Vero Beach City Council Candidates “Howle and Moss will be Receiving Huge Amounts of Money from Florida Power and Light”

laura-moss_thumb           harry-howle1

Laura Moss                                   Harry Howle

WE LIKE TO CHASE THINGS DOWN. 

A local blog recently wrote that: “If the past is an indicator then Howle and Moss will be receiving huge amounts of election monies from the deep pockets of FPL.”

The only thing that got this blog off the hook was the wording “will be receiving.”

Because if you go to this City of Vero Beach website, you will see that for the period July 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015 Laura Moss raised $ 2,100, of which $ 1,000 was from her and her husband.  Her signage cost $ 578.08.

Click to access 2015_Treasury_Reports.pdf

With regard to Mr. Howle, for the period August 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015, he raised nothing.

So if both candidates will be receiving “huge amounts of money from Florida Power and Light,” it hasn’t shown up yet.

4 thoughts on “Vero Beach City Council Candidates “Howle and Moss will be Receiving Huge Amounts of Money from Florida Power and Light”

  1. Tom:

    Since many readers never get beyond the headlines could this one have more appropriately started with: Uninstantiated Rumors Being Investigated that FPL’s money may, in future, support some candidates?.

  2. By omitting the first phrase of the sentence from my commentary, you have misquoted what I wrote. The phrase, “If the past is any indication,” preceded what you have presented on your site. In using the phrase, “If the past is any indication,” I was referencing several previous large contributions FPL has made to support Vero Beach city council candidates, including $9,000 last year, and just over $40,000 in the previous election cycle. FPL also spent $120,000 in the spring of 2013 to persuade voters to approve the purchase and sale agreement. I don’t mind your challenging my reporting, just be honest with your readers, and quote me accurately. For the record, the sentence read, “If the past is any indication, Howle and Moss will be receiving…”

    Further, in the report on a possible political connection between Laura Moss and Charlie Wilson, I did not state such a connection exists. I raised the question. In that case, you chose your own punctuation for what I wrote, omitting the question mark. Punctuation matters. Periods, exclamation marks, question marks, all convey different meanings.

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