Friday, February 13, 2009

Fair Accuses Opponent of Electioneering


Keith Fair, candidate for Alderman of the 1st. District, said today that he is exploring the possibility of filing charges against Alderman Jeff Coe for electioneering. Fair said that Coe, who votes on funds that the city allocates to Neighborhood Housing Services, is “shaking down the non-profit group” for an endorsement.

Fair says that the federal Hatch Act prohibits agencies that receive federal funds from a municipality can not endorse an official authority or influence to interfere with or affect the results of an election or nomination.

Fair said in Coe’s mailing to voters, Racheal Westegren an NHS Community Builder said, “The District is really lucky to have Jeff Coe as their Alderman.” Fair stated that he is concerned what might happen to NHS funding if Coe had not received the endorsement. “We can not allow the Rod Blagojevich Chicago style “Pay to Play” politics to creep into Racine,” explained Fair.

Read an additional story in the Racine Journal Times

15 comments:

Longhorn said...

Hello? Is Fair Home? Perhaps Fair should look in the mirror and think of all of his past that will be biting him from Total 24 to the KPD

Anonymous said...

Why is Ken Lumpkin giving so much air time to this guy? And since he is, why isn't he asking Mr. Fair more questions about his past and the charges that people are making with their remarks?

A/M said...

Because Ken wants his puppet I mean guy to win!

Tom Short said...

Fair said that Coe, who votes on funds that the city allocates to Neighborhood Housing Services, is “shaking down the non-profit group” for an endorsement.

Maybe we should ask about shaking down of Total 24 and other bars from
Mr. Fair
Maybe we should keep more cells open by Mr Mc Gee

GinaB said...

Hey - just a quick update.

The Insider recently reported that Lesia Hill had called them and stated that she was in the City Hall parking lot, getting ready to go inside and file mayoral candidacy papers. Apparently she never did. Journal Times is indicating that there are seven candidates for mayor as of today, and Lesia Hill's name is nowhere on the list.

Kenneth Lumpkin said...

The Insider was faxed a list from the City Clerk office. Each week we ask the Clerk at the beginning of the week and the last day of the week and the list we have have Ms Hill-Driver name on it. The list will be updated on Monday and maybe she have decided not to run.

The assumption is that the Journal Times information is correct and the Insider News is wrong. Time will answer that question.

Anonymous said...

You see how it works when people start to not get the attention they are looking for. The Post has taken care of Mercedes and so what is the beef.

Anonymous said...

Mercedes stated when she took the compehensive plan she realized the district is split. REALLY?

Keith Fair said...

I believe it is time for me to weight in on this very interesting topic. It appears that even though Jeff Coe admitted to his " mistake" some people really do not get it. Jeff even admitted to altering Rachael's comments and the honest mistake makes it laughable.For those of you that want to meet me at City Hall, I'll see you there.You can't put lip stick on a pig and not believe it's not a pig.It is ILLEGAL!!

tom short said...

Mr. Fair you have been busted by the Racine Post! Yes your scum dog BS has been called out to the light of day.
IMHO folks who back you will themselves lose the respect of the City. Then Mr. Fair why should you care you never had it.
And will you ever clear up what happened with the KPD

Hello! said...

Real reporting

http://news.racinepost.com/2009/02/how-keith-fair-played-jt.html

I Remember Dreamland said...

Look into Mercedes Dzindzeleta's first property acquisition all those years ago and the suicide connected to it. That type of business ethic belongs in prison, not on the City Council. We won't forget, Mercedes.

As for Mr. Fair, everyone in Racine knows that he buys his votes. He's cut from the same cloth as McGee and will eventuially end up in the smae place as McGee.

MFIREBRAND1 said...

What are IMHO folks?

MFIREBRAND1 said...

For the life of me I can't understand why anyone would want to hold any office and go through all this B.S. for such a small pay check. I know that their is not one perfect person on this blog and each one of us knows that to be factual everytime we look in the mirror, LONGHORN. AND BY THE WAY WHATS WRONG WITH GETTING VOTES FROM PEOPLE IN JAIL, OBAMA DID IT.

Al Gore said...

What names does not fit?

Marcus Garvey
Martin Luther King JR
Adam C Powell
Keith Fair