Troy Edgar has already spent over $215,000 of his personal wealth trying to buy himself a seat in the State Assembly. Personally, I question the motivation of anyone willing to spend this amount of money to get a job that pays less than $90,000 a year. More importantly, I want to know where this money came from.
When deciding how to vote, it is important to look at a candidate’s sources of funding. A politician’s donors represent his views and who he/she will support and oppose. In the same manner, when a candidate funds his own campaign, it is important to know how the candidate acquired his/her wealth.
In the case of Troy Edgar, it seems that some of his money has been made by doing work in Communist Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela. In fact, if you visit the website for Troy Edgar’s company you will find out that he is currently doing work in Caracas, Venezuela.
It is offensive that Edgar would do business with avowed Anti-American Communist and then try to use that money to buy an election. Yes, it might be legal for him to do business in Venezuela, but it doesn’t make it right. Doing business in Venezuela is no different than if he was doing business in Iran.
In fact, Chavez and Iranian President Ahmadinejad are great friends. Here is a video of the two of them taunting the United States and joking about having atomic weapons. These are evil men that hate America and our values. No American has any business doing anything to help them out. If you are doing business in Venezuela you are helping these men out.
It is unconscionable that Troy Edgar would be willing to do business in a country controlled by Communist Dictator who is best friends with Ahmadinejad. He is obviously willing to sellout and do business with anyone in order to make money.
Now, Troy Edgar thinks everyone has a price. He has already spent an outrageous amount of money trying to buy an election. How much more will he spend trying to win the runoff between him and businessman Travis Allen?
On Election Day, my vote is not for sale. I will be voting against Troy Edgar in November.