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GOP slams Frankel for Catalfumo contribution

by George Bennett | July 28th, 2011

Democratic congressional candidate Lois Frankel‘s exploitation of Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West‘s dust-up with Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is “quite disturbing,” a GOP spokeswoman says, because one of Frankel’s heavyweight donors was once accused — and found not guilty — of beating his ex-fiancee.

The National Republican Congressional Committee accused Frankel of accepting “tainted dollars” after political blogger Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersblog.com decried the “horrible irony” of Frankel suggesting West contribute to a battered women’s shelter when Frankel had accepted $5,000 in campaign cash from developer Dan Catalfumo.

Catalfumo was charged with aggravated battery after ex-fiancee Heather Hill said he pushed her through a picture frame in 2003, requiring her to get 53 stitches in her back and arm and five staples to close a gash in her head. Catalfumo said Hill fell through the frame.

A jury acquitted Catalfumo in a headline-grabbing 2005 trial.

Said Frankel: “This campaign is about me and Allen West and our country. I am very proud of my record standing up, in this case, for women on these issues….This is going to be Lois Frankel vs. Allen West and it’s not going to be about our contributors.”

19 Responses to “GOP slams Frankel for Catalfumo contribution”

  1. NEVER A DOUBT Says:

    YOU WILL NEVER GET ANYONE BETTER THEN LOIS FRANKEL .WHAT HAS CATAFUMAS LIFE GOT TO DO WITH HER.. STUPID ARTICLE.

  2. FRIEND Says:

    GOP THINKS THEY ARE GOD

  3. Gunny Says:

    Are yoou kidding, she couldnt even run WPB properly. Funny thing is, her son was a Marine, and she refused every year an invite to the USMC here with the Reserve Center, and on top of it, during her tree lighting ceremony last year, she walked right past the Toys for Tots booth without even a glance. She’s, unamerican and unpatriotic. Garunteed she wont be getting any Military votes! West is “Our Man”, he cares.

  4. Pat Says:

    I wouldn’t have anyone interpret my comments as in any way supporting Allen West. No way! However, Catalfumo’s life has a lot to do with it. Ms. Frankel should not be accepting money from him, and should return it immediately. Another reason not to accept campaign contributions from Catalfumo, he was a City of West Palm Beach contractor, who was placed in charge of the new construction that took place when she was the Mayor.

  5. Sid Says:

    Where’s Lois’ FrankelHatesWomen.com?

  6. Debt driven Says:

    Frankel has been one of the rudest mayors in PBC and has left the city in huge debt. She ignored the public’s input and was reprimanded for that.

    If elected, Frankel will spend like crazy in DC.

    It’s her way or the highway, be damned the citizens.

    That’s not leadership, that’s dictatorship. There were questions about a city employee she hired and herself.

    She is a radical in all aspects. Sought to shut up a black citizen who complained about her.

  7. FRIEND Says:

    STILL WAS THE BEST MAYOR THIS CITY EVER HAD. THE PEOPLE WITH THE MOST COMPLAINTS ARE THE ONES THAT DO NOTHING ELSE

  8. nemo Says:

    Frankel is so darn macho ugly I would not vote for her even if I were his son..

    West 2012 and beyond! long live the Tea Party!

  9. 2012 - End of an Error Says:

    Frankel spent WPB into financial ruin.
    Now she wants to go to Washington in time to finish off what remains of America’s economy.

  10. Always a Doubt Says:

    @Never a Doubt, “Mama, your slip is showing” We know you love your daughter.

  11. Independent Voter Says:

    “A jury ACQUITTED Catalfumo in a headline-grabbing 2005 trial.”

    ac·quit   [uh-kwit]
    –verb (used with object), -quit·ted, -quit·ting.
    1. to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; –>>> declare not guilty <<—: "They acquitted him of the crime".

    BOTH the Republican and Democratic Parties are DESTROYING America. Do we really have to lose our financial standing and AAA status while the US Congress fiddles and America burns?

    A member of Congress was quoted as saying that "we don't want to leave our children less of an America than we had". If we lose our current AAA-rated financial status, then that is EXACTLY what we've done.

    End the 2-party monopoly. End the electoral college system of voting. End lobbying.

    VOTE!!!!!

  12. Abe Rothenstein Says:

    “NEVER A DOUBT”- WHY HIDE BEHIND A FAKE NAME 1ST? AFRAID? AND AS FAR AS WHAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH CATALFUMO—- ONLY 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 $$$$$????

  13. Finding Nemo Says:

    Hey l’il NEMO…OF COURSE YOU SUPPORT WEST…you have -0- command of the English language just like him! Re-read your statement #8 above which makes NO SENSE GRAMMATICALLY…jut like your support of a person who supports GUNS and violence and violent people. Hey Nemo – just go back into the sea and look for some fish.

  14. Downtown Danny Says:

    LOIS FRANKEL IS NOT FIT FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. She destroyed Clematis street – look across the street from city hall after it is empty – she said the new city would “bring tremendous activity to the street” – then why are taxpayers still paying for weekly parties to draw 100 people? Catafumo gave the money because Frankel kept him in business by giving him the city hall job – he would have gone bankrupt without it as his singer island project condo towers went bust – Lois Frankel is the MOST CORRUPT MAYOR IN WPB HISTORY – she used profanity at public mtgs, lied about DDA salaries, allowed her pal at the DDA to work 28 hours a week part time & still get $130K a year, hired her girlfriend joan who had no qualifications at all and let her play house with $33 million of our tax money to tear down the only waterfront library in the state. GO BACK TO NY LOIS AND LEAVE US ALONE – YOU ARE A HORRIBLE PERSON!

  15. Kudos to Dorothy Says:

    I think it’s great that Frankel’s Mom still supports her daughter on these blogs. She used to go by “Love the Mayor”, but whatever alias she uses we still recognize those CAPITAL LOVE LACED BLOGS ANYWHERE.

  16. NEVER A DOUBT Says:

    YOU WILL NEVER GET ANYONE BETTER THEN LOIS FRANKEL .WHAT HAS CATAFUMAS LIFE GOT TO DO WITH HER.. STUPID ARTICLE.

  17. Both Blue and RED Says:

    BOTH the Republican and Democratic Parties are DESTROYING America. Do we really have to lose our financial standing and AAA status while the US Congress fiddles and America burns?

    A member of Congress was quoted as saying that “we don’t want to leave our children less of an America than we had”. If we lose our current AAA-rated financial status, then that is EXACTLY what we’ve done.

    End the 2-party monopoly. End the electoral college system of voting. End lobbying.

    VOTE!!!!!

  18. Abe Rothenstein Says:

    since “Never A Doubt” (who needs to HIDE behind a FAKE NAME ( Frankelstein’s MOM!!!!) keeps re-posting—so will I RE: “Never A FRANKELSTEIN Ever AGAIN!”:

    ““NEVER A DOUBT”- WHY HIDE BEHIND A FAKE NAME 1ST? AFRAID? AND AS FAR AS WHAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH CATALFUMO—- ONLY 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 $$$$$????” ==== (there ya go Miss “NEVER A FRANKELSTEIN EVER AGAIN / aka– Frankelstein’s MOM/ —wanna re-post your repugnant trash AGAIN…???) LESBIANS FOREVER, eh Lois? And why shouldn’t lesbians be allowed to hire their female LOVER as an AIDE part-time and pay them over $ 100,000 DOLLARS a year–just because times are “tight” and we are LAYING OFF other long-time City Employees — ones that actually WORK , and are QUALIFIED for their jobs, and don’t have sex with their same-sex BOSS????) ***** OH YEAHHHH

  19. 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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