Poseidon Resources Unmasked as Secret Funder of Jill Hardy Hit Pieces



It’s Poseidon funding the vicious smear campaign against Jill Hardy.

Atlas PAC finally filed their late campaign contribution reports November 1st, a week behind schedule and carefully calibrated so that there would be minimal time to respond and reveal the true source of the funds.

Atlas shows one large contribution of $23,500 from OC TAX PAC, the shadowy organization that pretends to represent taxpayers, yet frequently serves as a conduit to launder large campaign contributions from major corporations like Disney.

Tracking down the OCTAX PAC filing for the same period, we see a contribution to Atlas TAX PAC  from Stamford Connecticut-based Poseidon resources of $25,000 on October 4th.

OCTAXPAC also made contributions to the campaigns of Barbara DelGleize and Devin Dwyer within 24 hours of receiving the $25,000 from Poseidon. These are the only two candidates who OCTAX PAC funded in Huntington Beach,

If you don’t follow Huntington Beach politics, you may not recognize Poseidon’s name. This is the controversial company that failed dismally in their one attempt to build an ocean water to tap water plant in Tampa Bay. They have been trying to get approval for projects in Carlsbad and Huntington Beach.

Poseidon was last active in the Huntington Beach elections in 2010 when they gave $10,000 to another shadowy PAC that spent $13,630.48 supporting Barbara DelGleize. The Vision 2020 PAC  sent mailers supporting Don Hansen’s anointed candidates, including one with Hansen’s picture on the cover.

OCTAXPAC  also served as the conduit to launder money  Disney money in Anaheim during the same period. The Political Action Committee is affiliated with the Orange County Taxpayers Association, a group that allegedly represents taxpayers, but primarily serves as a convenient way for large donors to obscure their contributions. OC TAX PAC is also the only contributor besides Chevron in the bogus Fullerton coalition supporting Chevron’s plant to develop Coyote Hills. Within a two week period, Chevron gave $5,000 to OCTAX PAC and OCTAX PAC contributed $1,000 to an astroturf coalition.

OC Tax has long been run by lobbyist Reed Royalty, but the new honcho over there will be termed-out Orange Mayor Carolyn Cavecche.

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