[Bleeding Heartland Logo]

About
Bleeding Heartland is a community blog about Iowa politics: campaigns and elections, state government, social and environmental issues. Bleeding Heartland also weighs in on presidential policies and campaigns, federal legislation and what the Iowans in Congress are up to. Join our community, post your thoughts as comments or diaries, help keep our leaders honest and hold them accountable.
Author
- desmoinesdem
Highlights
- Iowa politics in 2008
- Iowa politics in 2009 (1)
- Iowa politics in 2009 (2)
- National politics in 2009 (1)
- National politics in 2009 (2)
- Iowa 2012 election coverage
- Who's who in the Iowa House for 2013
- Who's who in the Iowa Senate for 2013
- Iowa wildflowers
2014 Election Coverage
- IA-Sen
- IA-Gov
- IA-01
- IA-02
- IA-03
- IA-04
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Secretary of State
- State Auditor
- Iowa Senate overview
- Iowa House overview
- Senate district 5
- Senate district 7
- Senate district 9
- Senate district 13
- Senate district 15
- Senate district 17
- Senate district 27
- Senate district 39
- Senate district 41
- Senate district 47
- Senate district 49
- House district 25
- House district 28
- House district 33 (2013)
- House district 51
- House district 60
- House district 65
- House district 68
- House district 73
- House district 91
- House district 92
- House district 95
- House district 99
Search




Advanced Search


Paid Advertising


Bleeding Heartland
It's what plants crave.

Ted Sporer will defend Kent Sorenson in lawsuit over misused e-mails

by: desmoinesdem

Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 16:20:00 PM CDT


Pass the popcorn: former Polk County Republican Chairman Ted Sporer will defend State Senator Kent Sorenson against a lawsuit alleging that he stole the e-mail list of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators to assist Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign.
desmoinesdem :: Ted Sporer will defend Kent Sorenson in lawsuit over misused e-mails
Sporer chaired the Polk County Republican Party for eight years and served on the Iowa GOP's State Central Committee for five years during the last decade. Speaking to Kevin Hall of The Iowa Republican, he confirmed that he will represent Sorenson and will move to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Barbara and Richard Heki.

Two former high-level Bachmann staffers, who asked that their names not be used at this time, backup Heki's claims.

"I am confident that Kent Sorenson participated in the theft and I am confident that members of the senior staff were aware of it, certainly on or before December," a former Bachmann aide said. "And they debated it for three weeks, the senior staff, what to do. Over loud objections, they let Barb take the fall for it."

"They're mistaken," Sporer said in response. [...]

"It's an interesting lawsuit. We've obviously planned an aggressive defense," Sporer said. "I haven't received a service copy of the petition yet. After we receive that, we'll l file a series of motions to dismiss."

Any casual reader of Sporer's conservative blog would expect nothing less than an "aggressive defense" of his client. Sorenson doesn't mince words when clashing with fellow Republicans, so this attorney/client pair seem well-matched. If the Hekis' lawsuit isn't dismissed or settled out of court, the trial could be highly entertaining.

Tags: , , , , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email
Tweet This!

Row 2, seat 10...... (4.00 / 1)
....save it for me....I agree with desmoinesdem 100%...this will be top entertainment.

Better wear your darkest sunglasses (0.00 / 0)
Heh-heh there's gonna be a lot of glare and light reflection up there at the  defense table.

[ Parent ]
this won't go to court (0.00 / 0)
or more to the point, I don't see any witnesses materializing to finger Sorenson in a courtroom scenario.

For this thing not to be dismissed, the Hekis are going to have to pony up a witness. Good luck trying to make it any of the defendants (Bachmann et al). Right.


Menu

Make a New Account

Username:

Password:



Forget your username or password?


Iowa Liberal Blogs
- Ames Progressive
- Blog For Iowa
- Essential Estrogen
- Iowa .Gif-t Shop
- Iowa Independent (archive)
- Iowa Policy Points
- Iowans for a Future That Doesn't Suck
- John Deeth
Iowa Conservative Blogs
- Hawkeye GOP
- The Bean Walker
- Caffeinated Thoughts
- The Conservative Reader: Iowa
- The Iowa Republican
Journalists' blogs and research
- 24-Hour Dorman
- Cedar Rapids Gazette government page
- Iowa Fiscal Partnership
- Iowa Policy Project
- Iowa Politics Insider
- Iowa Watchdog.org
- On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog
- On the Campaign Trail with Ed Tibbetts
- Newton Independent (Peter Hussmann)
- Politically Speaking
- Price of Politics, etc.
- O.Kay Henderson at Radio Iowa
Iowa Democrats
- Tom Harkin (U.S. Senator)
- Bruce Braley (IA-01)
- Dave Loebsack (IA-02)
- Iowa Democratic Party
- Iowa House Democrats
- Iowa Senate Democrats
Statistics


 
Powered by: SoapBlox