Oh Christine. Pay your bills for once, will you?

Filed in Delaware by on October 25, 2011

The Wilmington News Journal will be reporting tomorrow on a lawsuit that was filed last week by Christine O’Donnell seeking a declaratory judgment concerning her dispute with Jonathan Moseley, a former campaign worker on several of her previous campaigns. In a post on its Facebook page, the News Journal says Moseley, who is an attorney in Virginia, has demanded $18,250 for work and expenses he incurred this year and in 2008 in her race against Joe Biden for the Senate.

Interestingly, on Moseley’s website that I linked above, right on his front page, he is still soliciting donations for Christine’s own legal defense fund to pay off old campaign debts and expenses. See the screenshots below, of Moseleys’ website showing the solicitation in the red box, and the page where you can kindly submit your donation.

You’ll notice that the solicitation is not outdated. It is current. And the second page contains many more details not shown in the screenshot, and they are as follows:

There remain legal claims for unpaid bills against Christine O’Donnell, long after her U.S. Senate campaign and her legal defense against unfair demands for her criminal prosecution ended. Would you be willing donate to help pay off these invoices so she does not have to mount a new (and public) legal defense against new claims against her?

Not only are there unpaid expenses, debts, and claims, but now it is going to get even worse with legal bills to fight over those items. Having a public, legal fight can only enrich the lawyers and not help our conservative cause.

Do you think the campaign’s Treasurer should pay those who actually did the work for Christine O’Donnell’s campaign and who researched and discovered the truth about allegations against her?

Or should the Treasurer pay new lawyers to fight against those who actually performed work for Christine O’Donnell and her defense, by raising legal technicalities to cheat those who worked out of their hard-earned money? Should ‘Friends of Christine O’Donnell’ search for ways to avoid paying those who actually did work for Christine O’Donnell’s campaign?

Christine O’Donnell says she worries about those who donated to her campaign, how they will feel about the way money is spent. But surely those donors do not want to see their money used for litigation against Christine O’Donnell’s own supporters and workers! [….]

On October 12, 2011, Christine O’Donnell told me, Jonathon Moseley, that there will not be enough money in her campaign committee “Friends of Christine O’Donnell” to pay disputed claims from her campaign and the legal, public, and political defense after her campaign in 2011.

Christine told me that she may have to use her personal funds, which are very limited, to pay for lawyers.

So basically, Jonathon Moseley is raising money on his website, supposedly from Christine O’Donnell’s diehard supporters, to pay himself. Hey, I admire the ingenuity. Because Lord knows, Christine O’Donnell will never pay a campaign debt unless forced to by a court of law, and even then it is a 50/50 proposition.

Further, I love the part at the end, in bold, where Christine says the campaign funds are exhausted and she may now have to dip into her own personal funds. That’s rich, pardon the pun. Her campaign funds are her personal funds.

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  1. Lana Laro says:

    When will her 15 minutes be up? Perhaps next week after Halloween.

  2. O’Donnell had $1M left in her account. Has she used it up?

  3. MJ says:

    Moseley is an ambulance chaser in NoVa. That’s all he’s good for. The only thing that keeps him coming back to Chrissie-pooh is his unrequited love for her.

  4. MJ says:

    UI – there were a lot of bowling parties paid for with that $1 million.

  5. heragain says:

    Not to mention the donations to Romney, etc. Priming the pump” as it were.

  6. Geezer says:

    Remind me again why we have to take these people seriously.

  7. MJ says:

    Updated ambulance chaser’s website: “NOTE: I am no longer working on Christine O’Donnell’s legal and public relations defense. I am now accepting other clients as an attorney. My opinions do not necessarily reflect former clients such as Christine O’Donnell.”

    He also has a link to some type of Groupon-type company. My guess is that he gets some sort of kick-back when anyone clicks on the link and places an order.

    What a loser.

  8. Aoine says:

    we dont have to take them seriously – well I dont thats for sure

  9. anon says:

    Michael Castle lost to this.

  10. fightingbluehen says:

    I don’t know who to root for in this case. Maybe somehow they could both lose.

  11. walt says:

    Losing political office candidates are NOTORIOUS for skipping out on campaign debts, especially if its in a corporate name and across state lines. The Presidential candidates do it all the time. I’ve read of horror stories from New Hampshire that would make me demand cash up front if I were serving any of them.

  12. anon says:

    There’s a story about Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign in 1976, where a staffer was trying to get a hotel owner to bill the campaign. The owner, insisting on cash up front, walked over to a filing cabinet and pulled out an unpaid bill – from John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign.

  13. heragain says:

    Agreed, wait. I wouldn’t bring them a cup of coffee without payment upfront.

  14. MJ says:

    Taking a look at Moseley, I wouldn’t want him representing me in court. Would any of you?

  15. puck says:

    Even now Mosely is unable to resist posting on DP under a pseudonym. He even speaks as Mosely in the first person. It is pathetic-funny.

  16. Jackson Stone LOL says:

    The “Jack Stone” alias has polluted other political blogs posting various attacks on Mike Castle and ad absurdum defenses of Christine. Run a Google search and enjoy.

  17. TheRealJackStone says:

    cause I’m Jon Moseley, yes I’m the real Moseley
    All you other Jon Moseleys are just imitating
    So won’t the real Jon Moseley please stand up, please stand up,
    please stand up.

  18. TheRealJackStone says:

    I’m fantastic.