Let’s Examine Daniel Mongiardo’s Finance Report

We’ve never seen such poor grammar, punctuation and typos in our life. Far worse than anything Greg Fischer’s campaign ever produced. What the hell, people. It’s almost as bad as Jim Bunning’s report.

The campaign clearly has difficulty understanding the most basic FEC guidelines. You cannot list an individual as being employed by “Self” – you must list the name of their company/business or the individual’s name. The FEC will audit you for something as simple as one instance of listing “Self” as an employer. There are literally hundreds of instances on the Mongiardo report. Hundreds.

I could go on for days digging through the problems with this report. But damn. P-r-o-o-f-r-e-a-d. Please. And learn some spellin’ n numbers, plz.

Some highlights:

  • Larry O’Bryan maxed out at $4,800
  • His pal Tim Longmeyer, chairman of the Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party (he’s also a state employee), gave $210.32.
  • State Senator Tim Shaughnessy gave $1,000.
  • Steve Horner gave $500
  • Phil Osborne gave $1,000
  • $2,000 from the Solid Platinum Strip Club Owner
  • Rachel Hurst, who fought against SB 245 in 2004, went to work for Mongiardo at the request of Christina Gilgor. Was barely four months ago when she told me she wouldn’t work for him in a million years and that she’d work hard against him. Funny how quickly people sell out when they need a job.
  • Kim Geveden still isn’t getting paid.

Let’s take a look at a quick & rough count of the three main industries contributing to Mongiardo’s campaign:

From the Pharmacy/Medical/Health Care/Insurance world: $77,000

Guess it’s true that Big Coal came through for Mongiardo in the final two weeks of the quarter. Like Joe says, Daniel Mongiardo is bought & paid for by coal. But what’s Mongiardo’s minimum price?: $94,000

From state employees: $24,000

The above amounts don’t include those “homemakers” and “housewives” we couldn’t directly connect to a spouse. Because you all know that a “homemaker” can easily drop $4,800 on a U.S. Senate campaign. Common practice in politics, just pointing it out. Because about 90% of them are married to coal executives.

And we didn’t bother to tally the total from attorneys representing coal companies.

If you’d like to examine Mongiardo’s April quarterly report, click here. Pay close attention to the number of folks who maxed out to Lt. Dan. They won’t be much help next quarter.