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21 February 2013

Indicted Clayton County Sheriff Gave Money to Georgia Democratic Party in January

With less than $22,000 in the bank, I guess those beggars known locally as the Democratic Party of Georgia can't be choosers. Still, I was always taught a man is judged by the company he keeps. So what does it say about the Democratic Party in Georgia when one of their donors, in the month of January, is an individual indicted on more than two dozen felony charges?

That's right. On page nine of the Democratic Party of Georgia's February monthly Federal Elections Commission (FEC) campaign finance disclosure, there is a $250 contribution from embattled Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

Victor Hill faces numerous criminal charges stemming from an investigation into corruption while Hill was sheriff from 2005 to 2009. The felony indictments resulted in Hill losing his arrest powers from the state Peace Officer Safety and Training (P.O.S.T) council; and led the Georgia Sheriffs Association, an organization of 159 sheriffs representing each of the state's 159 counties, to ask Governor Deal to suspend Victor Hill pending the outcome of his criminal trial.

Including Victor Hill's $250 check, the Democratic Party of Georgia raised $38,939.99 for the period beginning 1 January 2013 and ending 31 January 2013. The party spent $78,006.50, has $21,874.96 cash on hand and $1,000 in debt.