|Sen. Richard Lugar|
But what I found particularly interesting about the invitation is that it directs the checks to be made payable to Friends of Duck Lugar, not at the Indiana post office box the campaign lists as its address with the Federal Election Commission, but rather to 406 Virginia Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia.
According to Zillow.com, 406 Virginia Avenue, Alexandria, Vriginia is a private residence with 2,224 square feet and worth in excess of a million dollars. Further research suggests the home is owned by natural gas lobbyist Chad Bradley of Chad Bradley & Associates. In the Lugar invitation, recipients are encouraged in the invitation to RSVP to Amy Bradley's email address. Presumably Amy is Chad's wife.
I am not sure of the legality of having individuals not associated with the Lugar campaign, collecting checks on the candidate's behalf. Surely one would think after the residency fiasco, the Lugar campaign would show better judgment than to use a lobbyists' Virginia home as the address to mail checks for an Indiana re-election campaign.
Amy Bradley co-owns Direct Connect Consulting Group, LLC, which is a VA-based fund raising firm. Check her partner's bio.
From Frencessa Cox's bio, who is a partner in Direct Connect Consulting Group, LLC, which is Dick Lugar's fund raising firm.
"Principal Francessa Cox has seventeen years of experience in fundraising and was one of the senior national fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee (DNC)."
It's the company you keep, right?
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