This comment left on GA yesterday caught my attention; the commenter suggests Frank Raia's campaign staff inflated invoices and pocketed the extra loot:
Costs for mailings -- most of which were never sent out -- may be been has high as $92,000 -- when those inside the Raia camp estimated the actual costs to be under $30,000. Just who got the $62,000 difference is what a lot of people are asking near Raia. Obviously somebody got rich off of Raia for a cmapaign in which he came in 7th, and Tim did ever worse.$92,000? How could that be?
GA is told that the Raia campaign issued 5 mailers. If Frank spent $92K on them, that's $18,400 per mailer. Even if they did 6 mailers, that's $15,333 per mailer.
My G-d, that's high. Is it true?
Let's take a look at Frank and Tim's ELEC reports.
That's a $51,500 subtotal for mailers reported on 10/25/13...
Add $40,500 reported on 11/25/13...
Frank Raia paid a grand total of $92,000! For mailers!
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Remember, these figures are not vendor-charges (receipts), these are Frank-charges! These are the costs his campaign staff reported to Frank (and to ELEC).
Holy cow. Frank's teats must be sore from all that milking.
And one needn't look too hard to find other unusual expenses- $6,000 for "Security for HQ". (What did they need security for? To guard the 25 unopened boxes of lit and dog biscuits they threw out after election day?)
What about $8,216 for t-shirts, window signs, and walk-around lit? See anyone walking around with lit?
Oh, there's more. Have at it!
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