GA was pleased to see the Emeritus of New Jersey political commentary, Agustin "Augie" Torres, mention this blog in his Saturday column (albeit in Svedish):
Zank you, Augie!
|read column HERE|
Torres called "NJ Senator Weinberg, Mason host Sweeney in Fulop's backyard", "interesting stuff," hinting cryptically: "there is some collateral damage."
Not yet, Augie!
There are 18 days until June 9, the day Steve Sweeney's Super PAC, New Jerseyans for a Better Tomorrow fundraiser is hosted at the "also known as" address of a 501 (c)3, The Mason Civic League, Inc.
18 days is plenty of time to prevent "collateral damage" to the co-host of a PAC's mega-bucks fundraiser at the registered address of a 501(c)3.
|left: Mason Civic League e-Postcard IRS return for 2014 right: Sweeney Super PAC Hoboken Fundraiser invitation|
|GuideStar USA, Inc., a 501(c)3, has a database of 1.9 million U.S. nonprofit companies.|
As GA noted before, taxpayers subsidize the operation of charities like The Mason Civic League.
So, from a taxpayer's perspective, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 is a highly unusual venue for a big bucks Super PAC fundraiser. Particularly when that 501(c)3 files e-Postcard returns to the IRS, and taxpayers cannot SEE what they are subsidizing. Oh yeah, on December 30, 2015 Mason dropped $40K on New Jerseyans for a Better Future.
So, to repeat, it seems to me there is plenty of time for NJ Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg to dodge incoming shrapnel. Hint: change the venue.
Hoboken has lovely restaurants- too many to name!