Senator Bryan Taylor (R, SD30) will be in charge of the next rewrite of campaign finance law. But this is another case of an incumbent not following current law. This extract of his 2011 campaign finance report shows that he spent over $1,600 at the Ft. Rucker post exchange in June 2010. This is an abuse of his military privelege to shop at the exchange and get its discounts for items for personal use – and campaigning is not personal use.
The June 2010 purchase, if it really was for a campaign purpose, should also have been reported in his September 2010 preelection report. Why did he wait until his 2011 report? Could it be that he won the election, got plenty of post election contributions, and had money left over after he paid his campaign bills? Gotta do something with that extra cash. Why not put some of it in Bryan Taylor’s pocket?
We corresponded on this in February. I know he has been busy with the Creek Indians, but he has had time to fix it.
If he cannot be trusted in small matters, should he be trusted with larger ones?
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