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State Attorney McAuliffe explains his third-quarter fundraising

by George Bennett | October 12th, 2011

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After raising a robust $89,333 between April 1 and June 30 for his reelection campaign, Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe collected a mere $6,400 from donors last quarter, then loaned his campaign $100,000 in personal funds.

McAuliffe, a Democrat who has not drawn an opponent, told PostOnPolitcs in an e-mail today that he was busy building his campaign organization and prosecuting criminals during the last quarter:

“As a state attorney running for reelection, I am humbled by the tremendous and broad base of support I have received. In our initial quarter of fundraising ending in June, we raised almost $100,000 in contributions without an opponent. That provided a solid base to start the reelection effort.

“This past quarter we intentionally did not focus on fundraising, but on building the organization for the reelection campaign to come. I also concentrated on personally prosecuting one of the worst violent predators in South Florida in Dunkin Donuts robbery and shooting case. That successful effort resulted in nine life sentences. Over the past several months, I also have personally directed the efforts in the Beauchamp multiple homicide investigation resulting in first degree murder charges and the latest efforts in the fight against pill mills resulting in charging and convicting a pain clinic owner on murder charges – a first in the nation.

“In short, I lead an office of 125 prosecutors and that is always my first priority. However, the reelection effort is strong and will be in full swing this fall.”

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18 Responses to “State Attorney McAuliffe explains his third-quarter fundraising”

  1. Marie Says:

    Are you kidding!! A talking donkey could have won that case. NOT something to be proud about or pat yourself on the back. There were 5 (FIVE) eye witnesses and the defendant decided to represent himself because he knew he wasn’t going to get off and he knew he was going to jail. That defendant laughed at you in the coutroom Mr. Mcauliffe.

  2. advancedbo Says:

    against pill mills resulting in charging and convicting a pain clinic owner on murder charges – a first in the nation.

  3. cacas Says:

    the Beauchamp multiple homicide investigation resulting in first degree murder charges and the latest efforts in the fight

  4. cadas Says:

    I also concentrated on personally prosecuting one of the worst violent predators in South Florida in Dunkin Donuts robbery and shooting case.

  5. cadert Says:

    This past quarter we intentionally did not focus on fundraising, but on building the organization for the reelection campaign to come

  6. wistedmin Says:

    we raised almost $100,000 in contributions without an opponent. That provided a solid base to start the reelection effort.

  7. vvmb Says:

    I am humbled by the tremendous and broad base of support I have received. In our initial quarter of fundraising ending in June

  8. wpor Says:

    As a state attorney running for reelectio

  9. Hilltop Says:

    We all know that McAuliffe prosecuted the Dunkin’ Donuts case because it was a slam dunk and would get him a positive publicity. That is revolting.

    How many other cases has McAuliffe prosecuted. Please list them.

  10. Too funny! Says:

    State Attorney McAuliffe prosecutes a case where the defendent is representing himself! Talk about an easy case.

    McAuliffe is a turd.

  11. ARC Mediation Says:

    How much money is McAuliffe and his wife, Judge Rosenberg making in that secret LLC “Working All Day”?

    Maybe McAuliffe’s wife’s employees at ARC Mediation are having a bad year and cannot contribute to the fund?

    Talk on the street is that McAuliffe’s good lawyer buddie, Michael Gelfand, took a financial hit. Gelfand co-founded ARC Mediation with Judge Rosenberg.

    McAuliffe is a third rate coward punk, who got himself in trouble dealing with his friend Mike and Mike’s friends. Federal investigators are gathering all the information on the gang at the 15th. Re-election should be the farthest thought on McAuliffe’s agenda.

  12. Betty Boyer Says:

    Putting 125 prosecutors and staff, before your political career shows your a man of character. Public Safety is one of your first priority. I like your ability of working with local, county, state,and federal law enforcement. Helping to always get convictions, moveing cases through the courts as quickly as possible. The State Attorney Office is a fine team of professionals, doing outstanding work.

  13. David Says:

    I am taken back a bit by all the negative comments against our State Attorney. Michael McAuliffe has been one of the strongest Law and Order State Attorney’s PBC has seen. He has targeted corrupt public officials, reduce the amount of illegal pain clinics and put away some of the most violent criminals and gang members in our county. Obviously there is some political posturing by folks who are either scared or threatened by McAuliffe because of what he may uncover. You know who I am talking about. I supported McAuliffe in 2008 and will support him again.

  14. Kate Says:

    I can’t see why people are not trying to be at least somewhat informed about McAuliffe. He has a 27% conviction rate. 27%… And you call him a man with integrity? Please.. He is showing his true colors with his behind closed door meetings with the PBA and dropping charges against officers who should have gone to trial just so he could get the political backing of Kaz and the PBA.You don’t even have to look for the truth it is hitting you right in the face. We need to clean up Palm Bch County and he should be one of the first to go

  15. RealAngst Says:

    Kate…how effing delusional are you? Where do you get that “he” has a 27% conviction rate? You sound as if you are related to the jackass who started the anti PBSO website. Become better informed. Juries make bad acquittals every day, yet we dont vote them out of the pool do we? McAuliffe is a very high energy and driven man, something that you would know IF you took the time to actually meet him and know what it is that he does each and every day. He doesnt try every case himself and that is NOT his job. Kind of how the Sheriff doesnt go out and arrest every bad guy. I am sick of the clueless and classless morons who come here and show the ineptness of their lives by making accusations that are without merit or logic. Go get a job!

  16. Dennis Says:

    If Mcauliffe wants to show how tough he is on crime then he should “grow a set” and drop the lousy plea deal for Paul Merhige. Its a total disgrace. If there were ever a case that called for the Death penalty it is this one, let a Jury decide what he gets. This is simply a political ploy on Mcauliffe’s part. He is afraid to try this case because he is running for reelection and realizes that any finding other than a Capital murder conviction will make him look bad. The citizens of Palm Beach County should be disgusted with this man.

  17. Pete Z Says:

    I have to agree with Dennis. Mcauliffe has no right to plea this out. Leave it up to a jury to decide. What this piece of trash did to that family is just heartbreaking and for our State Attorney not to go full force to trial is beyond any reasonable concept of fair.

  18. dcdsweet Says:

    McAuliffe is tough on victims, WEAK ON CRIME! Rally with us! Resign, McAuliffe, Resign! This Thursday, Nov. 10th – 10am-2:00pm outside the State Attorney’s Office, 401 N Dixie Hwy, WPB. Rally signs will be available and refreshments will be served. Spread the word and we will be heard! For further info call me, Denise 954-574-6862.

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