|Lots of Special Interest Money|
Taking an extended look over the campaign finance reports from two PACS heavily invested in the Torrance City Council race, one finds more reason not to give Furey another glance:
Torrance Voters PAC to Support Pat Furey for Mayor 2014
Who contributed to this PAC?
Why, the Torrance Firefighters Association.
How much? $15,000.
Quite a sum. Now, I am pretty sure that not every Torrance Fire Fighter is a resident in Torrance.
Yet even if they are, that does not mean they speak for every voter in the City of Torrance, do they?
Talk about false advertising.
Then there was this "Late Report" contribution:
McCormick Ambulance -- $25,000
At least Furey won't have to worry about resuscitating his campaign. This company lists Hawthorne, California as its main address. The company is not located in Torrance at all, so how can the PAC list this money and still call itself "Torrance Voters"?
Not only is special interest money backing Furey, but the financing is coming from outside the city.
Even Kurt Weideman has enough (?) integrity to take all his money from individuals who live in Torrance.
I want representatives who recognize and respond to the public (and the individual's) best interests. These donors are not our neighbors, and they are not voters in the city of Torrance, either!
Torrance Voters for Furey? As if! OMG!