I read Rex Moncrief’s blog post at Conservative Drink this morning about some questionable donations to the Cedric Glover campaign.
The donations were made by Taro Harvey, Jr (pictured here with Glover on election night), and his wife Francine. Each donated $2,500 to the Glover campaign. The controversy about the donations stems from the fact that the Harveys live at Cooper Road Plaza, a Section 8 housing facility. This means that the Harveys have a good part of their rent paid by a government housing program because they have certified that they do not have enough income to pay rent on their own.
I did verify that everyone who lives at Cooper Road Plaza receives Section 8 assistance. I also verified that the Harveys reside there.
This raises the obvious question: If you have your rent subsidized by the government because of your low income, how do you and your wife afford $5,000 in contributions to a political campaign?
I attempted to contact Mr. Harvey by phone, but the number listed for him has been disconnected.
This presents another interesting question, did the Harveys donate their own personal money to the campaign or were they just a 'pass through' to get money to the campaign illegally?
Either way, this is not going to have a good outcome for Harvey.
Theresa Mays, who lives in the same complex, also donated $2,500 to Glover’s campaign.
This is a link to the Glover filing with the Louisiana Ethics Board that reflects the contributions.