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Smear: ACORN Is Connected To Nominee David Hamilton

September 17, 2009 9:51 am ET

David Hamilton's "ties" to ACORN consist of raising contributions door-to-door for one month after college in 1979.

Smear: Obama Judicial Nominee "Has Ties" To ACORN

Fox's Shannon Bream: "Critics say Hamilton has ties to the liberal activist group ACORN." [Special Report, 3/19/09]

Sources

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Truth

Hamilton's "ties" consist of raising contributions door-to-door for one month after college in 1979. As reported by the Washington Times:

After college as a young man, he served one month as a canvasser for ACORN, helping them raise money door to door." [Washington Times, 3/18/09]

Indeed, in the nomination questionnaire for his 1994 appointment to the Southern District of Indiana, which Right Wing Watch posted on its website, Hamilton was asked to list every organization he has been associated with since graduation from college. Hamilton listed "Summer 1979 -- fundraiser for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

 



 


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