And now for something not related to Delaware — Sanford Bishop

Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., appears to have been using the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s scholarship program not only to enrich his own family, but also as an employee benefits package for his office and his wife’s business, according to new information dug up by oppo researchers at the National Republican Campaign Committee and given to the Albany Herald:

According to the NRCC, the seven questionable scholarships center around:

  • Jonathan Alston – a former employee of Bishop’s office who has presumably never lived in or attended college in Bishop’s district – in clear violation of scholarship rules;
  • Tiffany N. Tisdale – the niece of Bishop’s Field Representative Elaine Gillespie;
  • Robin Foster – the niece of Bishop’s $8,000 donor, Calvin Smyre;
  • Bonica T. Smith – the daughter of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees;
  • Lemeka S. Jacobs – the daughter of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees;
  • Aubrey Smith – the nephew of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees;
  • Kelli J. Blair – the daughter of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees.

This is no laughing matter for Democrats. Bishop, arguably the most conservative member of the black caucus, has an African-American plurality district that George W. Bush narrowly won in 2004.

Beltway Confidentialelection 2010gaUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Caltrain’s future in jeopardy after supervisors block sales tax measure

Roughly 90 minutes into Tuesday’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, local… Continue reading

Feds target donations from city contractors with new subpoena in Nuru scandal

Federal authorities have homed in on an apparent trail of donations from… Continue reading

Police union opposes proposal to hang ‘Black Lives Matter’ posters at stations

SFPOA criticizes plan for injecting ‘political agendas and wedge issues’ into policing

Twitter blocks verified accounts from posting after hack hits high-profile users

After the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West and… Continue reading

Private, charter schools likely forced to begin semester with distance learning

Private and charter schools that may have planned a return to in-person… Continue reading

Most Read