Gillum Makes Promises He Can’t Keep, “that’s not for [voters] to know” Says Campaign Staff in Undercover Video

[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Empty Promises Exposed: “Fairy tales in the modern day begin with ‘once I am elected.'”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Deceiving Voters: “None of the programs that people are hoping for would happen” but “That’s not for [voters] to know.”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Candidate’s True Politics: “Gillum is a Progressive” and “He is a part of the crazy, crazy, crazies.”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Election Strategy: “You whip ’em up. The poor, the middle income. You have to whip them up into a frenzy in order for them to vote.”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Secret Gun Control Agenda Revealed: “three day waiting period for everybody,” “small steps” to ban assault rifles; “I don’t think he can say it [be]cause he’s trying to get the moderates”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Florida is a “F***ed up,” “cracker state,” “you have to appeal to white guilt”

 

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(Tallahassee) Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s campaign, revealing his election strategy includes making empty promises to voters. This is the seventh undercover video report Project Veritas has released in a series revealing secrets and lies from political campaigns in 2018.

Said James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas Action:

“What we found in the Gillum campaign was just what we found in Missouri, Tennessee and Arizona, a candidate lying to the voters he needs to win the election.”

Gillum campaign makes promises it knows it can’t keep

Featured in this report is a campaign staffer who works on Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign. Omar Smith, who says he went to college with Gillum, reveals Gillum cannot fulfill his campaign promises even if he wanted to.

When asked how Gillum would fund all the programs he says he wants to fund, Smith says Gillum “can’t,” and when asked if voters are aware that Gillum cannot deliver on his proposed programs, Smith says:

SMITH: “That’s not for them to know… That’s not for them to know. Remember our saying, modern day fairy tales start with ‘once I am elected.'”

Smith explains that most of Gillum’s campaign promises could never be implemented, and that the Gillum campaign knows this:

SMITH: “So, let’s go back to Mr. Gillum’s platform, right? Raise the corporate tax in Florida from 7 to 11 percent. That will never happen. Raise teacher’s pay to $50,000, that will never happen. Give me another position. Medicare for all, that will never happen. The reason being, the legislature that write the bills is all Republican controlled. Democratic governor, Republican legislature. So, unless the legislature writes a bill, and it got voted on the floor, it cannot pass.”

Smith says that “the rules in Florida are f***ed up” and that Florida is a “cracker state,” explaining that the Florida legislature has to become racially black for Gillum’s agenda to advance.

“Whip up” the poor into a “frenzy in order for them to vote.”

Smith says that in order to get voters on board with Gillum’s fairy tale platform, the campaign must “whip” lower income individuals “into a frenzy.”

SMITH:  “You whip ’em up. The poor, the middle income. You have to whip them up into a frenzy in order for them to vote. Once Gillum is in, in another 2 years, other Republican Senators and Legislators will be on the ballot. So, you have to whip up the Andrew Gillum voters again in those counties to vote out the Republican to get a Democratic Legislature in order for his (Gillum) will to be executed.”

Smith adds that because not all Democratic voters are the same, that the Gillum campaign needs to appeal to “white guilt” to turn out the vote:

SMITH: “You have to appeal to white guilt… [be]cause that’s what it is.”

Smith also explains that the Gillum campaign can’t let voters know what Gillum’s true agenda is before election day:

SMITH: “… We don’t, do we have to let [the voters] know what the agenda is ahead of time? We can’t… We cannot… You alienate everybody. Then you get painted like, oh, Gillum is being painted, no. You are a socialist, you are way out of left field…”

Gillum is a “crazy, crazy,” Democrat

Smith also explains Gillum’s political worldview, saying that “Gillum is a progressive… He is a part of the crazy crazy crazies.”

Cliff Eserman, who works for the Broward County Democratic Party adds that during the Democratic primary, Gillum had to campaign on values he does not really believe:

ESERMAN: “In order to win he had to be… He’s really left of center. So he was being left, not left of center… For the primary. Now [in the general] he’s going back to left of center.”

Dale Holeness, who is the Broward County Commissioner and also works on Gillum’s campaign, explains Gillum’s gun control views:

HOLENESS: “There ought to be at least a three-day waiting period for everybody and a full background check for everybody… And we need to- And these automatic guns with sixteen rounds a minute, they ought to not be on the streets either, so that’s his plan.”

