While Floridians were taking preventative measures against the effects of Hurricane Matthew, Republicans and Democrats were concerned with the safety of Floridians and the states that would be hit while also taking jabs at each other for using that time to solicit campaign contributions for the upcoming November elections.
The Clinton campaign was attacked for wanting to spend $63,000 for advertisements to air on the weather channel over a five-day span. Her campaign was criticized over the planned move and the campaign opted to not go forth with it.
On Friday, the Trump campaign sent an email to supporters in Florida that asked recipients to take a “Stop Hillary Survey.” When the survey was completed, recipients were rerouted to a fundraising site, so they could donate to the Trump campaign.
The Trump campaign’s fundraising pitch was distributed through a list owned by our very own editor, Javier Manjarres, as reported by POLITICO. He told them “that about 98 percent of his list consists of Floridians,” because the SharkTank.com website mainly focuses on State and Local Florida politics.
He also went on to explain that “the Trump campaign likely purchased the email list from a third-party vendor… it’s available for sale to anyone who wants to purchase it.”
I reached out to him to comment on the matter and he stated that “I’m not sure what the big deal is here. Most of these email sends are scheduled weeks in advance. This is just coincidence.”
“For all of you elected officials running for office, or wannabee politicians brown-nosing for the first time, follow Trump’s lead and rent the list. You still have 4 weeks!”-Javier Manjarres