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GOP demand for Frankel to return Catalfumo money costs Rooney $4,600

by George Bennett | July 28th, 2011

The National Republican Congressional Committee’s demand today that Democratic House hopeful Lois Frankel return “tainted dollars” from developer Dan Catalfumo produced some quick results — but not the ones the GOP wanted.

Frankel, who hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, isn’t returning the $5,000 she got from Catalfumo.

But the campaign of U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, will give up $4,600 that Catalfumo contributed in 2008. The money will be given to a home for unwed mothers. Asked why Rooney is returning the Catalfumo cash, a spokesman referred a reporter to the NRCC.

After Frankel accused West of hating women, the NRCC blasted Frankel for accepting contributions from Catalfumo, who was charged with beating his ex-fiancee in a case that ended with a jury finding Catalfumo not guilty in 2005.

During the trial, another former girlfriend testified that she had been beaten by Catalfumo; she exploded under cross-examination when Catalfumo attorney Richard Lubin, who is Frankel’s former husband, began questioning her credibility.

Ex-wife Barbie Catalfumo was barred from testifying about a 1997 incident in which Catalfumo pleaded no contest to a battery charge, which was later dropped after Catalfumo completed court-ordered counseling. Barbie Catalfumo’s attorney objected to her being called, according a Palm Beach Post report at the time, and the judge banned her testimony after ruling that prosecutors had put her on a witness list too late to give Catalfumo a fair trial.

Although Catalfumo was acquitted, the NRCC said Frankel “should not have accepted the money in the first place, but if she keeps these tainted dollars in her campaign coffers, she is endorsing this appalling violence toward women.”

Frankel slammed West last week after he sent a scorching e-mail to U.S. Rep. and Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz telling her to “shut the heck up…you are not a Lady.” Frankel quickly launched a website called WestHatesWomen.com and suggested he donate $1,000 to a shelter for battered women.

10 Responses to “GOP demand for Frankel to return Catalfumo money costs Rooney $4,600”

  1. Same Old, Same Old Says:

    Just more on the current continual corruption by both major parties in the cesspool of lobbyist and corporate controlled crony capitalism.

    We need a clean sweep as outlined by Libertarians and the Tea Party to overhaul at the next election our governments (national, state and local), back to our basics as envisioned by the founders and completely trash this whole poisonous web in which we are currently ensnared — and take back our country.

  2. Abe Rothenstein Says:

    TALKING ABOUT ETHICS “VIOLATIONS”: HOW DARE FRANKEL SLAM WEST FOR “HATING WOMEN” !!!!! WHAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH DAN CATALFUMO—- THE FACT THAT HE’S BEEN ARRESTED MULTIPLE TIMES FOR BATTERY ON WOMEN. (DOES THE FACT CASEY ANTHONY GOT “ACQUITTED” MEAN SHE’S “INNOCENT”?) — CATALFUMO IS A REPEAT FEMALE BATTERER-HAS BEATEN VIOLENTLY ALMOST EVERY GIRL HE’S BEEN WITH. THEN HE GETS ALL THE CONTRACTING JOBS IN WEST PALM UNDER FRANKELSTEIN AFTER CONTRIBUTING $ 5,000? HMMM (and putting Marble fixtures in her private bathroom in her new PALACE, eh?) WHERE IS THE GRAND JURY INVESTIGATING THIS CORRUPT AND CRIMINAL COLLUSION BETWEEN CATALFUMO AND FRANKELSTEIN? WHERE IS THIS NEW “ETHICS BOARD” THAT THE TAXPAYERS ALSO HAVE TO FUND – SUPPOSEDLY TO INVESTIGATE CORRUPT POLITICIANS? WHY HAS NOONE INVESTIGATED THIS BLATANT BRIBERY AND COLLUSION AND GRAFT BETWEEN CATALFUMO AND FRANKEL ???? THIS CATALFUMO GETS AWAY WITH MORE CHARGES THAN JOHN GOTTI – THE TEFLON DON- DID B-4 BEING SENT TO MARION PENITENTIARY. IS CATALFUMO A FRONT FOR THE MOB HERE IN WEST PALM? IT SURE SMELLS LIKE IT! HE GOT THE CONTRACT FOR CITY HALL, FOR TEARING DOWN THE LIBRARY, THEN FOR THE NEW LIBRARY IN PBG … ??? LIKE THERE AREN’T LOTS & LOTS OF OTHER “GOOD” RELIABLE AND HONEST CONTRACTORS IN THIS COUNTY THAT NEED THE WORK TOO! WHY CATALFUMO OVER & OVER & OVER? HUH? (UNLESS IT’S “FIXED”; KIND OF LIKE WITH FRANKELSTEIN’S EX-SERVICE SON GETTING OFF ON HIS ASSAULT CHARGES—THEN BEING ALLOWED TO OPEN UP A BAR ON CLEMATIS????) SOMETHING’S ROTTEN IN DENMARK! AND SHE HAS THE ARROGANCE TO ACCUSE A TRUE MILITARY HERO OF “WOMAN-HATING” ??? AND RUNNING FOR CONGRESS—SO SHE CAN STEAL THE REALLY BIG $$$$$????

  3. Robert B Haigh Says:

    I served for three years as Lois Frankel’s Legislative Aide (1994-1997) and the only “lesson” she ever taught me (verbatim): “Take money from whoever will give it to you.”

    Nothing more than an egomaniac and political whore. Period.

    (Unlike other former staff, I no longer “fear” Lois Frankel and have no qualms about using my own name. She is a pathetic human being on every level and Palm Beach County deserves far better.)

