The latest round of campaign finance disclosures are out and wannabe Sheriff Frank Robles has only $12,474.03 left in his bank account.
That's not enough to run a successful campaign for countywide office in Riverside County, so Robles' campaign is effectively already over. Or is it?
The big news contained in Frank Robles' disclosure is the fact that he raised $110,693.00 last year. That's quite impressive for a failed police chief and political nitwit.
But what's most intriguing about that money raised is that $100,000 of it came from a single source: You guessed it dear readers, Southern California Braiding Company, Inc.
As we previously reported, Southern California Braiding Company is owned by Leo McIntyre. McIntrye's contributions to Frank Robles make up more than 90% of all the money Robles has raised.
It remains a mystery why a Los Angeles County based business and its Los Angeles County based owner have taken such a strong interest in electing Frank Robles as Riverside County Sheriff. But the words "bought and paid for" do come to mind here.
The pervasive rumor around the County is that when Frank Robles ran the Coroners Office he met Leo McIntrye when McIntryre's wife died. The two allegedly formed a friendship then that resulted in McIntryre making big monetary contributions to Robles' 1994 campaign for Sheriff and to Bob Doyle's campaigns as well.
If that's the case, then something is fishy. Did Frank Robles do something inappropriate when he was at the Coroner's Office? Is there a case there that should be re-opened and examined by the District Attorney or the Attorney General? We honestly don't know what the real motivation for McIntyre is here.
Robles hasn't talked about the subject and no one in the dying traditional media is looking into the matter. Which shouldn't surprise us at all. After all, the Press-Enterprise got the nickname the Press-Enquirer from us because it spent more time sensationalizing gossip while covering over important facts in the interest of promoting its political agenda.
Hopefully someone will come forward and tell us just why Leo McIntyre is Frank Robles' sugar daddy. Until then dear readers, we will just have to keep digging into this story and the mysterious past interconnections of Frank Robles and Leo McIntyre.