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JOE GARCIA’S RECORDS: Is this Democrat Good for Florida’s 25th District?

Posted by FactReal on October 15, 2010

PROOF: ANOTHER DONOR OF JOE GARCIA HAS LINKS TO FIDEL CASTRO
Joe Garcia, Democrat candidate for Congress in Florida’s 25th district, has been accepting thousands of dollars in donations from people working to fill the pockets of Fidel Castro. These people “specialize in travel to Cuba, have extensive business relationships with the Castro regime, and are in a position to reap major profits if the embargo against Cuba’s dictatorial regime were lifted.”

They claim their objective is to “unite the Cuban family” as if Americans had abducted the Cubans and brought them to United States by force. They fail to mention that it is the Castro regime that does not allow Cubans to migrate out of Cuba as they please.

These travel agents along with the Democrats want the world to think that the Americans are the ones who have the Cubans imprisoned in U.S. territory. But the truth is that in the U.S., Cubans receive special immigration treatment (like being able to become U.S. residents in one year and a day) because of the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act of 1966. The spirit of that law states that Cubans are here for political reasons, that is, they will be persecuted if they are sent back to Castro’s Cuba. So, it is illogical for Cubans who were granted political asylum in the U.S. to travel to Cuba – the same place they escaped from due to persecution.

These charter companies have to be in good “standing” with Castro to be allowed to land and do business in Cuba. Castro will not let anyone land on Cuban soil without his permission and without benefiting himself.

Obama and Democrats to help the Marxist dictator, have eased travel restrictions to Cuba and “travel agencies along with their supportive partners and pro-Castro sympathizers have profited from the easing of this ban to the Island of Cuba. Many of these sympathizers have deep rooted ties to Democrat Congressional candidate Joe Garcia, as the donations to his campaign over the past several years show. Now, questions are being raised as to how deep Garcia’s ties are to these individuals, and whether Fidel Castro’s influence in South Florida extends right through Joe Garcia’s congressional campaign.”

MEET RICHARD REPOSA – DONOR TO JOE GARCIA & OTHER LIBERAL POLITICIANS
Richard Reposa is an attorney working with John Cabañas. Yes, Cabañas the same man who said he sympathizes with Fidel Castro (video) and owns C&T Charters, one of the few companies offering charter flights from the United States to Cuba. Cabañas has also donated thousands to Joe Garcia.

RICHARD REPOSA’S BUSINESSES/PARTNERS
Here are some of the companies Reposa is involved with. Click the links to read their latest annual reports.
– Business 1: C & T CHARTERS, INC. Company of John H. CABANAS
– Business 2: MIAMI INTERNATIONAL CHARTERS LLC
– Business 3: RYAN INTERNATIONAL, LLC
– Business 4: US-CUBA TRAVEL DIRECT LLC (dissolved)
– Business 5: Key West-Cuba Heritage Institute
According to a Florida political website, the “second company to receive a license from OFAC, Miami International Charters, is a new player in the Cuba charter business. It was established last June and is owned and managed by Pompano Beach accountant Richard Reposa.

[Their] new flights are likely to double the 8 to 10 charters now flying to Cuba per week, industry officials said, depending on decisions by Havana civil aviation officials.”

 

REPOSA & FAMILY DONATIONS
A quick search through the public records on the Federal Election Commission website (FEC), shows that the Reposas have donated heavily to Democrats: Joe Garcia, Raul Martinez, Obama, etc. (The figures below do not include any donations made to Democrat Committees or PACs which later can be transferred to other PACs or candidates.)

