Anti-Gun(D) Congresswoman Castor Violates Florida Election Laws in Front Of News Orgs

Anti-Gun(D) Congresswoman Kathy Castor file photo
Anti-Gun(D) Congresswoman Kathy Castor file photo

TAMPA, Fla. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) illegally entered an early voting polling place in Tampa last week and was subsequently removed, according to a report filed with the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.

The reported incident took place at Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library in South Tampa. Castor, who was not there to cast a vote, reportedly entered through the exit with a news media crew embedded with her campaign.

Castor violated the 150-foot exclusion zone, which prohibits candidates and campaign officials from campaigning at polling locations and is a violation of the law. Additionally, walking in through the exit is also in itself a violation of Florida election laws.

According to the complaints, she was present at the polling place for a campaign media opportunity on the first day of early voting, which aired later that day on local news outlets.

The polling center clerk, Jackie Weaver, reportedly intercepted Castor inside the polling station and escorted Castor and the news media outside, following the infraction.

According to the report, Weaver reported the alleged criminal activity to the Supervisor of Elections.

Castor was reportedly aware that she was in violation of the law, but simply did not care.

“We’ve seen this time and time again from Democrats like Castor, who believe they are above the law. This is nothing new. Throughout all of COVID, Democrats constantly instituted one set of standards for the public like requiring masks and banning indoor eating, and then were photographed in violation of the law. I have no doubt that very little, if anything, will happen as a result of the infraction. Unfortunately, the system is too broken to actually hold her accountable,” said James Judge, Castor’s opponent as the Republican nominee for Florida’s 14th Congressional District.

“Shockingly, this entire incident was reportedly documented by the media, and they reported nothing about it. This is precisely why I am running for office, to get rid of the double standards and hold the media and career politicians accountable for everything which they are responsible.”

In addition to the violations of Florida election laws, it is also questionable whether some local media outlets violated FCC regulations by covering only Castor’s campaign activities that day. By law, broadcast media outlets are required to provide equal airtime for opposing candidates. While one media outlet did interview Judge in accordance with the equal airtime law, multiple media outlets were reportedly present for Castor’s campaign event outside of the polling location.

Judge squares off with [Moms Demand Action Supporting] Castor in the Nov. 8th, 2022, general election.

Judge has also been endorsed by several additional, prominent figures and organizations.

They include:

  • Senator Rick Scott (R-FL)
  • Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL)
  • Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
  • Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) (retired)
  • Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard
  • St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker (retired)
  • Florida Police Benevolent Association
  • Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
  • The Tampa Police Benevolent Association
  • Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats (retired)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast
  • The Community Patriots Tampa
  • Republican strategist Roger Stone
  • Chris Chambers, former Congressional candidate and community leader
  • Matt Becker, small business owner, former SBA White House Deputy Chief, and former Congressional Candidate

About James Judge:

Judge, a Tampa Bay area native, is the Republican nominee for Florida’s 14th Congressional District. Judge graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Additionally, he served in Kabul, Afghanistan as a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2010 until 2011 under General David Petraeus. He now owns Judge Public Relations, a Tampa-based PR firm, and a marketing agency with clients worldwide.

Judge is married to his wife Danielle, who is also a small business owner in Hillsborough County. The Judges are avid animal lovers; together, they have four dogs, three cats, two horses and 10 chickens. Judge is a proud member of the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Tampa Propeller Club, and the Coastal Conservation Association. The Judges are also long-time, active members of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa. Visit www.judgeforcongress.com .

Subscribe
Notify of
21 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
CinciJim

Of course we all know, had this been a Republican candidate, it would have been “breaking news” coast-to-coast, reported every hour for at least 2 days. Twitter would have exploded with calls for an arrest.

Bigfootbob

Are you on Twitter? Why not start blasting away. Start a thread or whatever they call it. Why not condemn them at every opportunity too? I’m not on Twitter so I’m not sure how it works, but it seems like to me if one person can bitch one way another can bitch oppositely, right?

