New evidence discovered by GotNews.com reporter Rick Shaftan, on the ground in Mississippi this week, directly ties the Cochran for Senate campaign to controversial ads placed by the shadowy PAC group, All Citizens for Mississippi, that have not been reported on any forms filed with the Federal Election Commission, as required by law.
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Paperwork on file with WGNL-FM in Greenwood indicates that Arthur Siggers, operating on behalf of “Friends of Thad Cochran”, placed $720 worth of radio ads that aired between June 13th and the June 24th runoff.
“Arthur Siggers, being on behalf of Thad Cochran, a legally qualified candidate for the Republican political party for the office of United States Senator in the Runoff election to be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, do hereby request station time.”
The order was for 3 spots per day Monday through Saturday during the flight for a total of 30 spots at $24 each and paperwork signed by Maxine Hughes, station secretary/treasurer and wife of longtime station owner Ruben C. Hughes.
Siggers also ran “Friends of Thad Cochran” spots on several Hattiesburg stations, where he is a pastor at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, while also appearing in controversial and racially-tinged ads for All Citizens for Mississippi.
“This paperwork makes clear the direct connection between Siggers, voiceover for the All Citizens for Mississippi ads, and the Cochran campaign,” Shaftan noted. “And evidence is now mounting that the Cochran campaign is illegally connected to controversial racially inflammatory pro-Cochran ads placed on WMGO-AM in Canton as well,” he added.
Siggers recorded a 90-second commercial for All Citizens for Mississippi that ran throughout the state on radio stations catering to an African-American audience. The ads rotated with sixty-second spots voiced by Pastor Ronnie Crudup from the New Horizon Church International in Jackson and another by Pastor Jesse Sutton, Jr. of the New McRaven Hill Baptist Church in Jackson.
The ad in question.
A recent GotNews.com expose tied Siggers through his business partner, Forrest County Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Bolton, to the 2013 Hattiesburg Mayoral election thrown out because prisoners were allegedly promised shorter sentences and preferential treatment in exchange for absentee ballots for incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree.
Cochran’s opponent, Laurel State Senator Chris McDaniel, is preparing a challenge to the primary runoff results and absentee ballots, which gave Cochran more than his margin of victory, will be examined closely in this process.
“The tie between Arthur Siggers and the Cochran campaign not only indicates illegal coordination between All Citizens for Mississippi and the Cochran campaign,” Shaftan explained, “it also makes pretty clear that the same kind of absentee ballot shenanigans that went on in Hattiesburg in 2013 were repeated on a large scale with the absentees that went so heavily for Thad Cochran in the runoff election.”
“And that’s on top of the insulting money laundering and wire fraud scandal where people giving money to the National Republican Senatorial Committee to ‘Stop Harry Reid’ instead saw their $5 and $10 donations, and their $10,000 and $100,000 donations, go to make racially inflammatory left-wing ads attacking Chris McDaniel.”
“Neither the National Republican Senatorial Committee, nor the allegedly different firms ‘National Media’ and ‘American Media’, both headquartered at 815 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, Virginia, have denied any of the criminal allegations made against them,” said Shaftan, “because they are true.”
“Not only is everything I’ve said true, but it’s not the first time they’ve done it either. And if they aren’t stopped now they’ll do it again in the future,” Shaftan added.
“All the facts have not come out and new tips are coming into GotNews.com almost on an hourly basis,” Shaftan said. “There’s a lot more suspicious activity that we are investigating here and we’ll be releasing details as soon as we can confirm them. People are going to go to jail here and the only way to protect the integrity of the ballot is to throw out the June 24th results and have a new election.”
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