Endorsement-for-pay investigation that brought Kent Sorenson guilty plea is ongoing

by - September 02, 2014

The federal probe that resulted in a guilty plea this week by a former Iowa state senator who was secretly paid to endorse two Republican presidential candidates in the 2012 campaign is ongoing -- and could implicate the political operatives who were involved in routing payments to him, according to people familiar with the case. Kent Sorenson, a one-time tea party star and Iowa legislator, caused a stir in late 2011 when he dramatically dropped his endorsement of Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota to back former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. One focus by federal prosecutors now appears to be on people involved in Paul’s 2012 operation. Paul's campaign committee doled out $80,000 in legal fees this spring, according to federal campaign finance reports -- nearly twice as much as it spent on legal costs in all of 2013.

Source: Endorsement-for-pay investigation that brought Kent Sorenson guilty plea is ongoing - The Washington Post

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