Herman Cain’s two top campaign aides ran a private Wisconsin-based corporation that helped the GOP presidential candidate get his fledgling campaign off the ground by originally footing the bill for tens of thousands of dollars in expenses for such items as iPads, chartered flights and travel to Iowa and Las Vegas – something that might breach federal tax and campaign law, according to sources and documents.
Internal financial records obtained by No Quarter show that Prosperity USA said it was owed about $40,000 by the Cain campaign for a variety of items in February and March. Cain began taking donations for his presidential bid on Jan. 1.
It’s worth noting that while Mark Block is currently serving as the head of Herman Cain’s presidential campaign, he formerly served as the head of Americans for Prosperity in Wisconsin, and you may also remember Block from involvement (along with James Wigderson) in election law violations relating to the 1997 campaign of former state Supreme Court Justice Jon Wilcox. Block settled that case by agreeing to pay a $15,000 fine and to stay out of Wisconsin politics for three years.