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43rd Congressional District Craziness

A friend of mine who does political work for a PAC filled me in on a sad and bizarre situation in the 43rd Congressional District. This is the seat that is currently held by Maxine Waters and one where she will easily win re-election. Cook Political Report has this district rated as a D+29.

For the March 2020 Primary Election, we had two Republicans who chose to run in a race to become the sacrificial lamb in November. Those two Republicans are Omar Navarro and Joe Collins. Sadly, this article is going to point out the problems with two Republicans who both have done things to cause some embarrassment.

As of the writing of this post, here are where the candidates stand:

Maxine Waters- 76.97%
Omar Navarro- 11.53%
Joe Collins- 11.50%

With votes still to be counted, either Navarro or Collins could be the Republican candidate to advance to November. I wish this is where the story ended. However, Omar Navarro was arrested in December of 2019 and I am unsure as to whether or not he is currently incarcerated (it appears to me that he is). Not that he had any chance of beating Maxine Waters due to the registration gap in the district but this seals the deal.

You might be wondering why he is still slightly ahead of candidate Joe Collins at this point and I questioned the exact same thing. What was even more confusing was the fact that he had raised and spent over $1,000,000 in the Primary. I couldn’t understand how he could message to the voters about bot of his opponents and not easily make it to the run-off.

Let us take a look at what Joe Collins spent over $1,000,000 on (Broken down by category) {I am only naming individual people who made over $10,000 to protect the names of those who were less egregious}:

Campaign Consultants/Personnel (Total $841,576.27)
Pure Strategy Solutions- $195,151.90
Campaign Solutions- $624,630.38

Event Tickets, Food, & Travel (Total $141,526.10)

ALASKA AIR
ALL GOP CLUBS HOLIDAY EVENT
AMERICAN AIRLINES
AMERICAN FREEDOM ALLIANCE
AMTRAK
AUTOGRAPH HOTEL
BARONS COVE
BISTRO 31
BOBBY VANS CHOPHOUSE
BRIDGEHAMPTON INN
BUGATTI RISTORANTE
CAFE MILANO
CAPITAL GRILLE
CHEAPTIX.COM
CLEARME.COM
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
DEL FRISCOS
DELTA
DFW EXECUTIVE DALLAS
EVENT BRITE
FEARINGS RESTAURANT
FOUR SEASONS
GODADDY
HOTEL PASEO
LE MERIDIEN
LE MERIDIEN DALLAS
LYFT
MARRIOTT
MASTRO
MYRON MIXON’S PITMASTER BARBEQUE
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN
NEW JERSEY REPUBLICAN WOMEN
OLD EBBITT GRILL
PORTOFINO HOTEL
PREGO LIMO
RENAISSANCE HOTELS
RESIDENCE INN
RUTH CHRIS STEAKHOUSE
SHERATON
SLS BEVERLY HILLS
SMART AND FINALE
SMITH & WOLLENSKY
TABERNA DEL ALABAR
THE ASHTON
THE HAMILTON
THE PALM RESTAURANT
THE RITZ CARLTON
TOWNEPLACE SUITES
TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL DC
TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL NY
TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL GOLF RESORT
UBER
UNITED
VIRTUE FEED AND GRAIN
W HOTELS
WESTIN
* Too many individual line items to list out exact amounts for each

Filing Fee/Office Supplies/Credit Card Fees (Total $13,142.40)
Amazon- $364.57
Apple- $3,369.90
Best Buy- $1,369.31
Costco- $303.07
*Partial List

Contributions & Reimbursements (Total $8,420.39)
South Bay Republican Assembly- $425
California Republican Party- $130
Trump Victory- $5,600
Joe Collins Himself- $2,265.39

Actual Voter Contact Expenses (Total $2,801.53)
Printing- $1,021.91
Online Advertising- $389.01
Online Services/Website- $1,390.61

This is an absolute joke. I personally do not politically align in any way with Maxine Waters; however, who would you choose when given these three options?

5 replies »

  1. What an abuse of conservative American donations. The real winner was the consultant. In my pre election assessment I said that you cannot take out safe incumbents such Maxine or other Democrats be it Nancy or Schiff. Look at their prior election results and demographics. Even redistricting will not be factor in 2022. It’s called safe seats.

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