Even if your team didn’t make the post season, everyone is enthralled by a seven-game World Series. As the New York Times articulated, “Game 7. It is among the most alluring events in all of sports, a grand stage where reputations are made and history is carved from a clash between two teams seeking their sport’s ultimate prize.”
Tonight is that night for Major League Baseball!
While the race for the North Bay Village mayoral seat is hardly being played on a grand stage, incumbent Connie Leon-Kreps isn’t exactly batting a thousand, either. In fact, she just struck out with her third swing at bat.
When we last checked in on the North Bay Village election, Team Connie’s Bad News Bears were conjuring up fairy tales about imaginary puppeteers. Her Electioneering Communications Organization (ECO), Common Sense, sent out a libelous mailer attacking NBV Commissioner Richard Chervony for committing the “sin” of supporting the opposition.
In a last ditch effort to hold on to her seat, Mayor Connie Leon-Kreps has joined forces with Councilman Jorge Gonzalez. Since they can’t give you any convincing enough reasons to vote for them, they’ve resorted to hiring shady political committees to throw mud on the wall in the hopes that something will stick. This is the very type of dirty political ploy that unscrupulous politicians use to lure in the low-information voters that Team Connie is counting on to win the election.
Don’t be a low-information voter! The truth is out there!
Just when you thought they’ve stooped as low as they can get, Connie & Co. managed to set the bar even lower with their latest, and lamest, mailer yet.
Here’s the third hit piece they sent out:
Well, what do you know? There’s the very same “cease and desist” lawyer letter that was used in the first first hit piece mailed out under the name Floridians for a Strong Future, which was cooked up by Randall Hilliard, formerly known as the Prince of Darkness, and Mitch “Randy’s Bitch” Edelstein.
You obviously can’t find any dirt on Jorge Brito.
Apparently, you can’t come up with something original, either.
What a freaking dumbass move!
Hey, Randy … Mitch …
For starters, you should be asking yourselves, “What’s up with all these freaking mailers?”
Glad you asked.
Since Common Sense sent out its last mailer, it has received two contributions. The first was on October 16, 2014 in the amount of $2,000.00 from Capital Advocacy Group, Inc., which is one of lobbyist Ron Book’s many corporations.
Since Ron Book gives money to every candidate who knocks on his door and every rebel with (or without) a cause, that’s not even the strange thing.
On October 27, 2014, Common Sense received a $37,000.00 contribution from a Political Action Committee (PAC) by the name of Changing Florida’s Future. This PAC was formed on June 3, 2013 by Registered Agent Mark Herron, the same attorney who formed both Floridians for a Strong Future AND Common Sense.
Changing Florida’s Future, is in the business of receiving contributions and spending money to steer elections, with the big money going to the Miami-Dade Democrat Party, Florida Democrat Party and the Charlie Crist for Florida, among other Democrat candidates.
Curiously, however, there is no $37,000.00 contribution made to the ECO Common Sense. At all. Ever.
So, where did Common Sense really get that $37,000.00 from?
Even stranger is the fact that, despite sending out two mailers in less than two weeks, Common Sense has reported ABSOLUTELY NO EXPENDITURES since September 24, 2014. Not one thin dime!
Not for legal fees.
Not for consulting.
Not for graphic design.
Not for printing.
Not for mailing.
Nada, zip, zilch!
Strangely, though, the ECO that produced the first hit piece, Floridians for a Strong Future, has paid lots of money for advertising since October 2, 2014, including $7,000.00 to Mitch Edelstein’s company, Strategic Campaign Consultants, and $7,751.68 for graphic design, printing and mailing.
Here’s the thing. Floridians for a Strong Future might have yet another mailer for Team Connie in the works (if that’s the case, you’ve been warned). But, I find it awfully strange that Common Sense sent out two mailers without reporting any advertising expenditures.
Are these Electioneering Communications Organizations accountable to anyone for anything? No wonder elections are so dirty!
A final word to one who needs schooling…
Hey, Randy, hang it up already. This is how it’s done.
Now get out of the way, get back in the nosebleed section, and watch the big boys play.
Game 7 … PLAY BALL!
“Spreading the Wealth”