And dancing man Brent dutifully filed it today. I find the entire document insulting to the election process and New York State Board of Elections.
Brent would have you believe that the entire TV campaign with commercials on Chanel 9,8,13,10,and 6 cost nothing.
He lists Contributions $9,708.75 HERE
Total Expenses $29,294.91 HERE
The only payment for Television was made to “CREATING WHY” for $4,998.00 listed as TVADS along with FACEBOOK ADS on OCT-27-11 and $800 for GALILEO MEDIA ARTS for TVADS from his 11 DAY PRE GENERAL REPORT.
In his 27-Day Post-General Financial Disclosure he lists nothing, nada, zip for television commercials.
This despite the fact they were blasting on every local station for a week before the election. I see this as deceptive and illegal and I will be inquiring at each TV station about payments for these ads and what they cost.
The statement about the cost for the Saratogian is just as dubious Brent lists just $650.00 + $175.00 + $2941.20for a total of $3766 for all of the print and internet ads he took out.
This just doesn’t add up and anyone who believes this is a truthful document is a fool.
Though not a Lawyer I believe Wilkes broke New York Election - Article 14 Campaign Receipts and Expenditures - § 14-126
New York Election - Article 14 - § 14-104 Statements of Campaign Receipts, Contributions, Transfers and Expenditures by and to Candidates
Maybe New York Election - Article 14 - § 14-114 Contribution and Receipt Limitations
But you can look them up yourself HERE
So it begins, e-mails and calls will be made to the local TV stations asking about Brent’s ads and the costs and who paid for them. Somehow I think I’ll find PERMA is somehow involved.
In a separate shady donation THOMAS NEWKIRK chairman and CEO of Saratoga National Golf Course gave Brent $1000 with the day listed as Nov28 but I believe that to be the filing date and not the date received. All Slippery Wilkes contributors give a date of NOV-28-11 so it seems Brent may have violated the 24-Hour Notice rule in effect in the last 10 days to stop any sandbagging by the candidates: October 25, 2011 thru November 07, 2011. 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 or the contribution, was just below the threshold. Yes I checked and no notification was given.Either way it stinks
Thomas Newkirk also gave Saratoga Citizen the Charter Change group fronted by Wilkes $10,000.00 on JUL-15-11 HERE
The man has deep pockets. Just Friday Newkirk, outbid several others in the lobby of Saratoga County Court to purchase the brick, 22,252-square-foot building at 385 Broadway for $2 million. The building is presently home to Saratoga Shoe Depot. Yes the man is a player in this town all right.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again the man is shady and dishonest. My search for the truth and what and who paid for the TV ads has just begun.
Till next time I’ll just keep digging