Sweeney empties old campaign account – is this legal?

It may be legal, but in our opinion it is certainly unethical. Okay, first some explaining. What does Senator Sweeney have to do with MagazzuWatch? And why do we care about his defunct Freeholder campaign chest?

First, like it or not, Sweeney and Norcross OWN Cumberland county.  All one need do is follow the money trail, and we will have more on that in the coming days, between Gloucester, Camden and parts of Burlington County that are all Norcross territory.

The Daily Journal, while being remiss on political news that actually affects local residents, did print a story (first released by the Philadelphia Inquirer) on Sweeney and his misuse of political funds.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sweeney spent $765 on cigars, $1,118 for dinner at a Washington restaurant and more than $10,000 for political meetings at South Jersey restaurants between January and September.

The money came from the Democrat’s Gloucester County freeholder re-election fund. Sweeney stepped down from the freeholder board in December and is not seeking re-election.

Sweeney tells the newspaper he’ll be shutting down the account later this year.

The fund had nearly $80,000 at the start of the year, but it’s down to less than $5,000.

If Sweeney is not running for the political office to which those funds were designated, how can it be legal to go on a spending spree? Sweeney is living high off the hog while his constituents face unemployment, mortgage foreclosures, and run-away tax bills. This sort of news is why virtually nobody has faith in our elected leaders. This man is the top dog in the Democratic Party, and rather than using that money to help people he hosts bacchanalian feasts!

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6 Responses to Sweeney empties old campaign account – is this legal?

  1. This means one thing the voters have to say good bye. Its sad to say but I have a mother and uncle who vote straight democract no matter what. They could careless and its sad.

  2. Wildwitch says:

    Just another post bashing Democrats on a non-partisan website. Alex maybe our mother & uncle do care and that’s why they vote Democrat. Maybe your the sad one.

  3. Guess-Who says:

    Wildwitch/Marcus:
    Sweeney Campaign Fund for Freeholder had nearly $80,000 at the start of the year, but it’s down to less than $5,000.

    Do U think it is Legal for him to Use this Money ?

  4. Wildwitch says:

    Doesn’t matter what I think it’s legal so why bitch!

  5. Guess-Who says:

    Sweeney knows better than to use a Re-Election Campaign Fund that should have been Closed Out Dec 31, 2010!

    It is holding these Elected Officials ACCOUNTABLE for their ACTIONS… Turning a BLIND EYE will Not Change the SYSTEM for the Better of the Public.

    U think it is Legal for a Politician to use a Re-Election Account that should have been Closed Out when they Decided NOT to seek the Position as an Elected Official in that District?

    WOW, no wonder this State is so _ _ _ _ _ _-UP 🙂

  6. Wildwitch says:

    Boo hoo Guess Who did you donate money for Sweeney’s reelection? Why are you crying… Like I have said, you boys think your so big & bad then run for office.

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