Orly Taitz: How She's Paying for Senate Bid

Nicknamed "Queen of the Birthers" in the popular press, Orange County's Orly Taitz is challenging Dianne Feinstein for her seat in the U.S. Senate.

Most of Orly Taitz's campaign contributions are coming from her own wealth, according to statements released by the Federal Election Commission.

Taitz, a Republican, is challenging Democrat Dianne Feinstein for her U.S. Senate seat. Feinstein has held the seat since 1992.

Taitz loaned herself $280,000 on May 30, according to a document received May 31 by the Secretary of the Senate.

Other donations to the Taitz campaign include four individual contributions of $250-$300. Two of these were from California residents.

Records also reveal that Taitz's committee donated $500 to The California Republican Party.

So far Taitz has spent very little on her campaign other than the $3,400 filing fee to run. The only other expenses she lists were paid to Aristotle International, a Washington, D.C.-based political consulting group that specializes in web design. She spent a little over $200 for their services.

Taitz is best known for her court case against the Social Security Administration, where she attempted to prove that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. That case was .

Feinstein has over $2.6 million cash on hand, according to the FEC. Her May 2012 donors included musician Herb Alpert, who donated $1,000, former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, who donated $1,000 and Santa Margarita Company CEO Anthony Moiso, who donated $2,500.

Yeparoo June 06, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Oh Orly, how we will miss thee. US Sen 2012 - RIP
john June 07, 2012 at 02:51 PM
My wife worked for this crazy bit..ch in her RSM office. She forced her to do illegal dental procedures to make money. How is she still practicing dentistry when she is doing illegal procedures on patients.
Pancho Villa June 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM
A. The claims were filed out of state and not under the jurisdiction of the California bar? B. She offered free dental work to the Bar Association board? C. Her "campaign" was a tax writeoff, since she could then deduct any expenditures as bad debts. That would earn her status with any tax lawyer.
Dan Avery June 12, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Yeparoo, I like the way you lay one stimulus onto Obama and the other onto Bernanke. It's a tacit admission that Bush wasn't in charge after all. The Truth always comes out, eh?
Yeparoo June 12, 2012 at 05:39 PM
@Dan Avery - Actually, both were Bush's fault. I forgot to mention that. Thanks for the reminder. In fact, Bernanke is in deep consultation with W Bush as we speak about whether or not we should have a QE3. Black helicopters warming up now. Bush's "Stimulus Lites" were a bozo moves that didn't work and would never work. It's what politicians do when they panic. Try to save the electorate from current pain and maybe they'll forget who's fault it was when the crap really hits the fan years later.


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