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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tapia Gets Her Matching Funds

Today, Yudelka Tapia received $72,721 in public matching funds from the city Campaign Finance Board.

On two prior occasions, Tapia, a City Council candidate in the 14th District, had been denied the funds because her campaign, she said, hadn't submitted the required documentation.

Tapia's opponents - Maria Baez, the incumbent, and Fernando Cabrera - have so far been awarded $70,170 and S81,670 respectively.

The next (and final) payment date is scheduled for Sept. 11, four days before the primary.

More here on the rules and regulations governing public funds, and how the system is designed to help "grassroots and insurgent candidates" (like Tapia) who typically miss out on large donations from unions, etc.

See here for how much each candidate has raised, received, and spent.

36 comments:

  1. That's right! Tapia is pure grassroots and from the community. I know I'm supporting the right candidate for city council. I hope the voters realize that she is really the one who knows the struggle and has a sincere urge to make the community a better place.

    www.yudelkatapia.com

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  2. Tapia received well below what Cabrera received. Again, she received her matching funds weeks after Cabrera did. She was sloppy in her paper work. This is a sign of poor administrative and leadership skills. The same can me said of Maria Baez, who was also late in receiving her campaign matching funds. Cabrera was the ONLY one to receive it the first time around.

    You are claiming pure grassroots and yet you state in your website that you have receive a couple of local union endorsement. The contradictions in this campaign continues.

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  3. Congrats to our great Dama (lady) Yudelka Tapia from District 14th. Even with the delayed the machine created, she got her fundings.

    Her humbleness is to be admired.

    From her Political Activism

    She helped to elect Adolfo Carrion for City council and for borough president as well as Rubencito for assemblyman.

    With the foundation of the great Democratic Alliance club, her work is still impacting the Bronx, specifically district 14th.

    My respect for her.

    YUDELKA TAPIA FOR CITY COUNCIL
    VOTE SEPTEMBER 15

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  4. Juan Quintana, get over yourself. The fact is that she has her matching funds now. And she will have the resources necessary for election day.

    Yudelka Tapia's campaign is absolutely grassroots. She is not being supported by any institution or establishment; her campaign keeps moving simply because of the dedicated volunteers who really want to see change in the community. Besides, it was James Fergusson who called her campaign grassroots. He did the profile on her, he saw first-hand what her campaign is comprised of.

    Now, Cabrera is still a Republican from Westchester.

    Tapia is a life-long Democrat who has lived in the Bronx and knows first-hand what the struggle is.

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  5. HA!! Her humbleness...LOL

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  6. Tapia lied about her involvement with the old Fordham Library. She lies in her website regarding having the endorsement of the Mason Tenders. She lies regarding Cabrera being a Republican. She lied about Cabrera daughter.

    No, it does matter that she got her campaign matching late. It shows incompetency. I expect more of a candidate.

    Are you implying that union support is not grassroots? What an insult to all of the unions!
    Cabrera received more union support than anyone else. Let's stop the hypocrasy, because Yudelka was salivating for the endorsement of the Democratic party, but did not get it. Most union and organizations DID NOT want to support for obvious reasons - she does not have what it takes.

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  7. At this point all candidates are at the same level with and without all union support. Yudelka got her matching funds and shut up all the machines that were trying to keep them away from her. Although the Fordham Library serviced people from all district it is unfourtanately not in our District. So is this Cabrera's claim to fame, c'mon? Yudelka will win this campaign the same way Obama beat Hillary!

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  8. Change is coming to the BronxSeptember 2, 2009 at 10:27:00 PM EDT

    I smell change coming to the BRONX!

    A real democrat, living in the Bronx, AND in the same district since the 80's. That's dedication, accountability and authenticity.

    Just google her name "YUDELKA TAPIA." Google is the best indicator/search out there for track record (policatically/ civically). And there's some of her involvement she did way back where google was not even around yet that are not listed.
    I encourage you to google the names of the candidates and then..... talk among yourselves.

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  9. Now I googled him but I am, am soooo confused........!!!!