Total donations listed here: $83,400

REPOSAS’ DONATION TO: JOE GARCIA FOR CONGRESS
Contributor Address Date Amount Employer/Occupation Image Number
REPOSA, RICHARD FORT LAUDERDALE 4/6/2008 $4,600 SELF EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY 28991458406
FL 33308
REPOSA, RICHARD LIGHTHOUSE POINT 6/29/2010 $2,400 SELF EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY 10931037968
FL 33308
REPOSA, RICHARD LIGHTHOUSE POINT 6/29/2010 $2,400 SELF EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY 10931037968
FL 33308
REPOSA, MARIA LIGHTHOUSE POINT 6/29/2010 $2,400 SELF/HOMEMAKER 10931037967
FL 33064
REPOSA, MARIA LIGHTHOUSE POINT 6/29/2010 $2,400 SELF/HOMEMAKER 10931037967
FL 33064
REPOSA, MARIA PARKLAND 8/25/2008 $800 SELF/HOMEMAKER 28992564377
FL 33067
REPOSAS’ DONATION TO: RAUL MARTINEZ FOR CONGRESS
Contributor Address Date Amount Employer/Occupation Image Number
REPOSA, RICHARD LIGHTHOUSE POINT 2/1/2008 $2,300 SELF-EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY 28990818496
FL 33064
REPOSA, RICHARD LIGHTHOUSE POINT 2/1/2008 $2,300 SELF-EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY 28990818495
FL 33064
REPOSA, MARIA PARKLAND 6/30/2008 $2,300 NONE/HOMEMAKER 28932187828
FL 33067
REPOSA, MARIA PARKLAND 6/30/2008 $2,300 NONE/HOMEMAKER 28932187828
FL 33067
REPOSAS’ DONATION TO: OBAMA FOR AMERICA
Contributor Address Date Amount Employer/Occupation Image Number
REPOSA, MARIA LIGHTHOUSE PT 9/6/2007 $2,300 NOT EMPLOYED/HOMEMAKER 27931426393
FL 33064
REPOSA, RICHARD LIGHTHOUSE PT 9/6/2007 $2,300 SELF EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY 27931426393
FL 33064
REPOSA, RICHARD PARKLAND 7/31/2008 $2,300 SELF-EMPLOYED 28932641760
FL 33067
REPOSA, RICHARD PARKLAND 7/31/2008 $2,300 SELF-EMPLOYED 28932641760
FL 33067
REPOSA, MARIA PARKLAND 8/20/2008 $2,300 NOT EMPLOYED 28933288458
FL 33067
REPOSA, MARIA PARKLAND 8/20/2008 $2,300 NOT EMPLOYED 28933288458
FL 33067
REPOSA, RICHARD PARKLAND 11/24/2008 ($2,300)   28993916676
FL 33067
REPOSA, MARIA LIGHTHOUSE PT 12/31/2008 ($2,300)   29990923786
FL 33064
REPOSAS’ DONATION TO: OBAMA VICTORY FUND
Contributor Address Date Amount Employer/Occupation Image Number
REPOSA, RICHARD PARKLAND 7/31/2008 $25,000 SELF-EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY 28932563153
FL 33067
REPOSA, MARIA PARKLAND 8/12/2008 $25,000 SELF EMPLOYED/HOMEMAKER 28933136375
FL 33067
Obama Victory Fund: Summary | Campaign finance reports
MORE FACTS – THE REAL JOE GARCIA:
Lobbyists are major contributors to Joe Garcia’s congressional campaign (Link to public records)
Proof: Fake Tea Party candidate, Roly Arrojo, is a Democrat who is linked to Joe Garcia
Joe Garcia & Pelosi raised campaign funds at house of corrupt Miami politician (Photos: Tea Party surprises them)
He is accepting donations from people working to benefit Fidel Castro (Links to donation records)
(Cuba on the list State Sponsors of Terrorism: http://www.ch.doe.gov/offices/OCI/TerroristCountries/)
His donor linked to Fidel Castro (Links to donation records of John Cabanas)
His friend from the leftist Cuban American Natl. Foundation is behind attack ads against GOP David Rivera
His corrupt friend Raul Martinez who physically abused a protester (Video)

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DAVID RIVERA V. JOE GARCIA’S LOBBYIST SCANDAL – Public records show who is receiving more from lobbyists (links)

