As I blogged about 2 days ago and so did My Bossier, Mayor Cedric Glover had some interesting donations from Section 8 housing residents Taro Harvey, Francine Campbell, and Theresa Mays. $7500 to be exact – and that pissed me off.
Now it gets even more interesting. Apparently 2 days after the initial report was filed, on October 4th, the Glover campaign filed a new report to supersede the original. Guess what names were missing? That’s right – the 3 residents from the Cooper Road Plaza plus an additional person.
However, it’s very odd to say the least. Of course, there has been nothing said from Mayor Cedric Glover or his campaign. I know they are aware of this issue, since many of the Glover supporters are friends of mine and Jim Wells on Facebook. I also find it interesting that KTBS hasn’t checked into this either. Gerry May is a friend of mine on Facebook as well.
How does someone, such as Taro Harvey, who lives in Section 8 housing afford to donate $2500 to any candidate? How does his wife Francine Campbell, who lives in the same apartment, also afford to donate $2500? How does another neighbor in the same Cooper Road Plaza afford to donate $2500 also?
Of course, it’s not secret that I’m not a fan of Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover – Mr. Your Rights are Suspended. This issue goes a little deeper than the typical politics though. I don’t care about whether these 3 individuals have the right to donate to a candidate of their choice.
What I care about is the fact that my tax dollars are helping put a roof over their heads in government housing, but they can collectively spend $7500 on a mayoral campaign? Hell no.
I want to know what the qualifications are for Section 8 housing. I’m all about free speech, but give me a break. If you can afford to give that much money just to get your picture taken with the mayor, then you can afford to find somewhere to live on your own.