I have written numerous times about how the current public policy agenda is being perpetuated upon El Paso is the result of influence peddling through campaign contributions. Although I am not able to prove it, it is my belief that candidates are being groomed, incubated and funded to run for office in order to have the necessary votes in elected office for those pushing the public agenda that most recently is best exemplified by the ballpark.
I have shared with you many examples that I believe proves my theory that candidates are being positioned into office. As each election cycle is completed, I analyze the campaign contributions of each candidate. Each time the pattern is reinforced as I look at who contributed to each candidate.
In analyzing Claudia Ordaz’ two campaign contributions reports the money being poured into her campaign coffers clearly demonstrate that there is concerted effort to put her into office as part of a specific voting bloc.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so rather than bore you with words I decided to map out Claudia Ordaz’ campaign contributions.
As you look at the map, take a moment to notice where District 6 is. (the shaded part on the far bottom right) Keep in mind that the idea behind a representative form of government is that the candidate is elected to represent the interest of the district they purport to represent.
The question that the news media should be asking of Ordaz is whom will she be representing if the vast majority, over 95%, of her campaign contributions came from outside of the district she is supposed to represent. It is a question that no one seems to be asking.
Is it because the answer is an inconvenient truth?
After looking at her campaign contributions, I challenge anyone to argue that Claudia Ordaz will be representing the interests of District 6 should she be elected.
A quick note on the map
The diamonds represent the campaign contributions from the 30-day before election report. The circles represent the contributions from the 8-day report. Each contribution is color coded by the amount of the contribution.
The map excludes address outside of El Paso County and PO Boxes. (14 in total)
Finally, I realize that some individuals use their business address as the address they report on the campaign contribution. I am sure some of you will argue that fact is reason enough to suggest that it distorts the figures. To that, I will argue that although it is true that some of the wealthier business owners may use their business address the likelihood of them living in District 6 is extremely low. Therefore, it should not make any difference to the fact that Claudia Ordaz is being funded by special interests that have no interest in supporting the needs of District 6. This is clearly demonstrated by where her campaign funding came from.