Posted by FactReal on October 14, 2010

JOE GARCIA RECEIVING MORE MONEY FROM LOBBYISTS THAN FROM ANY OTHER SECTOR
Whether he is debating or campaigning, Joe Garcia, the Democrat candidate for the Florida District 25 seat, loves to accuse his opponents of impropriety. But will Garcia tell voters the source of his funds? No. Will the media investigate and report the facts about their beloved candidate? No. The Miami media are too busy behaving like cheap tabloids disseminating rumors, intrigue, and allegations without hard evidence (i.e., back-up documentation, videos, etc.) or at least links to their sources.

Democrats and liberals are always demonizing lobbyists, because they like to pretend that they are pure. Democrats want voters to think they are the untainted knights defending the “little people” against the “Republican monster beholden to special interests.” But the public records prove they are lying: Democrats love money and lobbyists, too.

Here are the preliminary records via OpenSecrets.org from the Center for Responsive Politics, which keep tracks of money in politics:

TOP LOBBYIST DONATED TO DEMOCRAT JOE GARCIA
● The Lobbyist: American Association for Justice (AAJ), one of the most powerful lobbyists in the nation. They love frivolous lawsuits and oppose limiting them (tort reform):

Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), this group of plaintiffs’ attorneys and others in the legal profession now goes by the name of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and boasts 56,000 members worldwide. A lobbying heavyweight, the association has been battling any attempt at tort reform, including recent proposals to cap awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. AAJ also lobbies Congress on any legislation that may inhibit the ability of consumers to bring lawsuits, particularly against health care providers, asbestos companies or insurance companies processing claims related to terrorism. The association favors Democrats, who oppose most attempts to initiate tort reform.

The AJA wants to conceal their real identity:
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) changed its name to American Association for Justice (AAJ) to fool Americans. They replaced the words “trial lawyers” for the more loadable-sounding “justice.” “Americans have grown increasingly disgusted as they’ve watched the plaintiffs’ trial lawyers pad their own pockets while small business owners are forced to close up shop and doctors move out of state.

Removing the words “trial” and “lawyers” from their names won’t erase the harm they’ve caused to working families and consumers every day. Frivolous lawsuits eliminate American jobs, destroy small businesses, and add millions each year to the price of everything from medicine and cars to housing — even groceries!”

● Lobbyist AAJ records via the Federal Election Commission (FEC):
Contribution Summary Reports| Campaign Finance Reports

Lobbyist AAJ donates more to Democrats than Republicans:

Lobbyist AAJ donations to Joe Garcia:
Joe Garcia has accepted donations form this top lobbyist, American Association for Justice (AAJ), according to the public records form OpenSecrets and the Federal Election Commission:
Recipient’s Name Date Amount PDF
GARCIA, JOSE ANTONIO
VIA JOE GARCIA FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2010 $5,000.00 10990984282
JOE GARCIA FOR CONGRESS 06/16/2010 $5,000.00 10990984282
JOE GARCIA FOR CONGRESS 09/16/2008 $5,000.00 28992683577
● Donation documents from the lobbyist AAJ to Democrat Joe Garcia:
(Double click images to enlarge them)
2008 Donations (PDF) 2010 Donations (PDF)




MORE FACTS – THE REAL JOE GARCIA:
VIDEO: Joe Garcia says he’d voted for the bailouts
Proof: Fake Tea Party candidate, Roly Arrojo, is a Democrat who is linked to Joe Garcia
Why the Cuba factor is important to this race
Joe Garcia is accepting donations from people working to benefit Fidel Castro (Links to donation records)
(Cuba on the list State Sponsors of Terrorism: http://www.ch.doe.gov/offices/OCI/TerroristCountries/)
His donor linked to Fidel Castro (Links to donation records of John Cabanas)
His friend from the leftist Cuban American Natl. Foundation is behind attack ads against GOP David Rivera (Public records prove it)
Joe Garcia & Pelosi raised campaign funds at house of corrupt Miami politician (Photos: Tea Party surprises them)
His corrupt friend Raul Martinez who physically abused a protester (Video)

