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Move over Hillary, here's Bundy

The clandestine group that mailed a flier morphing Republican state Sen. Alex Villalobos into Hillary Clinton has moved on to spookier personalities: serial killer Ted Bundy.


Pairing the killer’s pic with the West-Dade senator’s, the latest attack mailer from Citizens for Conservative Values flogs Villalobos for being soft on crime in light of his failed bill to require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentence. Bundy was executed after a 10-2 jury vote.


Villalobos, who has helped craft tough laws like the Jimmy Ryce Act, said the mailer misleads because Bundy would likely have been executed even if his Florida jury used the unanimous-approval standard – in place in the 37 other death-penalty states, such as Texas. Rather than deliberate until they reach a unanimous decision, Florida juries stop as soon as they reach a majority vote to recommend death.


Fighting off claims by challenger Frank Bolaños that he's not conservative enough, Villalobos also notes that Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero, a conservative Jeb Bush appointee, had called for the legislation. The conservative attack group’s chairman couldn’t be reached.


Meantime, the Frank Bolaños camp is complaining about another secretive group, Tell the Public the Facts, which produced an earlier, rattlesnake-adorned flier linking Bolaños to the federal probe into campaign backer Sergio Pino. Bolaños supporters say they’ve received automated telephone calls from the group urging them to call Bolaños and demand he give up the "dirty money'' - even though there's no evidence of wrongdoing on Bolaños' part nor allegations that his campaign money is tainted.


What’s more: the phone number people are told to call is the cell of Bolaños' wife and, his supporters say, the number that popped up on their caller IDs made it appear that the call came from Bolaños’ own cell. Villalobos said he opposes the calls and the snakes mailer. Tell the Public’s chairman couldn’t be reached.


Voters can expect more robo-calls from yet another third-party group, Teachers United for Better Schools, which plans to echo its recent campaign mailer suggesting that Villalobos supports higher taxes because he voted with the teachers’ union to keep the expensive voter-approved class-size amendment that Gov. Jeb Bush has sought to derail since 2002, when he first made his doom-and-gloom predictions about its price tag only to get caught on tape saying he had “devious plans” to scuttle the law.


The class-cap mailer advocates the so-called “65 percent solution” that seeks to steer more money to class rooms – a measure that polls almost as well as the class-size amendment, according to some surveys. The proposal has been traced to Arizona, where one Republican political consultant noted it had the added benefit of splitting teacher’s unions.


The chairman of Teachers United, Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High teacher Ira Paul, says the teachers unions are “socialist.” Paul, a close ally of Bolaños backer Rep. Ralph Arza, said “Ralph’s not involved with this” mailer or the planned calls.

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Ralph Castillo

DESPERATION HIS OFFICE BUILDING OWNED BY HIM IS SEVEN MILES FROM HIS DISTRICT AND VERY FEW VOTERS KNOW OF HIM A REAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE AND HERALD'S MARC CAPUTO.

