From Michigan Capitol Confidential:
A tea party organizer says he has found the smoking gun that links the Democratic Party to the controversial "Tea Party" that is running candidates and seeking official ballot status in Michigan.That blog credits Jason Gillman of Michigan Taxes Too Much for the investigative scoop.
A "Jason Bauer" is listed on recent federal election documents and state campaign donation documents as the "political director" of the Oakland County Democratic Party. A "Jason H. Bauer" signed the affidavits as the notary on nine of the mysterious Tea Party Political candidates' paperwork turned in to the state of Michigan.
A "Jason H. Bauer" has registered twice to run for office in Oakland County, once as a Democrat in May of this year. Both times, the Auburn Hills home address given by "Jason H. Bauer" is the same as the "Jason Bauer" who is identified as the Oakland County Democratic Party political director on the state and federal campaign documents.
The "Jason H. Bauer" signature on the Oakland County document also appears substantially similar to the notary signatures on the Tea Party political party candidate filings revealed this week.
Oakland County Democratic Chairman Mike McGuinness has claimed Bauer as part of his organziation, but he is portraying him as a lone wolf.
Should I believe him?
Much more quiet is the chairman of this canard Tea Party, former United Auto Workers steward Mark Steffek. Usually leaders of political parties are a chatty sort, but not Steffek.
Something to hide, stew?
Hat tip to theblogprof.
Suspect Michigan Tea Party lists candidates
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