BY BUDDY NEVINS
Just to prove I am not picking on Kristin Jacobs and her congressional campaign, below is an invitation to a Florida House campaign being thrown by many players in the construction industry.
I believe the public should know as soon as possible who is funding campaigns. They shouldn’t have to wait more than three months for the reports to be made public on the Internet.
The invitation to Katie Edwards’ House District 97 campaign includes Ron Bergeron and his lobbyist/lawyer girlfriend Aleida “Ali” Waldman, who are also hosts of the Jacobs’ affair.
Others on the invitation are Edwards’ mother Siobhan Edwards. And Harry Venis, the former mayor of Davie.
The fund raiser is being thrown by South Florida asphalt tycoons, Danny Weekley and his family.
Edwards is by far one of the best prepared and qualified young House candidates I ever met during my four decades covering politics. Publishing this list isn’t met as a knock on her.
In fact, one could view the support of all these heavy hitters as a validation of her candidacy, since she is not in office and has no vote to give them.
One other fact: Construction work is awarded to the low bidder, not the company with the most political pull. Almost all big construction companies have a lot of clout.
By the way, there is probably tickets available to this one. Weekley’s digs are something to see. You can call one of the folks listed or go to Edwards’ website.