An interesting item coming up from a closer look at the financial reports...
"Victory Strategies" is a Republican group, that is a husband/wife team, Israel O'Quinn and Stacey O'Quinn. Israel is currently a field operative for the Jerry Kilgore for Governor campaign, obviously more than a full time job for the last few months. Stacey is a full time staffer in the Attorney General's office, brought in by Jerry Kilgore, and kept on by Judith Jagdmann. Like most political operatives, Stacey has a history with members of the General Assembly, including having been campaign manager for House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith.
Somehow, with both O'Quinn's in jobs that would require full attention, Victory Strategies is once again active. Large payments have been coming in for political services from Terry Kilgore's campaign and the House Republican Campaign Committee. A source deep inside the Jerry Kilgore campaign assured us that no Kilgore staffer would have time or be allowed to be consulting on the side, only because they would be expected to be working 100% for Jerry. Certainly a reasonable position.
With Israel out of the question, we did a little more research. A source with close knowledge of Attorney General Jagdmann tells us that she has not forbid members of her office from working off the clock politically, but does not encourage it. This is a strong ethical position by the Attorney General, and one you would expect from someone like her, respected in both parties. But the large amounts of money suggest this is more than just moonlighting.
After a few more calls were made, we have been able to confirm Stacey O'Quinn's active political role during the day, while she is drawing a state salary with the Attorney General's office.
This is totally unacceptable, and we call for an immediate investigation into Ms. O'Quinn's role, and which state officials have been working with her, and whether they knew she was on the clock at the Attorney General's office.