Last time I reviewed Erik Fresen's campaign report was in May, I called it Loosey Goosey.
It is time to look again. He is running for State Rep. in District 114.
He got $500 from Prestige Gaming (gambling). However he got $1,500 more from that same address in Oklahoma so let's put it at $2,000. The Florida Panthers gave him $500. The Republican party of Florida gave him a whopping $17,000. I am sure his opponent Ross Hancock will be lucky to get $500 from the cheap Democrats.
Gulfstream Park gave Fresen $500 (gambling). The Sugar Cane Growers gave him $250. U.S. Sugar gave him $500 - he also got $1,500 more from the same address. He got $500 from Texas EZ Pawn. Odd. Lykes Brothers gave him $200 and he had a few law firms such as Holland & Knight and Akerman Senterfitt. Walmart and Walgreens gave him $500 each. He got many donations from healthcare companies and education corporations.
He spent a fortune on office supplies for his campaign office. I never heard of anyone getting their office supplies from Amazon, Target and Walgreens nor have I heard of anyone spending thousands of dollars on office supplies -- over $3,000. Give me a break! He even has a Publix bill for $193.62 for food on 7/28 (for the campaign office wink, wink). On the same day he has a $16.57 bill for food from Pollo Tropical - that is more like it.
He charges his campaign for his gas, food, cell phone and travel. His campaign office manager is Millie Fresen and she gets $2,500 a pop for managing the campaign office.
As of 8/9 Fressen raised $167,325. His challenger Ross Hancock has raised $3,880 (most of it from himself). If you are afraid to ask people for money Ross, you haven't got a chance. Someone throw Ross a fundraiser please! Norman Braman are you listening? Ross hates gambling. Throw a few dollars his way. At least you can say that Ross is not beholden to anyone - he has not one corporate donation.