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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Vetting Sarah Palin: Victor Kohring

FollowtheMoney.org, a project of the National Institute on Money in State Politics, reveals that presumptive Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin gave $100 to the campaign of Republican State Representative Victor Kohring.

Kohring, of course, is currently in prison for corruption-related activities.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Former Rep. Victor Kohring, who had been elected to represent Wasilla and the Mat-Su for 12 years, today became a convicted felon.

A jury handed down the verdict just after 1:30 p.m.. The panel found him guilty on three of four charges.

Kohring was convicted of conspiracy, bribery and attempted extortion, but found not guilty of extortion.


Of course, this doesn't necessary imply anything about Gov. Palin. However, given her surprising win that year over Mayor John Stein, it's likely she had some help.

Just how well did Sarah Palin know Victor Kohring? Was she involved? The McCain/Palin campaign will have to answer these questions.

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