Friday, September 15, 2006

Look how fast the dirty money finds a new taker in Knowles.

With Binkly and Murkowski out of the race, VECO owner Bill Allen needs a new horse to back and it appears to be Tony Knowles.
A few of Bill Allen's closest friends have switched over to back a democrat. Unfortunate for Bill Allen, and unfortunate for Tony Knowles as well, just before the FBI raid, one of Bill's closest associates sent out an invitation for a fund raiser and invited a lot of friends of Ben Stevens, Carl Marrs and Bill Allen, to a fund-raiser for Tony Knowles. See below the invitation to a fund raiser for Tony Knowles at the home of Carl Marrs.

So who is Carl Marrs?
  • Carl Marrs is the former president and chief executive of Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI)

  • CIRI is one of the companies to which the FBI went, seeking information about VECO and their inappropriate association with certain legislators. (click here to read the story)
  • Carl Marrs is a business partner with Bill Allen in a company they co-own with other partners who were also served with warrants and searched.
  • While Carl Marrs was president of CIRI, when CIRI paid Ben Stevens $270,000 in "consulting fees."

  • Carl Marrs and VECO Owner Bill Allen have a well established track-record of backing the same candidates VECO backs.

  • See the origional email in PDF form here

    ----- Original Message -----
    *From:* Joy Marrs
    *Sent:* Tuesday, September 05, 2006 1:07 PM
    *Subject:* Don't forget this Thursday night!

    Joy Marrs, Patti McGuire, Rosie Fletcher, Jana Hayenga, Jo Michalski,
    Jeanie Penney, Bonnie Swanson and Marty Weeks invite you to join them at
    a fundraising reception for Alaska's future Governor and First Lady Tony
    & Susan Knowles

    *Thursday, September 7, 2006* from *5:30--7:30pm*

    at the home of *Mr. & Mrs. Carl Marrs* 2239 Sorbus Way

    (From the intersection of Benson Blvd. & New Seward go east on Benson
    Blvd. Left on Maplewood. Right at the Woodside East sign on Cimarron.
    Left on Shepherdia. Right on Sorbus Way.)

    *Please join us in supporting a Governor who:
    *~ Works for kids, families and communities.
    ~ Believes Alaska can and should have the best schools in the nation.
    ~ Will always defend a woman's right to make her own reproductive decisions.

    Suggested donation: $100 - $1,000 RSVP/Questions: 907.562.2006

    *If you are unable to attend, you may donate online or call 562-2006.
    Maximum allowable contribution per individual is $1,000 per calendar year.*

    Paid for by Knowles for Governor, P.O. Box 201663, Anchorage, Alaska

    Knowles for Governor
    PO Box 201663
    Anchorage, AK 99520

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