“Facts are difficult things when you smear candidates you don’t like”(55)

(55th in a series of posts on candidates for election)

Election Day is Tuesday May 21

That’s tomorrow!

Gadfly:

“candidate Ritter’s campaign is financed almost entirely by Councilman Callahan.”

False. False. False.

Your minions chose only to look at the 24-hour Report and FAILED to mention the Second Friday Report. The Second Friday Report lists $7,050 in cash contributions – none of them from “Friends of Bryan Callahan.”

Look at Michael Colon’s Second Friday Report. It lists a contribution from “Friends of J. William Reynolds.” Do you disqualify Mr. Colon because of this?

Facts are difficult things when you smear candidates you don’t like.

i.am.doctor.rock

4 thoughts on ““Facts are difficult things when you smear candidates you don’t like”(55)

  1. A little less than five percent of Michael Colon’s contributions ($200 of $4,360 as of the report listed ending 5/6/19) were from the Friends of J. William Reynolds. McNeil of PA donated an additional $100. I note a contribution of $1,000 (23%) from Friends of Bob Donchez PAC on 2/16/19. Each candidate had a few major contributors, with the exception of one who appeared to be entirely self-funded.

    Reputations are precious. Referring to contributors as “minions” while signing with a pseudonym is not the act of a brave person.

    John Marquette

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  2. Dr Rock should read the entire financial report. $4000 from the Friends of any sitting council person to support a candidate for that body should raise a question about the independence of said candidate.

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  3. First, I reply using my name. I don’t need to hide behind an alias. Second, I supported Carol Ritter by writing a check of my own from me, not from a campaign fund. Third, the fact remains that a seated Councilman wrote checks totaling $4,500 to a candidate from his own campaign fund, not from his own pocket. These facts are irrefutable. I also noticed other inter-candidate transfers of campaign monies, and I think that is wrong as well, but none approached this level.

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  4. Here are some stubborn facts: Friends of Bryan Callahan contributed $4500 and various developers contributed $4300. Over half of Ms. Ritter’s total campaign funds ($14,100) are from developers and a developer-friendly councilman, judging by his voting history, who supported her as an elected official using his campaign funds not his personal money. This magnitude of political contribution in a city council election should concern everyone about the corrosive effect of political influence by special interests.

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