IT’S MY OPINION THAT:
VILLALOBOS' DOWNFALL HAD NOTHING TO-DO WITH HIS POLITICS, AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HIS PERSONALITY, THE RESULTS OF A VERY DOMINEERING FATHER. AS PREVIOSLY STATED, HE'S AN ALOOF ELITIST IN A BODY THAT VALUES APPROACHABILITY AND COLLEGIALITY. - VILLALOBOS’ “LEADERSHIP" IS HIS WEAKEST LINK IN AN ALREADY FATIGUED CHAIN. HE WASN’T CUT OUT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SENATE OR EVEN A SENATOR, AND WOULDN'T BE, IF NOT FOR HIS "POWER DRIVEN" DEMOCRATIC FATHER, WHICH IS TO THE LEFT OF THE MASSES.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS: VILLALOBOS WASN’T PRESIDENTIAL SENATE TIMBER OR ISN’T EVEN SENATORIAL MATERIAL BY REASON OF PERSONALITY AND PROVIDING LIVING PROOF IS HIS PETTY AND PETULANT SCORCHED EARTH REACTIONS.
"VILLALOBOS" WILL BE GLAD TO LOOSE THIS ELECTION SO HIS FATHER WILL LEAVE HIS OWN POLITICAL AMBITIONS OF ASCENDANCY ALONE, AND WITH HIS HARD EARNED MONEY. - THE PRODUCT OF THE SALE OF HIS MINI LAW PRACTICE (DAD AND ME) TO A MEGA LAW FIRM, WITH VAST “CAUSE AND EFFECT” AT STAKE, DUE TO HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN PENDING COURT LITIGATION FEES… AND THE REAL REASON FOR CHANGING HIS “VOTE OF CONSCIENCE” AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR, REGARDING THE SCHOOL VOUCHERS, IT WAS USED AS AN EFFECTIVE SMOKE SCREEN FOR STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL DIVERSIONS, FROM THE REAL OBJECTIVE; THE “SECOND DISSIDENT VOTE” REGARDING THE CAPPING OF LAWYERS FEES… $$$$.
ONE OF MANY EXAMPLES OF AN AMBITIOUS FAMILY TRADITION, GOING BACK TO HIS GREAT- GRAND FATHER PLUTARCO, GRAND FATHER “LOLO” AND DAD JOSE VILLALOBOS, THEY ALL FUNCTION VERY WELL UNDER DICTATORSHIPS IN CUBA……BUT AFTER ALL, IS NOT HIS FAULT, IT’S IN HIS GENES.
IF YOU WISH TO VOTE FOR THIS KIND OF POLITICAL DALLAS - TYPE DYNASTY, YOU RICHLY DESERVE THE RESULTS. WELCOME TO AMERICA, GRACIAS, WHAT A COUNTRY!!

rtwinger

The teachers unions ARE socialist. Whoever this Ira Paul guy is, good for him.

Porter

Anyone who knows Arza or any of his cronies, needs to know the value of a good campaign and person. VILLALOBOS is a very decent and good person.

Ralph Castillo

Posted in the Tallahassee Grapefruit Political Blog
In response to anonymous posted 8//12/06
Dear Ms. Deborah Dion (nee) Deborah UNION please provides your name in postings be truthful.
From the Gainesville Sun
RE: HONEST,” I VOTED MY CONSCIENCE “J. ALEX VILLALOBOS
By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER, Tallahassee Bureau.
An excerpt from his article while interviewing Alex Villalobos:

“The majority of lawmakers at least publicly support the new law. Many say they think it's a good idea.” It should have happened a long time ago," said Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami. "If somebody buys you a cheeseburger for lunch, that's not going to influence you. But it just doesn't look good. And the appearance of things is also important."

Really sounds good almost to be true, but not quite- Alex’s law firm on 3/23/06 completed a deal as Agent for E & J Ritz Condos listing Akerman-Senterfeitt and himself or is that his father? With radio magnate Eduardo Alarcon as sample of many other deals and corporations owned or represented by his firm, probably in conflict with his Senatorial position in “ capping lawyer’s fee” among other before it voted, and receiving a buy offer (according to the Fl Bar on 4/30/06). Alex your statement” about the appearance of things is also important” really sucks.

The, “I voted my conscience” is just smoke screen for the real thing the acquisition by Ackerman-Senterffeit of his mediocre law practice.

Alex, what renting your owned family (enterprise) building? (Space) and personal law practice paid by the State of Florida? And located seven miles outside your district, really caring for your district…. What about your tenant Fausto Gomez (Herald 8/5/06), a well known lobbyist and past corporate associate of Howard Gary and John Lasseville (well mentioned by the Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize edit. 1996).

What happened to the cheeseburger that you described to the Gainesville reporter…? “I voted my conscience” Alex where is the beef? Your honest appearance is just that, an appearance”, Alex, You ate the entire cheeseburger”.

Anyone caring to assist in Alex’s first real quest for election, and wants to assist the poor Alex, then you deserves these people. Call Ms. Deborah (UNION) Dion to (305) 213-3165 or (305) 593-8886 to volunteer your time and services.

Porter

Frank Bolaños is exactly like Ralph Arza and David Riveria, they all drink from the same well, which is called the GOP of Miami. Miami-Is-All-About-Money. Hell where else can you call a black person the "N" word have billboards posted all over town, what they should have is the three amingos exactly the way there are in bed with each other...

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