Click Here for Part One: Speaking Of Progress Kentucky’s Shawn Reilly And Other Problems…
Click Here for Part Two: Shawn Reilly, Of Kentucky Progress, Involved In False Voter Purge Allegations & More
Click Here for Part Three: Backgrounder On Guy Fingering Progress Kentucky
Click Here for Part Four: Clearing Up Some Reilly-Progress Kentucky Facts
Click Here for Part Five: Progress Kentucky Founder Shawn Reilly’s Stories Often Change, Casting Doubt; Had His Own Troubled Past
Click Here for Part Six: Progress Kentucky’s Shawn Reilly Has Strong Ties To The Democratic Party, Pattern Of Behavior Emerges
Whoops, forgot Shawn Reilly, Executive Director of Progress Kentucky, also worked for Andrew Horne’s failed U.S. Senate campaign and for Judge Fred Cowan.
His employment history, courtesy the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority:
- 04/1998 – 08/2007 — STUDENT
- 06/2006 – 11/2007 — FRED COWEEN(sic) 06 CIRCUIT JUDGE
- 06/2007 – 01/2008 — HENRY/TRUE FOR KY
- 07/2007 – 01/2008 — CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND AMERICA
- 01/2008 – 02/2008 — ANDREW HORNE FOR US SENATE
- 02/2008 – 04/2008 — UNEMPLOYED
- 04/2008 – PRESENT — WADDELL & REED, INC.
- 08/2008 – PRESENT — VARIOUS INSURANCE CARRIERS FOR W & R INSURANCE
- 01/2009 – PRESENT — BOARD OF LAKEVIEW CONDO
NOTE: W&R is only required to provide information while someone is in their employ, not after an employment relationship ceases. So “Present” wouldn’t accurately reflect when Reilly’s employment ended.
Even more proof of his super-strong ties to the Democratic Party.
No mention of Horne’s 2006 U.S. Congressional campaign, on which Reilly worked. Or any mention of working for Hilton/Musselman Hotels. We’re pretty sure one’s entire career history must be on file with FINRA.
If I’m not mistaken, I believe Horne has also served as an attorney for Reilly in the past.
Reilly allegedly told at least two campaign consultants that he left his job with Waddell & Reed to run Progress Kentucky. Both of those consultants alleged that Reilly claimed to be raising $5 million – $6 million (editors note: ha) and putting together a field campaign with offices around the state. Never mind that there’s not a chance in hell he could raise that kind of scratch or duplicate what a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate would already be doing – because that would be a waste of resources.
No, this isn’t the end of our series. There’s far more to come.
To give you a sense of just how much more remains:
UPDATE: Click here for Part 8.