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Democrat Joe Garcia- ‘Master of Puppets’ in a GOP Primary?

by Javier Manjarres

Rumors of Democrat Party infiltration into the Republican Party, as well as collusion between supposed Republican candidates and the Democrats have been travelling throughout the political undercurrents of the 2010 election cycle. Unfortunately, this collusion between Democrats and Republicans— or perhaps more accurately the betrayal of the Republican party— could very well be in play here in South Florida.

In Florida’s Congressional District 25 GOP primary race between David Rivera, Paul Crespo and Marili Cancio, these rumors have been especially rampant over that past several months. The Shark Tank has honed its fin on this race and has brought to light some interesting and somewhat disturbing associations between Republican candidate Marili Cancio, and the Democrat candidate in that same race, Joe Garcia.

There appears to be a clear link between Cancio and several individuals who have involvement or had involvement with Mr. Garcia.  So far, this is what we have found:

According to Cancio’s most recent FEC report, Caiman Strategies was paid $8850 in consulting/managing  fees by the campaign. Caiman Strategies is owned by Roberto (Bobby) Sanchez of Miami, Florida who is also employed by Balsera Communications, Inc., of Coral Gables, Florida. Balsera Communications is owned by Alfredo Balsera, who is a friend and supporter of Joe Garcia.

Jeff Garcia (no relation to Joe Garcia) is Joe Garcia’s campaign manager and a partner of Balsera Communications.Garcia has worked with organizations such as the infamous SEIU and The Human Rights Campaign and was elected the youngest Hispanic delegate during the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Remember that Roberto Sanchez, who is Cancio’s consultant, is also employed by Balsera Communications. (Press release cache of Sanchez’s employment announcement)

As we plunged the depths of Balsera Communications, The Tank has found out that founder and Managing partner, Freddy Balsera was vital in helping convey the Obama message to Hispanics and was on President Obama’s National Finance Committee.

Read here: Freddy Balsera: ‘How Obama Closed the Deal With Hispanics

If this wasn’t’ enough, Democracia USA is a client of Balsera Communications as noted in the statement posted by Balsera. Democracia USA is considered to be the Hispanic wing of the corrupt organization ACORN.  Babalublog exposed a couple of Democracia USA’s henchmen back in a post properly named, “Democracia USA and Voter Fraud”, during the 2008 election cycle.

There are also allegations that Cancio has had a close relationship with Joe Garcia that dates back to their college years, and also that the two are still in close contact regarding to their Congressional race.

As to Marili Cancio, she notes on her website that she has been a “registered Republican all my life”.  Fair enough, but upon further inspection, her ‘issues’ page and her ‘about’ page contains a substantial amount of potentially misleading progressive-style rhetoric that could be employed by any candidate- check it out for yourselves.  Even more revealing is her support of Obamacare and “all of the good benefits” to the law as she sees it. Come again?  You would be hard pressed to find any other ‘Republican’ in the country to say anything  positive about Obamacare, but Cancio appears to be a big booster of it on her website.

 Now does simply being your typical establishment Republican candidate automatically make you someone who is engaging in collusion with the opposition?  Of course not.  But Cancio appears to have a lack of a principled and coherent political philosophy along with a host of suspicious political affiliations. Is it really a stretch to believe that Cancio is conspiring with Democrats as a ‘trojan horse’ candidate? Could she be trying to accomplish something other than simply making a credible primary run for the party’s nomination in Congressional District 25?

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  • A Concerned Republican

    I’m concerned that the Cancio campaign and Cancio herself has parroted liberal blogs and even Joe Garcia himself on her campaign site and Facebook account.

    If she’s so close to Mean Joe, then her congressional run is just a favor to him to split the anti-incumbent vote with Crespo and let creepy Rivera win the primary. Rivera is, of course, Mean Joe’s best shot at winning the general election in November. Rivera has a lot of flaws, having an air of corruption besides being a career politician.

    Remember, Mean Joe lost two years ago by a short margin. This year even in an anti-Obama year the anti-incumbent, anti-corruption sentiment will be sure to propel Mean Joe to a win.

    Get rid of these people who think they can defraud us voters… get rid of the Mean Joe, his friend Cancio and the corrupt Rivera. Its time for REAL change (or “change” is all we’ll be left with).

    Thank God Paul Crespo decided to run… pray he wins.

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  • Just The Facts

    One sellout down, one corrupt politician to go.

    You got to think JoeBama has got more arrows in his quiver to shoot at DRs big bullseye. As a Republican I will Vote for Paul Crespo simply because he gives the GOP the best chance of holding Dist 25 in November.

    If David is the candidate JoeBama will have a field day and convince a lot of indies to vote for him.

    Just the Facts

  • honeygetoverit

    Wow, Shark Tank!!! AMAZING WORK!!! WOOT WOOT!! See people??? As long as we have brave and tenacious reporters like Shark Tank, all is not lost. GO CRESPO!! =D

  • WHAT???

    OMG, You’re right! It’s all one big conspiracy. What you don’t realize is that Joe Garcia is really an alien who mind controls Cancio into doing his bidding. Soon his powers will grow and consume even the mighty pillar of conservatism Paul Crespo. Mwahahaha.

    This is a bunch of horse**** shark tank, but I’m glad that Paul’s team (all three of them) have already commented and let the world know who’s behind this story.

