Someone out there wants the tea parties to stay well funded, and they're willing to break the law to ensure it.
The California-based Tea Party Express has been getting donations from a dead woman for more than two years, records released Friday showed.
Joan Snyder Holmes died of cancer on Feb. 1, 2007, but gave the Our Country Deserves Better PAC, the group's political action committee, donations totaling $2,500 in 2009, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics.
In Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, the PAC reported receiving an additional lump sum donation of $5,000 in September.
The FEC has no record of Joan Holmes making any reportable contributions to campaigns or political committees prior to her death...................................