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Monday, April 16, 2012

TICK TOCK

The deadline for filing for judicial seats and several other elected positions is this Friday. 


Stories are legion of the flights to Tallahassee on the deadline filing day; of scuffles in the hallways and political consultants physically blocking the door to the office where the filings are due. 


How many of our robed readers are sleeping well this week? How many have refilled their Ambien prescription?  Stay tuned as we and El Capitan will be proving up to the minute campaign coverage. 



Coming soon: Bondsman, corrections and dirty attorneys- the open secret that nobody wants to do anything about. 


And a special federal court update: "A Shaygan Shame."


Enjoy the week. See You In Court. 


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some incumbents will be spending their entire summer campaigning! Get ready!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Potential challengers-please mote that a lot of the incumbents loan themselves money to look good. THIS IS A LOAN- THEY DONT WANT TO USE IT. Just because you see the loan money dont be scared!! Thats what they want!!!!! File against them anyway!!!

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that Fajardo has Jimenez's seat in the bag, what say you cap?

Super real former Judge said...

7:37am is super correct. Focusing on the loan amount is fool's gold, focus on net worth and available cash. That tells you which incumbents are willing and (even more important) ABLE to spend their loans on their campaign.

John Rodriguez is a Tool said...

John Rodriguez. You, Sir, are a tool.

No legitimate reason to file against incumbent Teretha Lundy Thomas. Vulnerable ONLY because of perceived inability to raise money. She's a good judge and doesn't deserve opposition.

Didn't both of you work together as young prosecutors in the early-mid 80's? Not only are you running against a good judge, but you are running against a colleague.

Let me tell you something, Johnny. TLT has the backing of some very strong people in this town. Pick an open seat, like Brinkley.

Not that your lack of any personality has taken you very far, but you are finished in this town.

(post not endorsed by, and posted without the knowledge of, Judge Thomas)

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION UPDATE .....

Watching and waiting, that's the name of the game now, as it is T-96hours and counting until deadline for qualifying.

In our Circuit Court races, there are 32 candidates. Several of those have paid their qualifying fee TODAY. The count stands at 19 paid and 13 having not paid including open seat candidates:

Verde
Wallace
Santovenia
DeYurre
Pooler

Open seat candidates that have paid their qualifying fee:

Koppel
de la O
Labora

Still no challenger to Tanya Brinkley in the County Court race.

Cap Out ....

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION CENTRAL .....

Campaign Finance Reports are in! Last week we gave you the numbers in Circuit Court. This week it's the County Court that is the subject of our focus:

CCOUNTY COURT

34 candidates.
5 contested races.
22 incumbents with no opposition
4 incumbents with opposition

TOP SIX MONEY RAISERS:

Caryn Schwartz - $107,335
Tanya Brinkley - $81,418
Ana Maria Pando - $76,135
Larry King - $74,765
Andrea Wolfson - $73,738
Myriam Lehr - $70,605

BOTTOM FIVE MONEY RAISERS:

William Wells - ZERO
Andy Hague - $5,200
Mary Jo Francis - $7,025
Enrique Yabor - $9,166
Diana Gonzalez - $9,880

TOP NINE PERSONAL LOANS:

Andy Hague - $200,000
Joe Davis - $150,000
Jacci Seskin - $150,000
Charlie Johnson - $140,000
Dawn Denaro - $140,000
Robin Faber - $125,100
Sam Slom - $100,000
John Rodriguez - $100,000
Deborah White-Labora - $100,000

Most confident County Court candidate:

Maria Ortiz who has raised only $15,600 and loaned her campaign Zero.

With four days to go, Tanya Brinkley remains the only non-incumbent candidate without opposition.

CAP OUT .....

Anonymous said...

Why has maria ortiz not raised any money?