Have you ever wondered what drives individuals to run for elected office?
Most the time people run for office because of an over-inflated ego and craving for attention.
Some do it for the adrenaline rush, some of us for legitimate reasons like wanting to effect change.
And then there are those that do it for the cash.
In the case of Nicolas Kimaz, a Republican running for congress against Democrat Ted Deutch, it appears as if money is the motive for his run for office.
Several weeks back we exposed that Kimaz (Imaz is his birth name before he changed it) was selling campaign hats and shirts on a for profit website.
After the story broke, Kimaz quickly took down the site, but not after it furthered suspicions about his true congressional motives.
***Update—Kimaz (Imaz) did not take the website down, just the Home page. You can click here
Kimaz was selling his pills and potions along with the hats and shirts, asking people to support his campaign by buying the stuff.
In describing his shirt, Kimaz suggested that people buy to “show their pride and commitment to Lebanon.”
One of his former campaign consultants, Joe Goldner, who is said to be back on Team Kimaz, called out the former boss on Facebook, calling him a “snake” who was only interested in selling his “books and CD’s.”
Now we have learned that in the days leading up to midterm primary election, Kimaz may have began to sell patriotic shirts, watches, and vanity license plates on this website. This is what is on the Cafepress website.
Unlike the debunked www.Nicolaskimaz.us website, there is no disclaimer on any of the items, so we can only assume these items are not being sold to fund his campaign.
In addition, Kimaz is listed as a “practioner” on the Hemp and Heal website, a website that sells cannabis products.
When you click on the names (linked) of all the listed practioners, all except for Kimaz’s, point to a personal website or social media platform.
Kimaz’s points directly to his campaign website.
In the meantime, Kimaz has yet to denounce his close campaign surrogate and friend, David Burnham, for his posting a link to an anti-Semitic story on a pro-Kimaz website. Click here to read the story.