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Juan Vargas was a big success at the polls, thanks to hefty sums given by Leon, Jerome, and Simon Falic and “homemakers” with the same last name.
Juan Vargas was a big success at the polls, thanks to hefty sums given by Leon, Jerome, and Simon Falic and “homemakers” with the same last name.

Another easy winner in last week’s elections, Democratic congressman Juan Vargas, got some last-minute money from three Florida “homemakers.” Debbie, Gila, and Jana Falic each chipped in $2600 on October 30, as did Jerome Falic, the chief executive officer of Duty Free Americas, seeking to preserve its presence at the border as the federal government prepares to condemn 12 acres of its property for freeway realignment. Duty Free president Leon Falic and chairman Simon Falic made it unanimous for Vargas with $2600 contributions of their own. …

Ex–San Diego city councilman Tony Young, who quit his seat to take charge of the local Red Cross for what turned out to be a mysteriously abbreviated term, has picked up a new lobbying client: the San Diego Transportation Association, described on Young’s October 31 disclosure filing as a “Taxi cab industry advocacy association.” The group has been run by Tony Hueso, owner of U.S.A. Cab and brother of Democratic assemblyman Ben Hueso, who was busted this summer for drunk driving after a party on a state capitol balcony. …

Meanwhile, San Diego marijuana lobbyists had a reasonably good third quarter peddling their perceived influence at city hall. Laing Strategic Communications, run by ex–Jerry Sanders media handler Rachel Laing, got $2500 for lobbying for changes in the city’s zoning ordnance on behalf of the Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access. Community Engagement Resources, which specializes in “in working with clients with unique and sometimes challenging interests,” according to its website, was paid $4500 by Highland Medical Packaging for advocating “fair zoning and licensing regulations.”

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Juan Vargas was a big success at the polls, thanks to hefty sums given by Leon, Jerome, and Simon Falic and “homemakers” with the same last name.
Juan Vargas was a big success at the polls, thanks to hefty sums given by Leon, Jerome, and Simon Falic and “homemakers” with the same last name.

Another easy winner in last week’s elections, Democratic congressman Juan Vargas, got some last-minute money from three Florida “homemakers.” Debbie, Gila, and Jana Falic each chipped in $2600 on October 30, as did Jerome Falic, the chief executive officer of Duty Free Americas, seeking to preserve its presence at the border as the federal government prepares to condemn 12 acres of its property for freeway realignment. Duty Free president Leon Falic and chairman Simon Falic made it unanimous for Vargas with $2600 contributions of their own. …

Ex–San Diego city councilman Tony Young, who quit his seat to take charge of the local Red Cross for what turned out to be a mysteriously abbreviated term, has picked up a new lobbying client: the San Diego Transportation Association, described on Young’s October 31 disclosure filing as a “Taxi cab industry advocacy association.” The group has been run by Tony Hueso, owner of U.S.A. Cab and brother of Democratic assemblyman Ben Hueso, who was busted this summer for drunk driving after a party on a state capitol balcony. …

Meanwhile, San Diego marijuana lobbyists had a reasonably good third quarter peddling their perceived influence at city hall. Laing Strategic Communications, run by ex–Jerry Sanders media handler Rachel Laing, got $2500 for lobbying for changes in the city’s zoning ordnance on behalf of the Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access. Community Engagement Resources, which specializes in “in working with clients with unique and sometimes challenging interests,” according to its website, was paid $4500 by Highland Medical Packaging for advocating “fair zoning and licensing regulations.”

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Congressman Juan Vargas really didn't need to campaign in this district but the fund raising continues. Sigh, such is the state of the American political system.

I'd say a democratic republic but sadly money is the mother's milk of politics and the Citizens United authorized political breast feeding in public view. (Not that I'm against public breast feeding of babies, that is a natural thing and most mothers are modest enough to cover up. If it offends anyone I suggest the offended look away.) Election reform in the form of publicly financed elections would more then pay for themselves in the way of avoided corruption. Or in the case of the good Congressman, the appearance of quid pro quo.

Nov. 12, 2014

Juan Vargas, Tony Young, the Huesos, Rachel Laing. Sellouts every one to 1) insurance moguls; 2) anyone at all; 3) anyone Latino; 4) craft beer and weed interests. I challenge Matt Potter to find one story about a politician who did something good for his/her constituents. Please.

Nov. 12, 2014

So I guess one could call them Falic symbols of suspicious contributions!

Nov. 12, 2014

Follow the money and you will find who owns and operates the politicians. We the people end up voting for the lesser of two evils not for someone who will benefit the average person.

Nov. 12, 2014

Word.

Nov. 13, 2014

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