[Miami, FL] It had to happen some time, right? In this day and age of the Internet and social media madness, some candidate would have to be the first in the state to change their name to a website address.
Meet VoteForEddie.com, a gentleman out of Hialeah running for U.S. Congress. Yes, that’s his legal name, he changed it at the beginning of the year. And by now you are wondering what party VoteForEddie.com is representing. He’s an independent.
“Since I’m not under the wings or good graces of both political parties, I had to find a different way to get my message out there,” VoteForEddie.com was quoted as saying by TBO.com.
I think he succeeded. But he may have chosen the wrong man to go up against.
VoteForEddie.com is challenging U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, five-term incumbent Republican, for the right to represent District 25, which includes parts of Broward, Collier and Miami-Dade counties. Diaz-Balart is a political powerhouse – he ran unopposed in 2010.
Eddie Gonzalez wanted to change all that, but needed a hook. He went before a Miami-Dade judge and was re-christened VoteForEddie.com.
Unfortunately, his hook hasn’t paid off yet, as TBO.com reported that his campaign has only brought in approximately $2500 so far. Meanwhile, the incumbent has raked in over $600,000 to date.
VOTEFOREDDIE.COM’S CAMPAIGN VIDEO:
The media is all over the VoteForEddie.com story now, so perhaps his finances will improve.
VoteForEddie.com’s tag line is “New Energy, New Ideas.” His two main issues are energy independence and tax cuts.
“The first bill that I plan on bringing to the floor will be The National Energy Security Act (“NESA”), which will be funded by allotting half of the current 18.4 cents per gallon federal gasoline tax to a renewable energy initiative,” says his website.
“With the funds from the allotment, which equal almost one billion dollars per month, I would have experts from all fields of science, energy & technology develop and implement a plan to free our country from our dependence on fossil fuels as quickly as possible,” he says.
His second platform idea is to give tax cuts to soldiers, teachers, firemen and police officers, using a sliding scale based on time served.
For more info go to VoteForEddie.com, the website, not the man (this could get confusing). I think you know the address by now.
By: Mark Christopher/Sunshine Slate