In a shocking report filed this weekend by the Boston Globe, The Thornton Law Firm, a New England personal injury litigation firm, stands accused of repaying its employees for political contributions. According to the Globe’s report, using straw donors to make political contributions is illegal. Now Democrats are tripping over one another to get rid of the dirty money.
Interestingly, our own Michael Bennet was in on the take. On June 16, 2016, Bennet received $22,500 in contributions spread across eight members of the Thornton Law Firm.
The story supports a true, but very cynical portrayal of how money is raised by some politicians these days. Candidates from half a continent away would fly into Boston to sit in a conference room for a few minutes with Thornton Law employees whom they have never met before, and head down the elevator with tens of thousands of dollars in campaign checks.
We’re not sure if Bennet actually made the trek to Boston that many of his Democrat peers were described as doing in the article, as June 16 was a work day in the Senate that was gaveled in at 10:00 AM.
v>Numerous Democrat candidates in high profile U.S. Senate races have either returned their Thornton Law contributions, or pledged to do so. Michael Bennet has not. Does Bennet plan on keeping this dirty money?