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Marili Cancio goes on TV, attacks David Rivera

Over the weekend, Republican congressional hopeful Marili Cancio went on TV for the first time, touting herself as someone "for the people and not for special interest groups" -- and attacking the GOP front runner in the race, state Rep. David Rivera.

"One thing is what he says. The other is what he does," the ad says of Rivera. "He's trying to fool you once again."

The ad shows screen shots of reports that Rivera went to a fundraiser instead of to a candidate forum, and that his campaign solicited Florida International University's 4,000 employees for campaign contributions.

The third Republican in the race, Paul Crespo, has been hammering on Rivera on Spanish-language radio for some time, saying Rivera "can't be trusted." Crespo's ad says Rivera was part of a legislature that raised fees, was less than forthright about his relationship with a Cuban-trade backer and sued the Miami-Dade GOP. (Records show Rivera successfully sued the party in 1993 for about $7,000 wages it owed him.)

Rivera has been on TV for some time. He has repeatedly vowed that he will carry out a positive campaign for the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.


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George Fuller

McCullom ready for Illegal Immigrtion Fight


GREAT!........But which side is he on in the battle? Perhaps I can clarify it for you.

A few names have been mentioned as possible running mates for McCullom so that should help in determining which side of the fence (no pun intended) he is on regarding illegal immigration.

Possible running partners mentioned are Julio Robaina, Juan Planas, Antiere Flores and J. Alex Villalobos.

All of the above named have something in common and do you know what it is?

No, that would be racial profiling.

The common link is actually the 2009 legislative session.

Representative Schenck introduced HB 567 that would prohibit sanctuary cities in Florida. It is amazing someone who takes an oath of office to protect and defend the citizens could and would support sanctuary cities.

Led by Rep. Zapata and REP. RIVERA, Robaina, Planas and Flores along with 6 other reps. attacked HB 567 with amendments not once, not twice but three times to kill it. The bill died in committee and these supporters of sanctuary cities won. By killing bills in committee opponents avoid a vote on the floor exposing their position.

Meanwhile in the Senate, Atwater assigned SB 1532 sponsored by Senator Storms, a companion bill to HB 567, to a committee chaired by a democrat Senator Aronberg. Storms tried to no avail to get the bill heard in committee and Aronberg refused. Finally in frustration requested the bill be moved to another committee and Aronberg finally agreed. The catch is Storms had to get Villalobos, Chair of the Rules Committee, to call it up to get it moved. I'm sure by now you know Villalobos let the bill die in his committee.

Robaina, Planas, Flores and Villalobos are all mentioned as possible Lt. Governor running mates.

Now, do you have a better idea which side of the fence McCullom is on regarding supporting or opposing illegal immigration?


Paul Crespo - the only true conservative on immigration. Rivera, McCollum et al. change their views according to what is convenient.

That's the difference between a leader (Crespo) who is brilliant and can articulate our view, and the unimpressive Rivera.

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