    I did not know Cabrera was a baseball player....wow!!!!!!!!! no wonder he likes cleaning park so much.

    Well, I don't think he would do a good public servant just like he was not able to be a "perfect attendance" board member of CD7.
    How is he going to practice for the baseball season?

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  10. Edita...interested democratSeptember 2, 2009 at 10:43:00 PM EDT

    Hey Cabrera camp, I would like to know when Cabrera was on the community board 7? Thanks!

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  11. It will not go away...Yudelka is blatenly lying about her receving an endorsement from the Tender Masons, how can anyone trust her with anything else she says?

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  12. I am so glad that Yudelka Tapia got her Matching Funds. She is the best candidate, She understands our community's needs.

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  13. Anonymous,

    How can anyone trust Fernando Cabrera?
    He is a liar. What a shame, a Man of God????

    I can't figure out why he looks so evil.it's he possessed by a demon?

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  14. Anonymous don't be a fool locals 78 and 12A of the Mason Tenders have endorsed Yudelka not only that but they have been campaignign for her for months.

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  15. Maria, you are the one acting like a fool, since the website DOES say Mason Tenders District. Yudelka is the liar. She lied about her involvement in the old Fordham Library. Liar, liar...the facts are clear.

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  16. SOME QUALITATIVE RELEVANT DATA:

    YUDELKA TAPIA, A LONG TIME REAL DEMOCRAT:
    ____________________________________________________
    Def. of Democrat: A member of the Democratic club, with democratic values and principles.
    ___________________________________________________
    YUDELKA TAPIA democratic principles/values: fight for better schools for all, defends immigrant rights, in solidarity with others democratic leaders in the community when running for office regardless of ethnicity since the 80's.

    Ex. worked in Rubencito campaign for assemblyman. Helped Rodolfo Carrion get elected for City council and Bronx borough President, and others African Americans and Dominicans leader for public office.
    -------------------------------------------------

    CABRERA, A LONG TIME REPUBLICAN, CONSERVATIVE AND FLIP-FLOP

    Def. of Flip-Flop: Change of mind, turnabout, a decision to reverse an early decision.

    CABRERA went from long time republic to change of heart last year, moved from Westchester (living since the early 90's) to the Bronx.

    Ex. He left relevant information in his webiste such as: He attended ultra-conservative and right win institution Liberty University, he lived most of his live outside the Bronx, and that all the work he claimed for the community has been paid and out of district 14.

    Compare and constrast. (for more info. www.yudelktapia.com)

    Thanks/Gracias,

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  17. West Bronx Resident:

    1. Cabrera is not a flip flopper as you accuse him of. A flip flopper is someone who goes back and forth. He was once a republicant and switch to Democrat ONCE.....!

    2. If you read the rules and regulations to run for office...he has and falls under the guideliness of residency.

    3. She only "helped" in Diaz and Carrion's campaign.....so did Cabrera. And Cabrera worked with Carrion under his administration.

    4. What are you afraid of? That he attended and conservative University.....you forgot that was for his BA, you never mention his Doctoral degree University.

    You only chose what you want to believe.

    None of your arguments are valid and cause to be removed from running.

    GET OVER IT, YUDELKA'S PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE. CABRERA IS THE WINNER HERE!

    TAKE IT UP WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHO WILL VOTE FOR HIM AND ARE GETTING HIS SUPPORT.

    THEY ARE TIRED OF LIARS LIKE YOU, WHO ONLY THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND NOT THE PEOPLE.

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  18. You mean when he was a board member of community board 7 under Carrion?

    There's nothing accredited to him while serving there, in fact he blew it by missing in action in the general meetings and his committee meetings.

    That was his opportunity to make an impact as an outsider that he has always been (until last May) but DID NOT.

    The only credit he could get (UNPAID) is a cleaning of a park in District 14, but that's about it. So he would serve better as park commissioner.

    P.s. I could imagine him with a dark green shirt with the maple leaf in the back and khaki pants. Lovely!

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  19. Here we go again, the Yudelka people spreading lies again...at least you are consistent in lying. lol.

