Skip to comments.Cuba-related donations are down this electoral cycle (for Obama and democrats)
Posted on 09/17/2012 4:52:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....John Henry Cabañas, the pro-Castro Miami businessman who donated $75,000 to President Barack Obamas coffers in 2008 and $14,400 to Joe Garcias bid for a U.S. congressional seat in 2010, has given them nothing this year.
...Although the number of Cuban Americans traveling to the island spiked after Obama lifted virtually all restrictions on such trips in 2009, Cabañas said increased competition has cut his profits to the nub.
Cabañas, 70, also strongly denied campaign whispers that Obama campaign officials asked him not to contribute this year because of his very public support for Fidel Castro. He once called the former Cuban leader my father.
A Key West native who moved to Havana soon after Castro seized power in 1959, he worked for counterintelligence before he returned to the United States in 1988, according to a Miami Herald story in 1997. Cabañas denied that report.
Although a registered Republican, he contributed $62,000 to the Democratic Party and its candidates for the 1996 elections and $75,000 to the Obama coffers in 2008. His relatives contributed another $15,000 to Obama.
....The lone heavyweight Cuba PAC active the year is the pro-sanctions United States-Cuba Democracy, which has made large contributions to more than 100 congressional candidates, including $10,000 to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Executive director Mauricio Claver-Carone said the PAC will report to the FEC by the end of this month that it has raised about $500,000, and hopes to hit a target of $650,000 to $700,000 for the 2012 electoral season......
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It will be a good indicator.
Whoa, He publicly supports Castro and is alive and well living in Miami??
My how times have changed since I left in 1984.
When I lived there any show of less than hatred towards Fidel was cause to be bombed.
Not far from my house an exile had the front porch blown off his house because he was thought to be a Castro sympathizer.
Hah! So much for all the Cubans here being conservative.
“John Henry Cabañas, the pro-Castro Miami businessman who donated $75,000 to President Barack Obamas coffers in 2008 and $14,400 to Joe Garcias bid for a U.S. congressional seat in 2010, has given them nothing this year.”
Either they’re broke (like the rest of us by now) or else as Catholics, they have had it with being forced against their conscience by “O” views on abortion and contractption.
They know a commie when they see one.
Very good observation.
Thats what you got from this article? Sure, not ALL cubans are conservative, just like not ALL Christians are conservative either, but as a group, they are as conservative as you get these days.
No, but I am fed up with the "Cubans are monolithic conservatives" idea. I have heard/read that so much here on FR.
Fair enough, but they do tend to be conservative republicans.