Thursday, September 21, 2006

Spreading it around

We all know Dick Cheney was in the area Monday to raise money for Don Sherwood (R-Tunkhannock Strangler) and thankfully there were no casualties. The event was held at the Wyoming County home of Diamond Manufacturing President Harold E. Flack II. Flack with his brother Charles helping out. Not surprising they have also donated big bucks to Rick Santorum but I was surprised to learn that they have also given a $1000 each to Paul Kanjorski (D-11). Not only that, they help out our local Democratic Commissioners as well:

WILKES-BARRE.....Harold E. Flack II. Flack and his brother Charles were the second largest donors to the campaign of Todd Vonderheid and fellow majority Commissioner Greg Skrepenak, according to state campaign finance records.
They donated $16,000 to PA Clean PAC, a group that gave $40,400 to the duo's individual and joint campaigns. The Flacks also contributed $6,500 to Skrepenak and Vonderheid.

It's their money, I'm sure they work hard for it and they can spend it anyway they want but it points out the problem with the way all political campaigns are financed. Must be nice to have that kind of spare change.


Anonymous said...

Kind of explains why Leonardi can't get any help from the local party.

Anonymous said...

Given the announcement of the top 400 by Forbes I think it would be interesting to see who has the weatlth here in Luzerne County. I don't begrudge the wealth - most have worked hard and are active giving members of the community. Just interesting to see those who lurks behind the headlines.