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beckyhartung
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Plaskett filed a FEC complaint against Russell for various errors, and her campaign stated that “For someone who claims to be such an expert at the federal level, it is nothing less than shocking, that Mr. Russel would blatantly, and willfully, ignore the laws required by an individual and his campaign to be a federal candidate, therefore the complaint had to be filed and we requested that the Federal Election Commission fully investigate these actions and include a full accounting of all contributions received and expenditures made, the Voters of the Virgin Islands deserve noting less,” Mr. Francis concluded.

Thing is, she herself has been fined at least 3 times and has had to pay close to $10k in fines: http://www.fec.gov/data/AdminFine.do

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2016 11:30 pm
Alana33
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I don't like either

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Posted : August 2, 2016 11:34 pm
ms411
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But, it doesn't look like the local media picked up the story, so very few people will know about it. Somebody mentioned it on the Morning Mix.

When I googled Stacy, her violations did not come up. Her FEC page did. How does one quickly find FEC violations?

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Posted : August 2, 2016 11:50 pm
Alana33
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Her page and constituent interaction with inquiries are a joke, IMO.

Actually it was on Radio 1000 AM this morning as a written statement by Gordon Ackley, a republican who listed the violations and fines, thereof.
He also owns the station that the talk show host, "The Commish" is the host and he read the statement, as one more paid political advertisement.

Have to say, I listened to Plasket's also paid political call in where she blasted Russell. I've head Russell's. I've heard Plakett, surprisingly, stoop to blasting him.

Gloves are off.

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Posted : August 3, 2016 12:21 am
OldTart
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Judging from various news reports, it seems that Mr Ackley has a dog in this race.

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Posted : August 3, 2016 11:34 am
Alana33
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He does. He's a write in candidate for delegate. (Republican party)

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2016/08/03/ackley-enters-fec-melee-delegate-race

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Posted : August 3, 2016 12:55 pm
Alana33
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Here's a DN article about candidates that owe thousands in taxes.
Personally, I don't think that people who cannot handle their personal finances should be attempting to handle ours.

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/eedition/page-a/page_1ea386b7-3399-52cb-8abf-943a33f75908.html

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Posted : August 4, 2016 11:35 am
Jumbie
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Here's a DN article about candidates that owe thousands in taxes.
Personally, I don't think that people who cannot handle their personal finances should be attempting to handle ours.

Amen to that!!

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Posted : August 4, 2016 11:30 pm
Scubadoo
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Here's a DN article about candidates that owe thousands in taxes.
Personally, I don't think that people who cannot handle their personal finances should be attempting to handle ours.

(tu)

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Posted : August 5, 2016 1:34 am
Gumbo
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I heard Plaskett speaking about how the V.I. government is capable and mature and did not require oversight from the Federal Government concerning monies given too
the V.I.
LMAO :@)

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Posted : August 6, 2016 8:50 pm
rotorhead
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The government is so trustworthy that many people want to turn control of their retirement and healthcare over to them.

Please point out to me the trustworthy politicians, local or national.

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Posted : August 6, 2016 10:47 pm
Alana33
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Plaskett defeats Russell in the Primary.
She clobbered him.

http://viconsortium.com/breaking-news/plaskett-defeats-russell-primary-sails-general-election/

Personally, I don't think either of them are suitable.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 1:37 am
Spartygrad95
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Vote for Gordon Ackley then.. or write me in.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 1:43 am
JohnnyU
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Spartygrad isn't as cool as Chucky or Positive, even JohnnyU is better

Think you'd have success running under GMO.

I need to charge a marketing fee

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Posted : August 7, 2016 2:39 am
Alana33
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Too bad Ackley is republican.
I'd probably vote for him, otherwise.
Not sure how well a republican delegate would work with a predominantly democratic congressional. (Hope springs eternal!)

However, if I move in time and register to vote, then I'd much prefer to vote for our first woman president.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 11:17 am
Spartygrad95
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Too bad Ackley is republican.
I'd probably vote for him, otherwise.
Not sure how well a republican delegate would work with a predominantly democratic congressional. (Hope springs eternal!)

However, if I move in time and register to vote, then I'd much prefer to vote for our first woman president.

I just don't voting based on "party" when they are all the same. Vote for the candidate best suited to help the VI. Me.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 12:04 pm
ms411
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Sparty has my vote. He would shake things up for sure!

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Posted : August 7, 2016 12:06 pm
OldTart
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Too bad Ackley is republican.
I'd probably vote for him, otherwise.

And that's the problem with party lemmings who vote for the party.

To get personal (which you did, Alana, when commenting on my personal situation on another thread with gross misinformation simply designed to trash my opinions), what does it matter to which party a political candidate is affiliated with? If a particular candidate resonates with you then what does it matter if he or she runs under the banner of republican, democrat, independent or pie-in-the-sky loony?

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Posted : August 7, 2016 12:34 pm
Alana33
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I don't normally vote along party lines, if it's any of your business, considering you're not eligible to vote at all.
I am anything but a lemming.
I could care less in most instances about party affiliation.
The whole GOP platform is presently unrecognizable to me.
I may very well vote for him if I'm still voting here.

Whatever I choose or how I determine to make a choice is none of your business. You have been sniping at me for months. I got sick of it and still am.

However, I was wondering, if that's okay with you since I neglected to get your permission to state my opinion, how effective he would be, just as I've seen Mrs Plaskett not be especially effective in her term as a democratic delegate in a the very obstructionist republican congress.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 3:10 pm
OldTart
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If there's a question amongst this teeming drizzle, ask away. Haven't been sniping at all, just have a different opinion from you on a few issues. Only finally got "snippy" when you decided to toss out misinformation about my personal circumstances. That low-blow gutter "info" ticked me off. Frankly I don't give a rat's patootie for whom you vote or why. When you attack me personally, that's a whole different issue.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 3:36 pm
Alana33
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Give it a rest, OT.
In fact why don't you just ignore anything I post.
It would be a welcome change for the better.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 3:46 pm
Spartygrad95
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So do I have your votes Alanna and OT?

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Posted : August 7, 2016 3:51 pm
OldTart
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Give it a rest, OT.
In fact why don't you just ignore anything I post.
It would be a welcome change for the better.

Back at you. "Give it a rest" is your perpetual fallback over simple transparency when faced with questions, comments, divergent opinions and refutations you choose to ignore in favor of such trivial response.

Soartygrad, Alana has pointed out (a) that I "don't vote" and then amended that to read I "can't vote". The latter is true since I'm not a US citizen. That has never stopped me from opining which I believe is legal. :@) Show me your platform and I'll show you mine. 😀

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Posted : August 7, 2016 4:15 pm
Spartygrad95
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My platform is simple. I will not vote based on feelings or beliefs. I will vote based on the preponderance of evidence. I will vote to help all Virgin Islanders and am not a part of nepotistic political system

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Posted : August 7, 2016 4:21 pm
Alana33
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Well said, Sparty.
I'd vote for you.
Well, except for your views on all things gmo and grown with huge amounts of pesticides.

OT, you can continue your inane rants.
I could care less.

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Posted : August 7, 2016 5:55 pm
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