  • RealRepublican

    Now you have really hit the jackpot ! Now we know who is who here. But it does not surprise me at all. This Cancio woman, just came out of no where, like Magda Montiel did many years ago, and decided that she was going to run for Congress.
    Who do they think they are? What is their real agenda?
    Let’s get real. 2 candidates that are not even qualified to be in Congress, with no chance of winning even if they ran for street sweepers in Hialeah or Lt. Havana ,let alone win either elections, nor against Joe Garcia. What is their real reasons for running? who is behind them?:
    – Joe Garcia & the Democrats?
    – Cuban Travel Agencies who hate Rivera?
    -The low class “chusmas”?.
    – Ignorant new Republicans wannabes
    -all of the above?
    Now who started this rumor that Rivera is a crook? Rivera has had a very honorable carrier all his life, and has done a good job. How come we never heard of all this corruption untill now that these Banana Republic candidates are in the race, and since they don’t have a good resume, and no experience, they attack, like Pittbulls. I feel sorry for them. What are they going to do after this circus is over?. Keep looking Sharky, I bet you will find a lot more “KK”.
    And all this New Republicans that think they know everything better do their homework so that they know who is who in America. The Tea Party is over!,no more parties! it is time to work, not talk! it is time to be serious about politics and help, not attack the good candidates that have a real chance to win against the Democrats or we are going to loose again. Divide and you should conquer.

  • Oh Mama!

    I don’t care, but this is what I say:

    Marili Cancio is HOT!

    A GILF!

    Makes Anitere Flores look like crap. Marili is a grandmother and looks great. Though, Anitere and Marili sound alike. Anitere has an ET neck. Phone Home! Phone Home! ET! ET! ET!

  • A Concerned Republican


    So you think there’s a conspiracy by Paul Crespo to convince the world that Joe Garcia is a bad guy? Nope, that’s not needed – Mean Joe is well, mean, all by himself.

    Next thing you’ll be telling me is that David Rivera isn’t a crook who set up a “ringer” to run against him in the Democratic party for his 2008 State House election just so he could win. Joe Garcia just happens to be copying Rivera here… Read more about it:

    Creepy Rivera and Mean Joe are bad company that shouldn’t be given any more permission to do bad things to the taxpayers of Florida (let alone the entire United States of America!!)


    YES Comrade “Real Republican” unless you have been a party hack for at least 10 years you should have no right to run for office. Only those with smelly brown noses and sticky fingers should be considered qualified to run. Remind me to change those pesky bylaws at the next meeting. Or we can do what we always do ignore those bylaws we don’t like.
    Serving your country as a Marine for 12 years and graduating from Cambridge are nothing compared to sitting at monthly meetings and listening to politicos drone on about their great accomplishments. Who does this Crespo think he is anyway he only worked for free for GWB in 2000 and 2004 nothing compared to David’s “pay as you go” operative career.
    If you are a brown nosed, sticky fingered party hack the choice is clear David Rivera is your man.

  • WHAT???

    I’m not at all surprised that Rivera is a crook. Actually I’m a proud Democrat. Why do you think I’m such a jack***? That is our symbol after all. I’m proud of Joe Garcia’s mind control powers, and soon he will control both your Paul Crespo and this crooked David Rivera. Rivera’s mental grasp – being small and puny in nature – will not be hard at all for him. Mind control works best on the weak minded. Paul – being obstinant, stubborn and wrong minded – may prove more difficult for Garcia’s powers but I trust he will control him too soon enough.

  • WHAT???

    Is it just me or is Cancio pretty hot? I can see why Garcia targeted her first for his mind control.

  • Ana Gomez-Mallada

    My friend, if you’re going to worry about Republicans using campaign consulting firms with Democrat ties, then don’t come home to Broward…

    Then on the other hand maybe you should HURRY home and check out the campaign efforts being made by BREC leadership for the Republican nominee Marco Rubio, and the evenhandedness with which it is approaching the Gubernatorial campaign. Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that Cindy Guerra, BREC Chairman selected in April works for Bill McCollum or the fact that Membership Chair Anna Alexopoulos (who worked for Guerra) was a paid Crist operative until Charlie’s desertion of the GOP earlier this year.

  • Raul Castro

    Joe Garcia is a Fidel Castro operative! I know, I put him there. Just read between the lines and you’ll see what he is really saying.

  • Fidel Castro

    my brother speaks the truth. The revolution begins in Miami with JOE GARCIA.
    My first act of the new socialist Republic of Miami is to issue Berets with red stars on the front to all school children as a mandatory part of their uniform.

    Viva la revolucion

  • Matthew T.

    Go Anna Gomez-Mallada and Javier Manjarres…..Great to have you on the ball….

  • Tamara

    RINOS need not apply! JOHN MCCAIN, LINDSEY GRAHAM, JOE LIBTARD Libermen, Scott Brown, Charlie Crist………all big “gobment” Rino……republican pretenders.



    “You know the worst thing about people?? They will tolerate anything!” ~Patrick Swayze

  • Dog

    Interesting how you Pubes think. You have this ideological standard of purity to judge your membership and won’t allow anyone to stray from the Party line. Amazing! So, please tell me, how do you kick out someone from your Party when they think for themselves and disagree with the Party on any issue?

  • Jason

    @ Dog-

    Regarding “ideological standards”, we “Pubes” realize something that you Dems don’t- principles matter. The Constitution, which contains those principles, matters. They’re not even an afterthought for your party. Everyone is supposed to “think for themselves”, but people can choose to be ignorant of or wise to the limitations that we demand government operate under so it does not become a tool for oppression. So you can self-congratulate yourself about how wise you think you are, when all you really are is just another brick in the wall.