Adrian Young, who works for the Florida Democratic Party also elaborates on Gillum’s gun control views in the report:

YOUNG: “… I do think he’s not saying specifically like I’m going to ban bump stocks or I’m against ATs, only because he’s running a race right now. I do think he would support anybody doing that stuff, Bill Nelson… But I don’t think he can say it just [be]cause he’s trying to get the moderates and the gun-toting people in North Florida…”

More Elections…

This is the seventh release in a series Project Veritas Action Fund began publishing in October 2018 exposing dishonesty and unethical conduct in elections across the country. Project Veritas Action Fund will continue to publish undercover reports in this series.

View the other investigative reports in this series:

Secrets and Lies: Oregon Governor Kate Brown – Misuse of Public Funds, Conflicts of Interest, “Graft” & “Corruption”

[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]On Hidden Camera: Former Campaign Manager, “She’s a really awful manager of people, operations and structures.”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]“The government side can’t direct the campaign side, which is what was happening.”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Governor’s Chief of Staff Alleged to Have Illegally Fired Campaign Staff
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]Using Government Funds for Campaign Expenses: “… [with Governor Brown] it happens all the time”
[icon size=”14″ icon=”icon-circle-full” display=”true” ][/icon]“Yeah, it [Brown’s administration] was “shady as f**k,” Says Former Campaign Manager

 

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(Oregon) Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video which exposes widespread mismanagement and possible campaign law violations associated with Governor Kate Brown. The undercover report features a former campaign manager for Brown, Michael Kolenc, candidly revealing the governor’s misdeeds both in running her last campaign and in governing the state of Oregon.

Governor’s Office Directing Kate Brown’s Campaign?

Kolenc, who managed Brown’s campaign for Governor in 2016, shines light on potential violations of Oregon law. These center around the direction and use of government personnel and other resources for campaign activities and support.

KOLENC: “Well, yeah, the government side can’t direct the campaign side, which is what was happening.”

JOURNALIST: “How so?”

KOLENC: “Well, the [Governor’s] chief of staff is the one who got me fired.”

Kolenc elaborated, indicating that there are limitations on government work hours that can be used to direct campaign work, saying “… you can’t really have one person in charge of everything because of the legal limitations…”

When asked if Governor Brown knew about these potential violations of Oregon law, Kolenc asserts that Brown, “… had to have known.”

New Light on Past Scandals

Kolenc also speaks a previously reported scandal involving Governor Brown’s former chief of staff, Kristen Leonard, who did not disclose a potential conflict of interest regarding a state government contract held by a company she owns.

JOURNALIST: “How did you find out about the whole, chief of staff had this corrupt thing?”

KOLENC: “The finance director flagged it for me… they had tried to fire this consulting company earlier, like six months earlier, and the chief of staff totally put the kibosh on it and the woman that tried to fire them was the person that hired me to come in and she was let go from the campaign after she brought me in…”

Another detail revealed in the report is an allegation involving Kate Brown and an alleged quid-pro-quo exchange for campaign contributions from Comcast.

KOLENC: “It was something in 20– it was something earlier in her tenure, but she had written a letter for Comcast and they gave her like $100,000 check or something. And it was just like, it didn’t look good, and it shouldn’t look good. She didn’t do anything illegal, but the perception that it’s a quid-pro-quo, like I’m going to write a letter of support for something, and you’re going to write me a $100,000 check, it doesn’t look good.”

JOURNALIST: “Oh, she did that?”

KOLENC: “Yes, she absolutely did that, yeah. It was before I got there, but that type of thing, when you’re trying to appeal to working-class people that don’t have that money, they don’t understand it…”

When asked if he believes Governor Brown still receives contributions for favors, Kolenc states: “Oh, it’s 100% going on, it’s 100% going on. It’s really discouraging…”

Kolenc summarized Governor Brown’s tenure-to-date as “… shady as f**k…,” and that generally nobody discloses “low-level graft, low-level corruption…”

Using Government Funds for Campaign Expenses

Kolenc revealed that Governor Brown uses government funds for campaign purposes.

KOLENC: ” Yeah, it could happen… It could, she did do that, yeah. It happens. And it happens all the time.”

Also captured in the undercover report were comments made by Kolenc regarding Governor Brown’s lack of management experience and skills:

KOLENC: “She’s a really awful manager of people, operations and structures. She’s just not a good manager, and she doesn’t hire, she doesn’t hire good managers. So that’s like one of her, a fundamental problem that she has…”

More Elections…

Project Veritas Action Fund founder said, “President Obama just endorsed Governor Brown’s re-election effort. After all that Kolenc told us, it’s hard to understand why even Obama would do that.”

This is the first release in a series Project Veritas Action Fund began publishing in October 2018 exposing dishonesty and unethical conduct in elections across the country. Project Veritas Action Fund will continue to publish undercover reports in this series.