Lou releases data

Matt Dunn comes through!In Saturday’s The News, Lou comes out with his promised figures related to his NACo campaign (travel provided by the taxpayers of Cumberland County).

He only provided this years numbers, ignoring our requests to come clean about last years campaign, paid for by the, yes, you got it, taxpayers.

Cumberland County Freeholder Director Lou Magazzu released a list Friday of contributions made to his 2009 campaign for second vice president of the National Association of Counties.

Magazzu received $78,000 in contributions toward his campaign, which failed to win him the position with NACo.

This is the second bid Magazzu made for the position, which would have put in him in line for presidency of the organization, a national group representing county government.

Lou’s use of an obscene amount of money in his campaign war-chest is likely the cause of NACo placing spending limits on future campaigns (see newspaper article).

Lou is still guilty of lying to the public, insisting that he would release this information “in thirty days) and missing that deadline by three days. The list of contributors is not surprising. We question the ethics behind the $6,000 from Sweeney, money that was donated by unsuspecting supporters to elect Sweeney, not help Louis in a personal campaign.

The top contributions toward Magazzu’s campaign include a $10,000 loan from the Cumberland County Democratic Organization and a $10,000 donation from SLRD Company, a Mullica Hill based environmental remediation group.

Magazzu received a$5,000 donations from Goodman Properties, Fralinger Engineering, T&M Associates, Mordecahi and Alice Neustadt of Brooklyn, NY, Adams Rhmann & Heggan, New Jersey UAW and District Council 711.

In addition, he received a $6,000 donation from Sen. Steven Sweeney’s election fund.

Other contributors donating between $500 and $1,000 included attorneys Arnold Robinson and the Kavanagh, Kavanagh and Dilazzero law firm.

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7 Responses to Lou releases data

  1. SalarySam says:

    Is it a legitimate or even legal use of the contributions to the Cumberland County Democratic Party to “loan” $10,000 for Lord Lou’s admittedly PRIVATE project?

    Is this a job for ELEC? The county prosecutor? The Attorney General?

  2. Curious says:

    One would guess that Lou cannot show last years donations because he did not put it on his financial disclosure form for 2008.
    If he accepted any ” donations”for 2008 he is in violation of NJ election laws for not reporting them.
    Campaign contributions can only be used for election to public office. NACO is a trade organization not public office.
    As Democrat County chairman, who authorized the loan from the party funds to Lou? Himself?
    If these firms made donatons of this size, are they now banned from doing business with the county,under the state and county pay-to-play laws?
    If it looks rotten and smells rotten: it probably is rotten.

  3. vineland voter says:

    it took lou the whole 34 days to scramble and find names to put to the dollars. why are so many engineering firms donating to lous PERSONAL NON-POLITICAL campaign??

    curious makes some very good points, too bad we’ll never get the truth.

  4. tryagain says:

    Now we can wait to see the ELECreprots from the Republicans and Independents. Seems the Republicans have been spending money on their campaign like there’s no limits. Wonder where ALL this money is coming from? Maybe from “cap and trade” LoBiondo? Sure we won’t know any details until after the election BUT obviously some people and businesses are making large donations? Wonder why?

  5. Rev. Higgs Boson says:

    Wonder why? To get rid of magazzu. I understand even lou’s father-in-law is donating to the Independent Democrats. How’s it feel louagain? If they investigate just how you have been jury-rigging the finances, losing the election may be the least of your worries. I think you could be looking at some serious jail time.

  6. Curious says:

    It would almost be a joke that Cryagain compares campaign donations for public office to private donations to individual freeholders for their personal gain. He continues to never take responsibilty for his actions.That is because he is incapable of doing so. The rules only apply to others. They never apply to him. There is never any guilt. He is not capable of that. The more I read his posts, the more they mimic the symptoms I read on line.
    http://www.geoffmetcalf.com/psychopath.html
    check out psychopath at the NYU website
    I am no doctor and am not making a diagnosis.
    I am just making an observation.
    Check it out and think about it.
    It makes my blood run cold.

  7. Watcher#1 says:

    There will soon be another chapter in the book – Soprano State and Lou will be the primary focus.

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