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JOE GARCIA – LOBBYISTS ARE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO HIS CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN (Link to public records) [FL-25]

Posted by FactReal on October 10, 2010

PROOF: Joe Garcia is receiving more money from lobbyists than from any other sector.
Whether he is debating or campaigning, Joe Garcia, the Democrat candidate for the Florida District 25 seat, loves to accuse his opponents of impropriety. But will Garcia tell voters the source of his funds? No. Will the media investigate and report the facts about their beloved candidate? No.

Democrats and liberals are always demonizing lobbyists, because they like to pretend that they are pure. Democrats want voters to think they are the untainted knights defending the “little people” against the “Republican monster beholden to special interests.” But the public records prove they are lying: Democrats love money and lobbyists, too.

Here are the preliminary records via OpenSecrets.org from the Center for Responsive Politics, which keep tracks of money in politics:

UPDATE: Donation records show that top lobbyists are donating thousands of dollars to Joe Garcia’s campaign.

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JOE GARCIA – DONORS to his 2010 Congressional Campaign (FL-25)

Posted by FactReal on October 9, 2010

WHO IS DONATING MONEY TO JOE GARCIA’S CAMPAIGN?
Here are partial reports of contributions via the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website:
● ITEMIZED INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS
JOE GARCIA’S DONORS – Sorted by Firms JOE GARCIA’S DONORS – Sorted by Last Names
● EMERGENCY DONATIONS/LOANS, filed on:
8/13/2010
8/16/2010
8/18/2010
8/22/2010
8/26/2010
● FROM COMMITTEES:
Contributions from Committees, PACs, Unions
Some of the donors are the same people who have pushed for the U.S. to have a business relationship with Fidel Castro:
John Cabanas linked to Fidel Castro.
– Richard Reposa, attorney working closely with John Cabanas.
– Maria Reposa, wife of Richard Reposa.
– Alfredo Duran, attorney who visited Fidel Castro in 2001. Chelin Cremata Duran of Padovan Realty also donated.
Raul Martinez, the disgraced ex-mayor of Hialeah.
– Maria Aral (a.k.a. Maria ‘Tessie” Aral), President of ABC Charter which provides flights to Cuba.
– Marvin Verble, retired executive from ABC Charters/Airline Brokers Company.
– Thomas L. Cooper of Continental Connection/Gulfstream International Airlines.
– Armando Garcia of Marazul Charters, Inc., one of the many companies of Francisco x. Gonzalez de Aruca (a.k.a. Francisco Aruca). Marazul Charters merged in 2001 with Marazul Tours, Inc. (a NY firm) also linked to Francisco Aruca. He ownes Radio Progreso, Inc. (WOCN AM1450).
– Eddie Levy of Jewish Solidarity and Xiomara Levy (a.ka. Xiomara Almaguer-Levy) of Xael Charters, Inc.
– Isidro Borja, CEO of PEC International. He also leads the Foundation for the Normalization of US/Cuba Relations, Inc. with Xiomara Levy-Almaguer, Mario Cabello, Amaury Cruz, Elena Freyre, and Lorenzo Gonzalo. This year, he opened a non-profit corporation, Friends of the Hemingway International Billfishing Tournament, Inc.
– The law firm, Akerman Senterfit, assists companies around the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Several of its attorneys donated to Joe Garcia’s campaign: Augusto Maxwell, Pedro Freyre, Brian P. Miller, Mark Scott, Mike Fertig, Steven Hartz, Richard Milstein.
– Art dealers Ramon and Sergio Cernuda.

