Hey, U. S. Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick! Where Is My $1,000?

 

 

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

Hey, U. S. Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick! 

Where is my $1,000?

Cherfilus-McCormick promised the money in her come-from-behind campaign for Congress last year. The progressive Democrat pledged to give Americans a monthly $1,000 check.

Voters are still waiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The unfulfilled $1,000 promise can’t help but gladden the heart of Dale V.C. Holness.

Holness got beaten by Cherfilus-McCormick in November. 

He lost by 5 votes. Five votes!

He’s back for another try at the Central Broward and Palm Beach County congressional seat.  

Many believe the $1,000 promise propelled Cherfilus-McCormick to victory. It was an eye-grabbing conversation starter. 

Remember that she was a largely unknown health care firm owner running against the better-known politically experienced Holness.

Then she floated the $1,000-a-month idea. The pledge catapulted her into a contender in a crowded field. 

The $1,000 pledge was peddled hard in the 2021 special election. It was everywhere.

All over TV. All over the radio and the Internet. On signs. And on voters’ lips. 

The details of the promised deal was downplayed. 

Only those with incomes of less than $75,000 would benefit. And the likelihood that the proposal would pass Congress was almost nil. 

Many voters ignored those details. They only heard Cherfilus-McCormick would give them $1,000.

Now that promise could come back to haunt the congresswoman. 

Again, this is a congresswoman who only won by 5 votes less than a year ago.
Holness is renowned as a grass roots politician who built an iPhone full of relationships during his decades in politics. 

 


Dale V.C. Holness

Cherfilus-McCormick took office earlier this year. She has had little time to build a political machine in her shifting district.

The new redrawn district is another potential roadblock to her reelection.  It now contains more of Holness’ base in Central Broward. 

How effectively Holness can use Cherfilus-McCormick’s broken $1,000 promise against her remains to be seen. Holness will be outspent by her now that he has lost his font of campaign cash — a seat on the Broward County Commission. 

The money may not matter.  Races often swing on grass roots politics and not advertising.  Who is my minister endorsing? Who does my neighbor like? Who helped me at the County Commission when I had a problem?

The answer in that district is often Holness.

With a flood of ads Cherfilus-McCormick may be able to overcome any community ties Holness has built up.

Her problem is that no amount of ads can answer this key question:

“Where is my $1,000?”  

 

 



6 Responses to “Hey, U. S. Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick! Where Is My $1,000?”

  1. LOL says:

    How could anybody who believed her $1000 crap. Only in Broward County, home of the idiot voter.

  2. THOMAS says:

    LOL… not just broward county. look at all the people who believed the obama birth certificate crap … and covid is a hoax crap … the list goes on
    but yeah, she may yet claim credit for the covid stimulus check that was before her time ..

  3. Really?? says:

    I’m would that be $1,000 a month idea drew quite a few votes. However, I’m certain but far more voters were swayed by the fact that Dale Holness is the worst excuse for a county commissioner Broward has seen in quite a few years!

  4. Sam the Sham says:

    Golly! It almost makes you want the voter to demonstrate some sort of intelligence before he can vote. Only a Democrat could fall for this.

  5. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    Point one, NAME RECOGNITION usually wins. The only way to overcome name recognition is an overwhelming flood of ads n campaign staff to follow up. Only in smaller elections than for Congress can a ‘grasstoots’ campaign work. As a footnote or guide, in another White Congressional Race Ben Sorensen claims he’s raised over $400 000 already to run against Jared Moscowitz on the basis Mr Moscowitz was twice appointed by Republican Governor DeSantis.

  6. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    This $1000.00 a month was BS.It was a gimmick.No different than some snake oil salesmen stating he can cure everything.Sure..