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January 25, 2013
brooklynmutt:

Yes, please!

With our boy Saxby Chambliss out of the picture, this is actually a realistic thing. (Cain is a Georgia resident.)

brooklynmutt:

Yes, please!

With our boy Saxby Chambliss out of the picture, this is actually a realistic thing. (Cain is a Georgia resident.)

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10:38 // 1 year ago
November 3, 2011
We’ve retained independent counsel to look at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story and report back to us… Amy, why don’t we talk about the campaign going forward?
Herman Cain’s chief-of-staff, Mark Block • Refusing to give a detailed answer on the much less examined scandal afflicting the Cain campaign right now. As we mentioned earlier, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that early in Herman Cain’s presidential run, his campaign accepted about $40,000 worth of illegal donations from a charity, Prosperity USA, which was run by Mark Block himself. This is, so far as we’ve seen, the first instance of Block or any representative of the Cain campaign being asked directly about this, and it doesn’t seem like he was very keen on the question. source (viafollow)
14:09 // 2 years ago
November 2, 2011
18:30 // 2 years ago
November 1, 2011
Herman Cain’s campaign finances come under fire
Trouble mounts for Cain campaign: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released a report yesterday that Herman Cain’s presidential campaign, while in its nascent phase earlier this year, accepted $40,000 in good and services from a tax-exempt charity, a violation of campaign finance law. Making matters look even worse, the charity in question was Prosperity USA, founded by none other than Cain’s chief-of-staff (and now America’s most visible smoker) Mark Block. Said Cain, when confronted with this report on Fox News yesterday: “I didn’t even know about the report until you brought it up on the show.” For a candidate being broadly accused of poor preparation and of “winging it,” this probably wasn’t the best admission to make. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source
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Trouble mounts for Cain campaign: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released a report yesterday that Herman Cain’s presidential campaign, while in its nascent phase earlier this year, accepted $40,000 in good and services from a tax-exempt charity, a violation of campaign finance law. Making matters look even worse, the charity in question was Prosperity USA, founded by none other than Cain’s chief-of-staff (and now America’s most visible smoker) Mark Block. Said Cain, when confronted with this report on Fox News yesterday: “I didn’t even know about the report until you brought it up on the show.” For a candidate being broadly accused of poor preparation and of “winging it,” this probably wasn’t the best admission to make. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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15:09 // 2 years ago
October 28, 2011

More on Herman Cain, Mark Block and his checkered past

jeffmiller says: To be fair, the election board counsel felt he was railroaded. From Time: “George Dunst, the Board’s former general counsel, recalls that the evidence was shaky. ‘[Block] got screwed,’ he says. ‘They really did a number on him.’”

» SFB days: Fair enough. The AP story didn’t bring up that particular detail. But it’s also worth noting that the sentence directly before the one you pulled said this: "Former board member David Halbrooks remembers it as a slam dunk case." We changed the story slightly to reflect the non-open-and-shutness of the case. But we do recommend you read the whole story, which also notes that within the past few years, he’s been nailed for sketchy robo-calls in Wisconsin. — Ernie @ SFB

11:29 // 2 years ago

Herman Cain aide Mark Block’s checkered past, abridged edition

  • rise Mark Block started his career in 1974, becoming, at age 18, the youngest elected official in Wisconsin’s history. He spent much of the 1980s coordinating Republican political campaigns in the state.
  • fall In 1997, Block was blocked from Wisconsin politics for a few years for allegedly doing some sketchy stuff with a special interest group. During this time, he worked at Target and his personal life unraveled.
  • recovery In 2005, Block got his mojo back by getting hired as Americans for Prosperity’s director in Wisconsin. He then met a young whippersnapper named Herman Cain, and the rest is chain-smoking historysource

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11:04 // 2 years ago
October 25, 2011

That weird Herman Cain/Mark Block ad from last night, minus all the boring crap at the beginning. Seeing it on loop a bunch of times somehow makes it more effectively weird. More Cain campaign weirdness over this way.

8:31 // 2 years ago
October 24, 2011

inothernews:

soupsoup:

joshsternberg:

Via Gawker:

Here’s a brand new Herman Cain campaign ad, sure to be pulled from YouTube any minute now, starring his chief of staff, Mark Block, who is, we’re guessing, drunk. (As is, apparently, the guy who filmed this on what we’re assuming is an iPhone.) But, really, the horrible panning and cheap tilt-shift filter are nothing compared to what happens at the 40-second mark. Just trust us on this one, okay? We told you the guy was stupid! [via @pourmecoffee]

Truth truly is stranger than fiction.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD, I LOL’D.

Also, to quote Peggy Olson?  “I am so high.”

We’re downloading this just in case it suddenly slips off the innertubes. It’s amazing.

(Source: joshsternberg)

22:19 // 2 years ago