  4. SAM SAYS Says:

    ROBERT HAIGH I THINK YOU NEED A NEW LIFE. YOU ARE A TURD

  5. honesty in Goverment Says:

    Robert B Haigh, When you run for office, you have my vote.

  6. Let the people speak Says:

    Frankel is devious and dirty. She is underhanded. You can’t trust her.

    She tried to stop local citizens from speaking during her tenure as mayor as they didn’t agree with her.

    Just think how Lois would act and vote at a federal level.

    NO TRUST in Frankel. She’ll do you dirty.

  7. sam Says:

    There is a huge difference between West’s actions and words, since he is an elected official, directed to women and elected female officials and the actions of a campaign contributor. The comparison is ludicrous. Mr. West represens me, but due to his actions I have no faith that he cares about the issues effecting 50% of the population. Catalfumo is a developer, I don’t care what he does in his private life.

  8. Abe Rothenstein Says:

    MR. HAIGH– I WOULD VOTE FOR YOU IN A SECOND ! NICE JOB OF TELLING THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT FRANKELSTEIN –SHE IS A POLITICAL AND MORAL PROSTITUTE RIPPING OFF THE ENTIRE CITY! GETTING BRIBES FROM CATALFUMO THE WOMAN-BEATER, BUILDING HER MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR TAJ MAHAL WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH MARBLE FIXTURES–AND HIRING HER LESBIAN LOVER PART-TIME FOR OVER $100,000 ANNUALLY, AND GETTING HER DELINQUENT CRIMINAL SON OFF AFTER HE ASSAULTS AND BATTERS ONE OF HER PEACEFUL POLITICAL OPPONENTS RIGHT ON CLEMATIS ST. – THEN GETS HER SON A SPECIAL PERMIT TO OPEN UP HIS OWN BAR ON CLEMATIS ? NOW SHE THINKS IN HER ARROGANCE AND VICIOUSNESS SHE CAN RUN FOR REPRESENTATIVE AND SCREW THE PEOPLE EVEN MORE ???? SHE BELONGS IN A FEDERAL PRISON FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS (EXCEPT THAT SHE’S ENJOY GETTING RAPED WAY TOO MUCH OVER & OVER! CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE WHAT HER BEDROOM USED TO BE LIKE WITH RICHARD LUBIN: PROBABLY LOVED TO TIE HIM DOWN IN WOMEN’S LINGERIE AND ASSUALT HIM? MAYBE THAT’S WHAT SHE GETS PAID BY LITTLE DANNY CATALFUMO TO DO TOO?) …. HMMMMMMM !!! WHAT A VISION, EH? (AND IF THE PEOPLE ARE STUPID ENOUGH SHEEP TO BEND OVER AND ELECT HER TO CNGRESS– SHE’LL PULL OFF SOMETHING THAT MAKES “WEINERGATE” AND MARK FOLEY LOOK LIKE CUB SCOUTS!!!!!

  9. Downtown Danny Says:

    LOIS FRANKEL IS NOT FIT FOR PUBLIC OFFICE!

  10. Abe Rothenstein Says:

    SO WHAT’S THE “MATTER” WITH A LESBIAN HIRING HER LESBIAN LOVER AS AN AIDE FOR OVER $ 100,000 A YEAR—WHO’S NOT QUALIFIED AND REALLY DOESN’T EVEN WORK, WHO’S HAVING SEX WITH HER SAME SEX BOSS—WHEN THE CITY IS LAYING OFF LONG-TIME ACTUALLY QUALIFIED WORKERS WHO ACTUALLY DO WORK AT THEIR JOBS AND NEED TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES? AND THIS LESBIAN CORRUPTION-RIDDEN ARROGANT CONCEITED MISERABLE PERSONALITY (PROBABLY A SOCIOPATH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY BY THE WAY!) THINKS SHE CAN RUN FOR HIGHER OFFICE AGAIN—AFTER RAPING THE ENTIRE CITIZENS OF WEST PALM BEACH AS MAYOR ???? SHE’S NOT A LITTLE BIT SICK YA THINK ???? AND TELL US FRANKELSTEIN— NOW THAT WE ALL KNOW YOU’RE A LESBIAN (NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!) AND YOU HIRED YOUR LESBIAN LOVER AS AN AIDE–EVEN THOUGH SHE WASN’T QUALIFIED AND SHE DIDN’T EVEN SHOW UP FOR WORK OFTEN—LOTS WRONG WITH THAT—-IS IT TRUE THAT YOU USED TO DRESS UP YOUR EX IN WOMEN’S LINGERIE AND STRAP HIM DOWN TO THE BED AND DO HIM IN THE REAR AFTER SPANKING HIM …??? AND TELL US AGAIN WHY YOU LET YOUR SON OFF AGAIN FOR THE ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON ONE OF YOUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS RIGHT THERE ON CLEAMATIS STREET—-THEN—GAVE HIM A SPECIAL PERMIT TO OPEN UP HIS OWN BAR THERE ON CLEMATIS STREET? NOW NOT TO SAY THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN BLATANT ARROGANT NEPOTISM AND ILLEGAL, BUT AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR VIOLENTLY ATTACKING AND ASSAULTING ONE OF YOUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS ON CLEMATIS STREET– WHILE HE WAS BLIND DRUNK —DO YOU REALLY THINK, AS A GOOD MOTHER—THAT HIM OPENING UP A BAR ON CLEMATIS IS A GREAT IDEA? (ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR GREAT MAYORAL DECISIONS SHOWING US WHY YOU SHOULD BE ELECTED TO CONGRESS, RIGHT ???) ………….. OH YEAHHHH

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