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Saturday, March 2, 2013
Adolfo Looking for Republican Line
and, as the Village Voice reports, his chances just got better because of the upheaval over in Staten Island, where it's Republican County chairman just resigned. Of course, the Daily News loves to bring up that scandal about his porch so he is going to have to try to change that tune.
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I know it’s trivial but this is hilarious. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Adolfo Carrión, Jr. has great credentials and is not beholden to the Democrat/union racket. He is also the only politician of Puerto Rican descent running for NYC Mayor, which should new variety to the mix.ReplyDelete
And what does being Puerto Rican (or Irish or Dutch, or anything) have to do with ability?Delete
He is better than the others!ReplyDelete
So he MIGHT be the best of a bad bunch?Delete
isnt that a bit harshDelete
Someone please save us.ReplyDelete
Maybe he's running because Gracie Mansion has such a wide wraparound porch!ReplyDelete
“A porch! A porch! My kingdom for a porch!”Delete
run baby run!ReplyDelete
You all missed the main point of what's happened: Adolfo Carrion Jr. just became the 1st NYC mayoral candidate who is guaranteed a spot in the November election.ReplyDelete
JOHN LIU is the CHOICE OF THE PEOPLE.ReplyDelete
Here's an interesting article from today's newspaper:ReplyDelete
The Wall Street Journal | March 7, 2013
CARRION SPENDING QUESTIONED
By Andrew Grossman
The campaign of New York City mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión Jr. on Wednesday defended his use of a political action committee a decade ago after a published report questioned its spending.
Mr. Carrión, the former Bronx borough president, largely ignored questions from reporters Wednesday morning about the spending of BXNY PAC, which raised more than $170,00 between 2001 and 2006, when it closed down, according to a report published Wednesday in the Daily News.
More than $14,000 of the committee's spending was accounted for as "petty cash"—much of it withdrawn in $500 portions over time, according to records filed with the state Board of Elections. There is no record filed with the state about how that cash was spent or what its purpose was. State law prohibits political committees from making cash payments larger than $100.
A Carrión spokesman said the cash disbursements were used for expenditures of less than $50 each, beneath the threshold at which itemized disclosures are required.
"It's a decade ago. The state Board [of Elections] had its opportunity when we requested to close the account to review all of the filings, which is their practice," the spokesman said. "There's never been any allegation that there was any impropriety in the documentation that was provided or the money that was raised."
Board of Elections officials didn't respond to requests for comment Wednesday evening.
The committee also paid thousands of dollars to the MirRam Group, a political consultancy based in the Bronx. MirRam Group is currently working for another mayoral contender, William Thompson, the former city comptroller who is running for the Democratic nomination.
Mr. Carrión has the endorsement of the city's Independence Party and is also seeking the Republican ballot line. On Wednesday, he at first tried to duck questions from reporters after a forum for Republican mayoral candidates before stopping to explain why he couldn't comment. "I haven't seen anything for a while. This is 10 years ago," he said. "So I have no comment until I see the story and I obviously have to talk to the guys who ran the BXNY PAC."
READ MORE: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324582804578344812825114392.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTSecondStories
Adolfo Carrión's enemies are really reaching back to find some some dirt, but without any success in this case. Are they going to look at his report cards from grade school next?ReplyDelete
Sorry, but how can any of you take Carrion seriously???ReplyDelete