#ThrowbackThursday: @VoteMarsha received 33 (!) letters from @FEC re: over $100K in unreported donations - while her campaign finance chair was Kline Preston, 1 degree of separation from Vladimir #Putin thru Preston's pal Torshin (see pinned thread). #RussianConspiracy#TNSen
From the @JSunNews article "Group files complaint against Blackburn's campaign committee" 12 June '08 by Bill Theobald:
Aug 29, 2018 • 9 tweets • 7 min read
Alexander Torshin is, of course, the mob-connected Russian Senator who was invited by @VoteMarsha re-elect org chair Kline Preston to observe TN elections in Nashville in 2012. #TNSen
Here's Torshin with Preston and @BillHaslam - at the @TNGOP victory party here in Nashville on Nov 6, 2012, same event where @VoteMarsha spoke. Yet we're to believe she didn't meet with Torshin.
Apr 14, 2018 • 29 tweets • 9 min read
We're beginning to form the opinion that it's unacceptable that electeds and pro transit advocates are disavowing the PR campaign behind @TransitforNash and its myriad conflicts of interest - in so doing painting folks like us as crackpots for asking questions about it.
It also makes us really angry that we're being told everyone with objections to this plan are doing so in bad faith and - these are fighting words to us - apologists for Donald freaking Trump.
Apr 1, 2018 • 25 tweets • 6 min read
We agree 100%. “Citizens for Greater Mobility,” the political action committee behind the campaign to promote @TransitForNash, has received the vast majority of its contributions from the very wealthiest Nashvillians. tntribune.com/community/loca…
The leadership of this PAC, which was founded and is primarily run by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, is operated by people who make huge financial donations tennessean.com/story/news/201…