Arny

Yeah it should not take twitter long to shut the account down, if it gets any real traction. Elon Musk buying isn’t changing a thing. He has many buffaloed. But he’s still a Govt Lacky. That’ll never change.

Montana454Casull

Typical Democrat, laws are for thee but not for me . The largest criminal elements in America is the Democrat party.

gregs

leftists believe themselves above the law and therefore not bound by it. this is what needs to change. our judicial system is broken so i don’t see her paying for this violation of FEDERAL LAW, especially with garland in charge of the doj.

Boz

“Democrat XYZ was reportedly aware that she was in violation of the law, but simply did not care.”

TYPICAL!

JimQ

charge her, arrest her and put her in jail for 30 days then give her a hearing and jail her for longer

Ope

JimQ, I absolutely agree with you. But do you really think that’s going to happen? It won’t.

musicman44mag

Not to a demonratt upper echelon person. Our democracy is a F ing joke and the demonratts have made it that way. Two tier system.

Oregoneistan

Boom

Now they even have you saying it….

totbs

Good on poll center clerk Jackie Weaver! Without any penalty, this be-otch and others like her will not stop doing this. They all know it’s illegal.

nrringlee

Progressive New Left principles at work: the law is not a means of conflict resolution. Then law is a means of conflict prosecution. Law does not restrict leftist behavior but is simply one more weapon in their arsenal to suppress opposition. That is the how and why of this fool’s thinking. Had a conservative or libertarian candidate done the same it would be above the fold, front page on the NYT, WaPo and CNN.

Were it not for double standards the left in America would have no standards at all. Case in point.

DDS

People who do not believe in rules cannot, will not, be bound by them. “Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by [. . .] morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition and […] Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-3102 Only threat of force will persuade such people to pay any attention to rules. Sadly, we gave up “tar… Read more »

totbs

Prime proof of that…Hochel of NY.

Wild Bill

That is a good quote!

JoeUSooner

Yes, excellent quote. It was indeed fast and efficient action by poll center clerk Jackie Weaver. She is rightfully lauded for it. Too bad, though, that we did not get to see (on national news) candidate Castor physically bouncing on her ass down the front steps. THAT would have been even more laudable. Laughably, such action would put Demoncrat leaders and the media in quite a dilemma – to air the story [complaining bitterly, of course, about their candidate’s horrific treatment] which they would demonically desire to do… but IF they do so, they would inevitably draw attention to their… Read more »

TGP389

Yoho (supporting Judge) is a good man and was a good supporter of the 2A when in Congress. Rick Scott is tepid, at best. He’s filthy rich, and I think has the typical rich person’s disdain of “gun-toting,” but, since he’s a Republican, he has to support us some I don’t know about the rest of that list, but probably any Republican would be better than Castor.

I just realized that Kastor is the Greek word for “beaver.”

Last edited 3 months ago by TGP389
Arny

A reddish-brown substance consisting of the preputial follicles of the beaver and their contents, dried and prepared for commercial purposes. It has a strong, penetrating, enduring odor, and was formerly of high repute in medicine, but is now used chiefly by perfumers.

Castor is the twin brother of Polydeuces (Pollux in Latin), a pair of demigods.The two in collective are known as the Dioscuri.The twins feature in a number of myths, crossing paths with other notable figures in Greek Mythology like Jason.A major theme in stories featuring Castor and Polydeuces is the idea that Castor is a mortal, while Polydeuces is immortal.

TGP389

Both are true, but the beaver genus is called Castor, with the American beaver being the Castor canadensis. I think she has more in common with the rodent than the demigod.

Last edited 3 months ago by TGP389
Doug G.

What does it say about the biased media when the opposing candidate is the one who has to write the article about this federal violation? LOL, SMH.
MSM, is the enemy of the people.
Another thing we can thank Pres. Trump for exposing.

keep_and_bear

Remember in 2018 when Democrat congressional candidate Karen Mallard of Virginia Beach illegally manufactured an SBR by sawing through the barrel of an AR-15?
Yeah I remember, too.

Remember when she faced charges for it?
No, I don’t either.