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  20. I just love when you guys are hit with facts, the only thing you could is laugh. I just love it.!

    Besides, laughing is a good coping mechanism, keep on using it.


    YUDELKA TAPIA FOR CITY COUNCIL 09'
    www.yudelkatapia.com

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  21. Oh yes we are laughing all right! We'll see September 15.

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  22. Your "FACTS" obviously did not mean anything to County nor the Unions. So swallow that one!

    So you want to talk CABRERA in the park....how about Yudelka teeth...as a can opener!

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  23. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...STOP THE YUDELKA VS. CABRERA FIGHTING....IT ONLY HELPS BAEZ. AS A CABRERA SUPPORTER, I WOULD RATHER HAVE YUDELKA. BAEZ IS THE ENEMY..IF SHE WAS EFFECTIVE, CABRERA NOR YUDELKA WOULD BE RUNNING. PLEASE POINT THE VENOM AT BAEZ. LETS START A TOP TEN REASONS WHY BAEZ SHOULDN'T BE REELECTED LIST.

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  24. Let's get back to the title of this posting: "Tapia Gets Her Matching Funds".

    I don't understand why that makes certain people angry. If anything, it levels the playing field, so that things can be fair on election day.

    Let's see who uses the money more efficiently.

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  25. You Can Call Me James....................James Bond!September 3, 2009 at 11:32:00 PM EDT

    Looks like Mr. North west blogger doesn't know how to do his research. Could this be rebellious baby crying Anthony Rivieccio??.......

    Fernando Cabrera happens to be a major league pitcher for the baltimore orioles, not our next councilman for D14. But how about I give you the right things to research since you seem to be such a concerned bronxite from the north west bronx.

    How about you google Fernando Cabrera For City Council??....How about you type www.FernandoCabrera.us??...How about checking out the sites of 1199, 32BJ, DC37, Bronx Dem Party, BP Ruben Diaz Jr's and etc.....Check those site out!....and please take your corny north west jokes back. Better yet I got some more for you to look up....

    How about you google the real mother of Anthony Baez because it sure isn't absentee council member Baez!!. How about you google Baez's name and include Slush funds in it. LOL!!....How about you google which elected official has really endorsed her?...because it sure isn't Bill thompson who she has standing on her right side on her re-elect palm cards. Want some more?....

    How about you google to see how much Ms. Tapias 4 son's have done for district 14??...how much have then accomplished and fought hard for??...How about where they attend school??. I'm just saying Tapia use's her kids as a crutch for her campaign and she's raised them so well in education and being a single mom right??....what have they done for this district or their community being children of a "grassroots" candidate??...Gimme a break!!. She needs to stop using those boys as her reason to why she "thinks" she is qualified.

    I indeed congradulate Tapia on FINALLY receiving her matching funds but to me that's not council member material. I mean let's get it straight, she is a auditor and has also been doing this for sooo mannyyy yeearrsss!! and you mean to tell me you cannot get your paperwork in on time and receive you matching funds??.....UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

    Cabrera is the was the 1st and Only candidate to C0MPLETELY hand in his paperwork and receive his matching funds ON TIME!!!. Cabrera is the 1st and Only candidate that has received JUST ABOUT EVERY endorsement there is to receive, BEING A 1st TIME CANDIDATE!!!. He is the TRUE PROMISE FOR NEW LEADERSHIP IN D14!!!

    He WILL be THE NEXT Councilman For District 14!!....Sept. 15

    James has left the blog.........

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  26. OK. Let's go for it. 10 reasons why not vote for Baez:

    10. Slush fund scandal

    9. anti-tenant bill

    8. Worst attendance record in city council

    7.....you continue

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  27. I'll continue...

