The people’s candidate: not that it matters anymore

Keith Fitzgerald, good guy

Vern Buchanan, my ethically-challenged Congressman, currently (actually I think this is the third time) under investigation by his tribe in the Congressional Ethics Committee, and previously investigated by Fed Election Commission and the FL AG, doesn’t need support from the little people.

A story in my paper this morning looks at funding so far for Vern and his challenger Keith Fitzgerald (go Keith go!).

First quarter funds:

  • PACs: Vern 26.3%; Keith 17.9%
  • “Other”: Vern 19.7%; Keith 0.3%
  • Self: Vern 14.8%; Keith 0%
  • Individuals: Vern 39.2%; Keith 81.7%

And Vern will win the prize. Count on it. USA! USA! USA!

 

3 responses to “The people’s candidate: not that it matters anymore

  1. I am not prepared to concede this one. Keith has people doing fundraisers for him in places as far away as Miami and Chicago. And don’t forget how close Jennings came to winning and that was before Vern’s odious record was exposed.

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  2. I agree – he’ll run a great race and have lots of support,, but the power of incumbency is almost unbeatable, even for slime like Vern.

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