Well the million dollar question for me is where did brother Brent Wilkes come up with the sixty grand plus to pay for the last seven day campaign blitz. I believe he purposely waited till after the 10 day pre-election deadline had passed to cover up how much and where he got the unprecedented amount of money that he and Pat Kane spent in the week leading up to the election. In Skidmore College alone hundreds of four page glossy flyers were dumped in lounges all over the campus.
And while I’m on the subject of Brent’s sustainability hypocrisy. You know pontificating to the Skidmore Students and Sustainable Saratoga, while littering the city, could you get your fucking campaign signs off Grand Ave?
But enough of Brent destroying a few acres of forest, let’s talk about election law shall we?
24-Hour Notice: October 25, 2011 thru November 07, 2011** By law, under the 24 hour rule, large contribution made close to the wire must be disclosed.
** 24-Hour Notice - During these time periods, any contribution or loan which exceeds $1,000 must be reported within 24 hours of receipt via fax or the NYSBOE website. This same contribution or loan must also be reported in the associated Post Election report; Source HERE.
Your full 27-Day Post-General* is due between December 01, 2011 December 05, 2011; Also HERE
I will be waiting with baited breath for your filing Brent.
In other news Dennis Yusko at Saratoga Seen the TU blog is reporting that that Democrat Brent Wilkes is presently meeting with Mayor Scott Johnson to concede the election HERE. Yusko is a favorite of the Cities Dems ever since he wrote the bullshit story about the Mayor’s son in the last election. Funny he never wrote a Word about PERMA and its muti-million dollar losses after contracting Wilkes Company. Or that Brent officially retired as PERMA's president when the loses became public or that Brent’s parasitic company NEAMI, Northeast Association Management, had been draining PERMA dry for years. Charging management fees in excess of 6 million a year or that his wife Linda Wilkes was also employed by the company; Source HERE. But then again there are a lot of stories the TU isn’t running these days.
Moving on Dennis Yusko is also reporting that Michele Madigan will hire Lynn Bachner, who served as deputy finance commissioner under Matt McCabe, as her right hand woman.
Madigan has found a bit of fame as the singing drunk in this little video.
Bellowing in the largely empty Gaffney’s bar after her win, "I can count. Ken Ivins can't.” Stay classy Michele. Just look out for the new sheriff in town tooth fairy Christian Mathiesen who wants to turn Caroline into Disneyland north. In the new Saratoga Springs drunken bellowing will be dealt with severely.
And who does Michele thank for her win. Let’s see
"I want to first thank Eileen Finneran. She is a machine who never missed a single detail. She kept two campaigns running on track and without the several dozen phone calls to me daily, my election would not be a reality. This woman knows how to run a campaign – 2 campaigns! My husband Kevin was also instrumental to this campaign. He walked the city with my regularly and also kept me on track. Kristen Dart, Jay Partridge, Georgana Hanson, Charlie Brown, Al Ormsby, Lew & Linda Benton and Nancy & John Goldberg were also invaluable members of my campaign team. Suzanne (Zuzia) Kwasniewski and Hank Kuczynski really helped to get this campaign all the wonderful press that was so desperately needed . I want to thank all the people who walked with me. Walking is without a doubt the most important aspect of any campaign. Thank you Mary Zlotnick, Kathy Gorman, Jaye Kuczynski, Peter Ryan, Thilo Ullman, Eileen Finneran, Jane Weihe, Zuzia and anyone else that I may have missed for all the walking!! I want to thank all the people who hosted house parties and I would especially like to thank Cindy Corbett for the amazing Ragin-Cagin feast and the George and Nancy Cain for the Hurricane party! I want to thank Joanne Yepsen, Tommy McTygue and John Franck for their support and terrific strategic advice. I must also thank the Firefighters and PBA for their efforts and support, especially all the walking they did for this campaign. Thank you, Lynn Bacher for our first meeting – it was at this meeting that I gained the confidence to run for Finance Commissioner. Brucie Rosch, a big giant thank you for all your amazing work on this campaign. Larry Bulman gets another big thank you for his early support of this campaign. His support allowed me to get out there quickly so voters could get to know me better.
I want to thank the entire Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee for their endorsement and their hard work that culminated in this victory. Finally, I want to thank Brent & Linda Wilkes and Chris & Fran Mathiesen for running for office with me. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you."
That brings us to Christian Mathiesen again the well placed Dennis Yusko is reporting that Christian Mathiesen will appoint former deputy mayor and deputy public safety commissioner Eileen Finneran as his deputy. Just in time I here she’s down to her last unemployment check. Happy days are here again