    10 reasons why I will not vote for Maria Baez:

    10. Slush fund scandal

    9. Anti-tenant bill

    8. Worst attendance record in City Council

    7. Never shows up to Community Board meetings

    6. No youth center in the district for 8 years

    5....it is your turn now

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  28. Jenny "Mrs.James" From The BlockSeptember 4, 2009 at 2:50:00 AM EDT

    Ooh James your back!!!!. I cannot not believe it!, where have you been??. Well I see wherever you've been you still haven't lost your touch. Speaking of touch!...(touches face)...I wish I had yours. James your back and better then ever. I cannot waitt!!, I'm counting down the days till sept 15. I will find you!!. Mr. Cabrera could marry us right??...cause he's a reverend soo on sept we can finally become the couple I've always dreamed of. 0oh James I see that Cabrera is dominating the debates and he is putting his hands to the plow. I saw him by the way, he was leaving a building nearby Sedgwick and conversing with a few people in front of the building.

    Finally, a council member that is out there knocking on doors and visiting buildings. Come to think of it I saw yudelka tapia on fordham not too long ago selling her phony endorsement stories to people. also james maybe you can comment about it and tell me what is up with those teeth??...I mean DAMN!!!!...you can scare someone with those things.

    Buttt anyway I hope you reply back...can't wait till we can finally meet and share the victory of Fernando Cabrera on Sept 15.

    Bye now.....MUAHZzZzZ

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  29. 16 yr. bronxite of the D14September 4, 2009 at 3:02:00 AM EDT

    Ewww that is gross Jenny!!. But look on the bright side she sure nows how to choose a candidate. Fernando Cabrera is the man!!!. I happen to be flipping channels on my t.v. and I see he had a debate w/ Tapia. Well done Cabrera, its about time that we have a council member that knows the issues we face in this district and bronx itself. Does Tapia have any hearing issues??, I mean she couldn't even answer questions correctly and fully. Not to mention that you could hardly understand her. I talk with a accent myself because I am from puerto rico but I'm not running to become a elected official either. I have to agree with James, I saw that she mentioned being a single parent about 4 times and having 3 son's about 3 times. Is that your only excuse and answer to everything??. James brought out a good point, if you raised your sons so well in education and in values that you follow then why are they not active in the community or activists at all??...I'm curious to see who can answer your questions James. Well done! Cabrera has my vote on sept. 15

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  30. James and Jenny wedding great! This is better the eharmony, etc.

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  31. Very interesting. Cabrera people want us to keep an eye on how the other two candidates spend their money. Well they should check him. If you go into his filing, you will see that he has paid one of his endorser (District Leader Venancio (Benny) Catala) over $21,000.00.This is Stanley Schlein right hand guy. Also, Ruben Diaz $7000.00. If these people are your friends and support you why give them so much money. Money that hard working people have donated. Cabrera you are being milked. So Cabrera people stop pointing fingers and check out what your boss is doing with his money. And don't call it slander it is in black and white.

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  32. to the anonymous poster about Cabrera's spending. You are such an idiot. Benny is Cabrera's campaign manager and the money to Diaz is for rental of the sound vehicles that have been used during the campaign. Again yudelka people...point your venom at Baez, unless which has been rumored...that Tapia is just a stalking horse for Baez

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  33. It is typical of the Tapia people to slander and give misinformation. I am not surprised. This is why Yudelka's supporters are leaving by the day, because they are learning how low she will go to try to win.

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  34. From the Idiot: Campaign Manager, Rental of Sound Vehicles. LOL. CABRERA YOU ARE BEING MILKED. YOUR FULL TIME ASIGNED WRITERS DO NOT GET IT. By the way writers are you getting a piece of the action. Cause you work harder then Benny does.

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  35. Edita...interested democratSeptember 5, 2009 at 10:55:00 AM EDT

    Hey,

    I'm still waiting to learn when Cabrera was on community board 7. I was one of the few residents to actually attend meetings and if I'm not mistaken I remember seeing Cabrera only at couple of times but that is it? He was at very few.

    For how long was he a CB member? Anyone?

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  36. What does her teeth have to do with anything? I mean i'm not a Yudelka supporter but wats appeareance got to do with it? Our current city council memeber weighs about 1000 lbs, but thats not the reason why she shouldnt be reelected. Lets talk about the work, cuz looks have NOTHING to do with it guys!

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