Insider: Punishment for Sorenson Could Restore Caucuses’ Reputation

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Will a former state senator's actions damage the reputation of the Iowa caucuses?

Wednesday Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission and one count of obstruction of justice in connection with the concealed expenditures.  Sorenson admitted to taking money to support Michele Bachmann's campaign.

Then he took thousands more to change his support to Ron Paul's campaign.

He could spend up to 25 years in prison in the case.

One prominent Iowa Republican says Sorenson will get what he deserves but it shouldn't hurt Iowa's reputation.

“What he did was not only illegal and immoral. It was incomprehensible to switch at the last minute, taking money under the table. I think it's good the prosecution got to this point. It's good that he pled guilty. I hope he gets his punishment and that helps remove the stain from the caucuses,” says David Kochel with Redwave Digital.

Kochel believes the caucuses’ reputation could be restored because people feel Sorenson has been punished, especially if turns on the people who illegally paid him from the Bachmann and Paul campaigns.


  • Joe P.

    The Iowa caucuses are the corner stone for corruption for those in politics wanting to buy their way into a office. There’s not enough bleach to remove the stain left by those like Sorenson.

  • Troy Hendrickson

    What’s hilarious is that Mr. Sorenson pleaded guilty in front of a federal judge, and his daughter is all over the Regisister claiming he told her he’s really innocoent, so obviously he either lied to his daughter, or he lied to the judge.

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