Three Ron Paul 2012 Staffers Indicted For Concealing Payments
Jesse Benton, head of Rand Paul's political action committee and staffer on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign, has been charged, along with John Tate and Dimitrios Kesari, for allegedly making concealed payments to an Iowa State Senator in exchange for his political support.
Ron Paul: U.S. Didn't Really Want To Catch Bin Laden Because They Needed An Excuse To Invade The Middle East
"Ya know, they knew where Bin Laden was. I don't think they really wanted to catch him because he was used as the excuse for us, you know, invading various countries and building up the military."
Rand Hit Bush-Clinton On Dynasty, But Once Said His Famous Dad Made His Run For Office Possible
"So it has opened doors, it hopefully will open doors in fundraising. But to be embarrassed by that no, I'm absolutely ecstatic that I'm able to participate in this process and that I can help be a leader in the freedom movement."
Mitch McConnell Downplays #Nosegate With Friendly Photo
Sen. Mitch McConnell from Kentucky posted a photo to his Facebook page standing next to his campaign manager Jesse Benton, who reportedly said he was "holding his nose" until Rand Paul's 2016 presidential bid. "LIKE if you agree: Nothing smells worse than #Obamacare! #NoseGate," the caption reads.
The Time Jesse Benton Claimed Everything Was "Above Board" In Iowa
Benton, who chaired Ron Paul's presidential campaign, has been accused of helping arrange payments to Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson in exchange for his support of Paul. "We are working very closely with the Iowa Republican Party to make sure everything is above board and we have a lot of confidence in that," he said on C-SPAN the night of the 2012 Iowa caucus.