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Obama campaign to rumored David Rivera ringer: Stop stealing our logo

Justin Lamar Sternad has sent out campaign mailers claiming he wants to support President Obama's agenda, but the president's campaign team doesn't seem too interested in helping the suspicious candidate for Congress who appears to have misappropriated the president's campaign logo.

Sternad 1-1"We have not endorsed or authorized the use of any campaign materials by this candidate and are notifying him that he must stop using it immediately," an Obama For America campaign official, speaking on background, told The Herald.

Sternad, who has sent at least six mailers, hasn't disclosed where he's getting the money or how he's paying for it, according to the Federal Elections Commission website, which shows he hasn't yet filed a pre-primary report ahead of the Aug. 14 vote.

Democrats, who had never heard of Sternad until he decided to run this year, are starting to suspect he's a plant from Republican Rep. David Rivera. A charge they both deny. But there are curious links: the Wyndham hotel company worker is using the same Hialeah mail outfit that did nearly $100,000 worth of work for Rivera in 2010. Sternad has avoided saying anything negative aboutt Rivera, but has gone out of his way to bash Garcia. And one Sternad mailer repeats some tough (and likely false) comments from Rivera about another Democratic challenger, Joe Garcia, who lost to the congressman in 2010. Two other mailers have decidedly hardliner messages on immigration -- positions that are pretty far from those espoused by Obama, whom Sternad claims he's backing.

Background here.

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I wonder if this candidate is a "ringer" WHY it has to be from Rivera? What about a Roses ringer? Or Marin ringer? Or Garcias ringer so we feel pity for him? The Herald agenda makes me vomit.


David Rivera and his 92 indictments got to go.

seth sklarey

It's interesting that Lamar Sternad is the only Democrat in the United States that has a mailer that calls the Affordable Care Act "Obamacare."

Carolina Arango

Democrats might not have heard of Lamar, but isn't this the time to start taking action? and what if he decided to run this year? whether is this year or the next one, at least he is someone that is trying to look for a way to make a difference!!!! I think is much better that he tries to do something, rather than do nothing like the other runners!!
And about him not attacking the other party hmm let's think.... Duh! Because!! First we have to pick between our own the best, to then! Make it run against the others!!!
What kind of strategy is the one where a 3 times looser self proclaims a winner and start attacking the other party?! Dumb! Dumb! Dumb! Dumb! Dumb!
And the other thing that intrigues me is: if I'm "working" for a company as an employee and the owner of the company decides to help, donate or work directly with a politician; why should Lamar or anyone else be held accountable for what others do?
At least! he knows how hard is now days to keep a stable job!!! He knows how hard it is to provide for your family!! not like others who doesn't work, but they love trying to create a muddy campaign on top of those who at least are try to make a difference everyday by WORKING like how honest people does!!!
Besides! I don't understand how Lamar could have been "Avoiding" making any comments about other people, when he has been giving a televised interview, Knocking on people's doors and working, probably is because he might consider just like the rest of us, that talking bad is cheap, but making a honest living is the real work.

lori Hernandez

I agree Carolina. Lamar is being accused of the stupidest things which all could be cleared up with a simple call to the FEC. I took the liberty of doing just that and they were able to tell me that Lamar has all his reports filed and is not missing any as rumored by the clown Joe Garcia and this dumb reporter Caputo which obviously doesn't do his research before posting lies. I believe the only victim here is not Garcia with his whinning but Lamar a simple guy who is not rich like the other candidates and is actullay trying to make a difference for all of us. Leave the guy alone really.... Lamar stay strong you got our vote!

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