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Catching up on news of some of the lesser known candidates.

Bernie is not the only one able to attract enthusiastic crowds.

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Perhaps you forgot the Wayne Messam was even running.🙄

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article229478609.html

Little-known in his home state, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam had what for a long-shot candidate could only be described as a hugely successful rollout of his presidential campaign last month when he kicked things off with the release of a polished video and a before-dawn announcement on CNN’s New Day.

Was it all downhill from there?

Barely a month into an unlikely 2020 bid, Messam is already fending off allegations that his campaign is in chaos. According to Miami New Times, a former staffer says Messam employees are bailing because his wife has “consolidated” the campaign’s finances and won’t cut checks.

Federal campaign fillings show that his wife was a registered agent on his Wayne Messam For America campaign account until earlier this month. They also suggest that Messam struggled early in a crowded field to raise money.

He initially reported raising $83,000 during the first two-plus weeks of his campaign, although he later amended his financial report to clarify that he’d actually raised $43,000. And he’s reported spending less than $2,000 between his March 13 rollout and the end of March despite trips to Israel and South Carolina.

orlbucfan

No surprise. A lot of so-called “Floridians” don’t even know where Miramar is. T and R, jcb!! Hope you all are enjoying the Holidays. Weather is outrageous here today. I’m enjoying it before endless too-hot summer/storm season begins. Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a cat 5 yesterday. 🙁

magsview

Was checking weather yesterday, doppler, to see when that monster system) Cuba to Newfoundland!) was due to hit us and saw a crazy line of thunderstorms raking Florida. I hope you have a great, and more dry, weekend orl!

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

I asked one Florida friend about Miramar, and he asked, “Do you mean, ‘Mir-a-lago’?” I said…”No.”

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Mayor Messam is a good looking young man (of course, anyone under 80 looks young to me), and David Smiley’s April 19th article, “Wayne Messam says he’s reviewing claims of unpaid presidential campaign workers,” seems fair.
One quote is striking, “Missing payroll would also be odd considering that Messam owns a general contracting business and was able to loan his successful mayoral reelection campaign $40,000 in late December.
Smiley writes, “Messam, though, said he’s feeling positive,” and Messam said, “We’re excited about the prospects of getting our message out.”

humphrey

The Russians must be inciting those damn environmentalists!🙄

humphrey

Sticking with the Easter theme.

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Finally took the time to open this. What a GREAT diversion. Leave it to Reuters!

humphrey

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Liked those campaign buttons a lot. They brought to mind a fine article, “The socialism of Eugene V. Debs,” by Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, Feb. 18 & 25, 2019, pp. 88-92. Sub-head, “THE FIREMAN. Eugene V. Debs and the endurance of American socialism.” Cutline for the accompanying photo, “Debs ran for President five times, captivating crowds by the tens of thousands.”

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