So why would a group like SCRG, who says its goal is to “implement and sustain conservative policies,” target Hayes (D-Dillon) by funneling tons of out-of-state money to try to oust him in his June 10th primary?
Probably the same reason any lawmaker is targeted by SCRG: because he doesn’t support New York libertarian Howard Rich’s voucher agenda.
According to disclosure filed Monday, 88% (Update: 96%) of Hayes’ primary opponent’s contribution total for the election cycle was from out-of-state. 48% was from Howard Rich's own entities at 73 Spring Street, New York City.
Voters at the polls didn’t know this, mind you, because all this out-of-state voucher cash was funneled by SCRG during the “blind spot,” the period between the final disclosure and the election. (Hayes still managed to squeak by with 78% of the vote.)
Anyway, here’s the breakdown, from the State Ethics Commission:
Candidate Zina Manning, Total Contributions: $8330
$1000 (5/29) Joseph D Stilwell, 26 Broadway 23 Floor NYC
$1000 (5/29) Yvonne Rich,
$1000 (5/29) Kevin Spillane,
$1000 (5/29) Paul Farago,
$1000 (5/29) 538-14 Realty LLC, 73 Spring St. Rm. 408 NYC
$1000 (5/29) 123 Lasalle Associates, 73 Spring St. Rm. 408 NYC
$1000 (5/29) 188
$1000 (5/29) 405 49 Associates, 73 Spring St. Rm. 408 NYC
1. 73 Spring Street, NYC is the address of Howard Rich.
2. Joseph Stilwell of
3. Yvonne Rich of
4. Kevin Spillane was the spokesman for Howard Rich’s failed 2006 California Takings Initiative.
5. Paul Farago (actually of