Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Pawlowski Sends Campaign Mailer Instead of Reporting Contributions

Last week, Lehigh County Voting Registrar Stacy Sterner agreed that Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski must amend a campaign finance report that falsely claims no contributions and no treasury. His campaign must file a thirty day post-election report, too. But Sterner was told Pawlowski was on holiday, so she did not expect to give him the bad news until this week.

Mayor Ed's campaign had no time to prepare the correct campaign finance reports last week. But a campaign that claims no money somehow had both the time and money to send out a mailer inviting everyone to his reelection campaign kick-off on January 14 at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Avenue. Must be magic.

Everyone is invited to "celebrate the accomplishments of the last three years" and listen yet again to King Ed discuss his "vision for the future of Pennsylvania's third-largest city." I'm sure he'll have plenty of kool-aid in hand.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll bet if he paid you as much as Angle and Dent, you would love him.

Anonymous said...

Bernie,

As Ed has created expensive new positions and filled them with people who do the work a mayor used to do he is free to work on the "big picture". The big picture is of course himself.

Scott Armstrong

Anonymous said...

I admire his chutzpah.

Anonymous said...

This must be why he held two fundraisers this year, while current candidates were trying to fund current campaigns. He was obviously less than successful as he reported, because no one wants to fund him. So it is probably quite true that he has no money. Maybe he should take the hint and just not run.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"I'll bet if he paid you as much as Angle and Dent, you would love him."

A personal attack following a criticism of Pawlowski's lack of transparency. There's a shocker. Ed must be back from Chicagi.

Anonymous said...

Did Angle report his fundraising event with Dent this summer? Or do you just make attacks against Democrats.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Yesterday's blog about JC Kelleher was an attack against a Republican. I'm an equal opportunity offender. Pawlowski's little trick is to misdirect people, trying to divert them from the subject at hand, which in this case is his own very clear campaign finance violations.

I was at that Angle event this summer. That night, somebody vandalized Angle's property and even shot one of his sheep. It was no fundraiser. It was a picnic. Nobody passed around a hat for Dent, who was not there very long. But if anybody donmated money to Dent that day, I'm sure it was reported. He follows the law. If you'd like to make a complaint, please do so.

Anonymous said...

In other words because it was an O'Hare approved event, NO MORE QUESTIONS!

Ugarte said...

Bernie, do you plan on attending the January 14 kick-off and calling the mayor out on his campaign finance reports?

Or would he have you shot on site if you came anywhere near him?

Anonymous said...

Please explain. What leadership has Pawlowski provided to his city?

Also, if you can. How is Allentown a better place today than it was when Ed was elected, or when Ed was SECOND in command?

Raise your hand if you believe Ed has been a good Mayor,i.e., just what that troubled city needs.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:21 - why don't you run? Anybody with an unsubstantiated mouth like yours was made for public office.

Bernie O'Hare said...

How can he runb? Looks like King Ed is soaking up all the campaign dough, even in off years.

Anonymous said...

Prediction: Pawlowski will win with more than 60% of the vote. I am not saying I agree. I am just an insider with some information

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 6:41, He's an incumbent and a pay to play pol. I suspect you are right.

Anonymous said...

I guess that is the same reason Stoffa will win, right?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Stoffa will win bc he is an honest and decent man who eschews these practices. Over the past three years, he has made plenty of enemies among the political hacks and pay to play crowd, but people see thru that crap.

Timothy Russo said...

Way to ruin my birthday King Edwin. Geeze.