Carlos Gimenez's PAC has raised $1,336,877 over a year out of the election. If as Carlos once told me: "Money is the mother's milk of a campaign" then he is getting all the milk he needs to cremate the other candidates and he hasn't even opened a campaign account.
The expense on this PAC is what interests me. They spent $54,210 in July and and $64,606 in June. Why are they spending so early in the campaign? To keep everyone else at bay. Common Sense Now got a contribution of $25,000 from the PAC. That was his former PAC. Why? They paid one bill from this PAC, to Consulting Associates Group out of Pembroke Pines. It is a recently formed corporation and Horacio Delgado is the President. He is an auditor. Why not pay him from the other PAC? Is he auditing Raquel Regalado?
Dario Moreno got $9,488 (he is the pollster) on 7/6 and and on 6/8 got $15,300. What is he on retainer?
Committee Patton Boggs PAC out of Washington DC gave $2,000. McDonald Hopkins, a Republican PAC out of Ohio gave $500. Southern Wine and Spirits gave $10,000. Intertex Apparel, LTD from NYC gave $10,000. Here is more on Intertex, you won't believe this one:
The U.S. Justice Department and three apparel importers settled a customs fraud case that saw goods manufactured in China falsely labeled as made in Korea or Russia, and sold as such in the United States at Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Family Dollar Stores, Kohls and Marshalls stores.
The benefit to the subterfuge was that the importers—Intertex Apparel Group, J.J. Basics and Ben’s Clothing—could evade quotas on goods manufactured in China and dodge customs fees by under-valuing “the actual cost for those goods charged by the Chinese manufacturers,” according to the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York.The case was developed by a whistleblower who worked in China for Intertex.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: Didn't Carlos Gimenez recently speak to the Obama administration by phone about our voting problems in the past and how the problems were fixed? "During the call, he cited “Significant issues and disruptions” in 2012 that made voting a “very uncomfortable and a very lengthy process.”
Did he mention that he caused part of the problem by closing early voting locations and limiting hours and days of operation which caused massive lines? Remember our election chief is under the Mayor and all decisions are his, no matter what anyone else says. Will he put Lester Sola back in when Penny Townsley leaves?