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Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia's Journal
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July 18, 2018

Fundraising magic disappears for Wasserman Schultz foe Tim Canova

Source: Sun-Sentinel

Tim Canova’s fortunes have changed dramatically, for the worse, in the past two years.

The congressional candidate was generating a gusher of campaign contributions in 2016 for his effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. This year, Canova’s contributions have slowed to a trickle.

How stark is the difference? On June 30, Canova’s campaign reported just $9,010 cash in its bank account.

On the same date two years ago, Canova had more than 100 times as much cash on hand: $986,345.

Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-wasserman-schultz-tim-canova-fundraising-lags-20180718-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

July 17, 2018

Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of soliciting bribes

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was found guilty of soliciting bribes and other federal corruption charges by a jury on Tuesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction.

The federal jury in Manhattan also convicted Skelos' son, Adam. Both men were found guilty of all the charges they faced, which in addition to soliciting bribes included extortion and conspiracy to commit honest services fraud.

Lawyers for the two men declined to comment after the verdict was announced. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, who presided over the trial, scheduled sentencing for Oct. 24.

Prosecutors accused the elder Skelos, a Republican from Long Island, of using his position to pressure three companies to provide his son with consulting work, a "no-show" job and a $20,000 payment.

Read more: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1K72ER?__twitter_impression=true

July 14, 2018

Jill Stein's Recount Cash Pays for Her Russia Legal Defense

Money that Jill Stein raised to recount votes in 2016 swing states is being used by her campaign to pay for legal bills stemming from the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election.

In June, The Daily Beast reported that the the U.S. Green Party candidate’s campaign, which raised $7.3 million for recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, had in 2017 stopped disclosing its monthly spending with the Federal Election Commission. Later that month, the Jill Stein for President committee filed a slew of reports that reveal spending on lawyers who are not trying to get inside any voting machines.

At the end of May 2018, according to the most recent FEC filing, the Stein campaign paid the “Partnership for Civil Justice” $66,441.60; that is on top of a $31,536 payment made in January, and more than the Stein campaign had in cash on hand by November 2016.

July 3, 2018

Have any of the Senators who voted for Gorsuch expressed regret?

Of not, does anyone really think that the next confirmation is going to go any differently?

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