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The Rise of Francisco Domenech in Puerto Rican Politics

Francisco Domenech was the brain behind Hillary Clinton and Jennifer Gonzalez successful campaigns in elections thanks to his political powerhouse and influence in Puerto Rico. Being a member of the Democratic Party, Domenech spearheaded Clinton’s presidential campaigns and Democratic primaries in Puerto Rico in 2008 and 2016 elections.

Domenech is the managing co-partner of Politank – a national law firm that deals with government affairs. Previously, Domenech served as the Director of office of Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly in 2005 – 2008 where he worked with close to 130 employees, allowing the blind and physically handicapped access to the Legislative Library and realized an annual budget of around $11 million.

Domenech also served as the P.R Senate President’s Chief Legal Counsel which accounted for his vast political experience. His responsibilities included advising the Senate on legal issues, supervising all in-house counsel work and representing the Senate’s interests.

His B.A. in Political Science backs Domenech prowess in politics, and Juris Doctor attained from the University of Puerto Rico. His love for politics saw him serve as the President of the Student Council amongst other leadership positions. Visit Francisco Domenech at SlideShare.

 

Domenech association with Hillary Clinton.

Francisco Domenech actively supported Hillary Clinton and was appointed the national co-chair for Hillblazers – a platform that brought together different people who supported Clinton’s presidential candidacy in 2008.

Domenech was tasked with organizing fundraisers to support Hillary campaign across the nation. His work as the Deputy Campaign Manager saw Clinton emerge the winner ahead of Obama with a margin of 68 – 32 percent in the primary polls in Puerto Rico.

In the 2016 election cycle, Domenech helped Clinton by raising almost $200000 to support her campaign and coordinated Clinton’s election trip to Puerto Rico. Domenech led Clinton to a 61 – 37 percent win over Sanders in the second primary campaign in Puerto Rico.

Francisco Domenech and Jennifer Gonzalez Victory

Domenech support for Hon Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon saw her emerge victoriously and become the first ever woman to become a Resident Commissioner and represent Puerto Rico before the US Congress. Domenech was the campaign manager and actively supported her course in the 2016 election cycle.

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End Citizen United Restoring American to its Grandeur

Reports of a Russian company influence on the 2016 presidential elections were not surprising to most Americans. The investigations on Kremlin’s connection to the Trump campaigns were bearing fatal evidence. The elected officials stood complicit in the degradation of the whole electro process with the speculation of some politician having colluded with Russian officials. Visit crunchbase.com to know more.

The hundred thousand dollar ad campaign uncovered by the Muller was just a tip of the ice bag on the gravity nature of the matter. Foreign bodies are technically not allowed to contribute toward political campaigns. Sadly, preventing such foreign interventions in the democratic process has proven quite difficult because of the indifference of the country’s campaign finance laws. It makes it challenging to know how much of the foreign funds got used.

The End Citizens United, however, revealed that Russians donor weren’t the only foreign actors who tried to manipulate the elections. The Chinese citizens gave 1.3 million dollas to Jeb Bush super PAC through the American Pacific International Capital. A Mexican entrepreneur also made donations through a shell corporation. Tracking that money is however tricky because of the limited regulations regarding such contributions.

The contentious verdict by the Supreme Court in 2010, on a case: Citizen United versus the United States Federal Election Commission, made the labor unions’ and advocacy groups’ right to donate unlimited sums to political campaigns, constitutionally protected. This unlimited funding has the adverse influence on democracy. The organizations with the most money can easily bribe politicians. It also makes it hard for politicians to make it past the primary without ample financial backing.

To fight against this, the End Citizens United, a political action committee have endorsed the Democrats politicians seeking reforms. Proposals have been made like the Disclosure Act, the By the People reform package, and the Get Foreign Money out of U. S. Elections. In 2015 the founders of the ECU started their fundraising campaigns to counter the influence of the external and corporate money. They aim at gathering 35 million dollars by the 2018 midterm elections, from the hundreds of thousand individuals who felt that the system rigged against them.

End Citizen United is a nonprofit organization given to limiting the influence of money in the United States elections and restoring integrity in the democracy. It got founded in 2010 after the controversial Supreme Court ruling. They back candidates dedicated to reformations and bring the public’s attention to corrupt activities of the process.

Learn more:http://www.politifact.com/personalities/end-citizens-united/

 

Clinton Flexes Campaign Muscle to Evade Email Controversy

Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated press conference regarding her email scandal failed to answer any substantive aspect of it. In fact, it opened the door to additional scrutiny following her patently incorrect statement that the entire matter was much ado about nothing because any private email to a State Department email address was automatically archived. The State Department later confirmed that the practice Clinton alluded to only took effect in February, roughly two years after she left office. Her handling of the situation underscored the very lack of transparency she was hoping to avoid.

Now, Clinton has taken a new tactic to deal with the matter. It does not deal with addressing the controversy in any manner critics which critics are demanding. Rather, it is focused on reaching out to potential voters on the issues that matter most to them: kitchen table issues. It is quite likely that Clinton is betting on the fact that the scandal matters more to the media than it does to voters.

Thus far, the scandal has failed to diminish her favorability among voters which stands at 53%. In fact, a recent poll suggests the email controversy is not important to her supporters at all. Christian Broda noticed that the poll also indicated she would easy capture the White House against any GOP challenger by double-digit margins. As part of her strategy, she is tweeting out comments regarding the issues she believes will amount to a winning strategy for her presidential campaign.