Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Donna Shalala on Lennar's Board? By Geniusofdespair

The Blue Wave in U.S. Congressional District 27

In a press release, Congressional hopeful, David Richardson said it was "Effectively a two-person race." I guess he must mean that Matt Haggman dropped out and Kristen Rosen Gonzalez. Really? Did they? In this poll Haggman and Richardson are running neck and neck. I guess things have changed since January. I called Matt Haggman and he was bewildered by the quote about 2 candidates. He said his campaign was moving full speed ahead.

Anyway Richardson's release makes the Lennar, a Florida based development company, connection with Donna Shalala. The only problem is, Lennar gave U of M gobs of money during her tenure on the Lennar board (She was also U of M President). It is hard to fault her with that Lennar connection if she was to do right by the University she headed. But, did that have anything to do with the Pine-Rockland property sale... that is, she was a developer flunky for a while and learned some evil ways.
“I owe it to the voters to hold Donna Shalala accountable for what she is: a double-dealing corporate Democrat." - David Ricardson
Matt Haggman said:
 My campaign isn't about the other candidates in the race, it’s about the people of Florida 27 and how we can work together as a community to usher in a new era in our politics.  We have been taking our message directly to voters on a daily basis.  Our team of volunteers has already knocked on nearly 6,000 doors across the district.  The incredible response we’ve received from voters is what keeps me energized and optimistic about a new day where politics is about the people not the politicians.


Anonymous said...

Leaning toward Jose Javier Rodriguez and David Richardson.

Geniusofdespair said...

Jose dropped out about a month ago. Maybe you might consider looking at all the candidates once again. If you didn’t know Jose dropped out you have to now choose carefully.

Anonymous said...

David Richardson is very well qualified. He will make a great Rep.

Anonymous said...

Haggman is sounding like a 1990s version of Shalala. We know where that lead us to, Shalala herself. All of this talk of compromise and accommodation means only one thing to Republicans in Government, weak spineless Democrats can be pushed to serve Republican goals. This is how Bill Clinton politics lead us to Newt Gingrich, and eventually Donald Trump.
Enough, we need somebody willing to fight, not willing to compromise from day one.
No to big sugar, no to the NRA, no to the prison lobby, no to ending CHIP program, and yes to Medicare for All.