Also, those hiding behind the attack ads against David Rivera:
Jorge Mas Santos.
– Christopher Findlater
– Carlos Saladrigas, Chairman of Cuba Study Group, Inc. and of Premier American Bank. Olga Saladrigas donated as well.
– Miguel B. Fernandez, President of F.I.G. Capital, Inc. and CEO of Physician Health Plans.

…more to come   

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2010 ELECTIONS: Democrat Candidate Joe Garcia’s Donor Linked to Fidel Castro (FL-25) (links to donation records of John Cabanas)

Posted by FactReal on October 4, 2010

Updated by FactReal on Oct. 18, 2010
UPDATE:
Joe Garcia’s donors are in business with Fidel Castro
Charlie Rangel, corruptocrat and radical leftist, also donated to Joe Garcia’s campaign
CHECK THE PUBLIC RECORDS YOURSELF
Joe Garcia, Democrat candidate for Congress in Florida’s 25th district, has been accepting thousands of dollars in donations from John Cabanas, friend and partner of Fidel Castro.
Video: “I sympathize a lot with Fidel Castro,” says John Cabanas.

Democrat candidate Joe Garcia (FL-25)

John Cabanas,
friend and partner
of Fidel Castro

DONOR FOR ‘JOE GARCIA FOR CONGRESS’:

JOHN CABANAS, OWNER OF C & T CHARTERS (Direct flights to Cuba):
Reported contributions from April through August, 2010:

John Cabanas (CT Charters, aviation) $2,400 5/19/2010 (1)
John Cabanas (CT Charters, aviation) $2,400 5/19/2010 (1)
Adalgiza Cabanas (Homemaker) $2,400 5/19/2010 (1)
Adalgiza Cabanas (Homemaker) $2,400 5/19/2010 (1)
Ioann Cabanas (Consultant) $800 6/29/2010 (1)
Juanita Cabanas (Consultant) $2,400 8/3/2010 (2)
Juanita Cabanas (Consultant) $2,400 8/4/2010 (2)
DONATION RECORDS:
FLORIDA DIVISION OF ELECTIONS, image index:
(1) July Quarterly (Amendment) filed on 9/23/2010: (period 4/1/2010-6/30/2010): PDF: page 26, 27
(2) Pre-Primary document filed on 8/12/2010 (period 7/1/2010-8/4/2010): PDF: page 8, 9
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

SOURCES:
RADIO 1140 AM (WQBA): Roberto Rodriguez Tejera Interviewed Joe Garcia (August 17, 2010)
–Transcript: Spanish | English Translation
Report by: Mario Vallejo (August 20, 2010)
Miami Herald: 20 patients at Havana Psychiatric Hospital died in cold (Jan. 15, 2010)
TheRealCuba.com: Cuba’s Health Care

MORE:
Shark-Tank: Fidel Castro’s Political Influence Tied to Democrat Joe Garcia
Babalu: Joe Garcia & Fidel Castro: Too close for comfort?
CubaIndependiente
Babalu: Joe Garcia’s Smarmy Donors
Secretos de Cuba

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CENSUS: FLORIDA TO GAIN 2 SEATS…good news for Republicans?

Posted by FactReal on September 27, 2010

Ed Morrissey writes:

A new analysis of Census Bureau data shows that Texas and Florida may have won the reapportionment sweepstakes, mainly at the expense of New York and Ohio.  In the next Congressional elections, Texas will have four more Congressional seats and Florida will add two more, strengthening their representation in the House.  New York and Ohio will both lose two, in changes that will have repercussions in the 2012 presidential election…

The Census Bureau will have to make the final determination, which is scheduled for release in December.  If this holds up, though, the power shift is a big problem for Barack Obama.  States get Electoral College votes based on representation in the House (each state gets two for their Senatorial delegation), and moves away from New York to Florida will be a big problem if Obama can’t duplicate his success in the Sunshine State in 2012.  With Florida looking as though it will back Marco Rubio and Rick Scott in statewide elections this year, it seems likely to return to its Republican trend in the next presidential election cycle.

>> Read the whole post.

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