Is Greg Brannon's campaign being milked by scammers?

Liberating cash from the Libertarian:

North Carolina US Senate candidate Greg Brannon says he's sorry his website contains material that appears copied from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's former campaign website. But he added he agrees with every word.

The Republican said Friday his campaign would revise and footnote text on his website to make clear its source. He says a staff member drafted the pages and Brannon reviewed and approved them.

I realize the title of the diary and this excerpt don't seem to mesh, but this was just the starting point which led me to other discoveries. Other discoveries that call into question the motives of those who Greg Brannon has entrusted with the direction of his campaign:

TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 04/04/2013 $6,000
TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 04/04/2013 $6,000
TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 06/26/2013 $4,750
TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 05/13/2013 $3,000
TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 06/10/2013 $2,500
TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 06/12/2013 $1,750
TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 02/05/2013 $6,000
TIDEWATER STRATEGIES, LLC CONSULTING FEES RALEIGH NC 27605 03/07/2013 $6,000

Tidewater Strategies is the name of Reilly O'neal's consulting firm in Raleigh. O'neal is currently Brannon's Campaign Manager, and is formerly a Ron Paul staffer. He and a handful of his friends have set up dubious PACs in several states, and the vast majority of the money donated to said PACs ends up in their pockets. If you scan to the bottom of this report, you'll see what motivated said complaint.

But you don't have to live in Maine or North Carolina to get fleeced:

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For Liberty,

Reilly O’Neal
Chairman
Pelican State Liberty PAC

As I've said before, if Tea Party folks are gullible enough to throw away their money to con-artists, that's a little less crazy being injected into the political ring. But I do hate somebody who waves the flag or the constitution with one hand while lining his pockets with the other.

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So it seems

What's funny (not really funny) is that Libertarians would probably admire the entrepreneurial gusto employed by these guys. The donors? Probably not so much.

GOP Blames Loss In VA Govn' Race On Secret Black Dude&Libs

No doubt the Funnyest off the Walls Blues Brothers Excuse is that the GOP assorted Allies the Tea Party fruitcakes [ Ron Paul Types] Rand Paul Dudes and others are claiming that a Secret Black Dude donated tons of funny money to the Libertarian Candiate who took 7% of the Vote giving the Democrate Candiate a 50,000 thousand vote win.........No doubt a vast conspiracy is at work here like the Lizard Lick Town Counsel which elected 24 secret Alien escape Lizards from Area 51 total victory and a new Cable TV Show call " GOP HouseWifes Myths.."

Not only that

But the chemtrails and secret numbers on road signs were undoubtedly involved. If you play Terry McAuliffe's campaign theme song backwards, it clearly says "Satan's shit", or "Hatin' Mitt", or "Wait and sit", or something like that. Obama's Muslim cabal has invented an eternal light bulb and a car that runs on water, but they're keeping it secret because of...ummm..Ken Cuccinelli...and they're coming for your guns.

Because FREEDOM!

P.S. Just wait until we expose the Virginia Attorney General's race conspiracy!!

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