(Tallahassee, Florida) – The Florida Conservative News has awarded it’s first “Biased Blogging Award” to Central Florida attorney and gadfly, Sarah Rumpf. Rumpf, as you may recall, ran Democrat State Attorney Lawson Lamar’s campaign and was the subject of numerous news reports of missteps and strategic mistakes, so many in fact, that the supportive Orlando Sentinel even editorialized about what a disastrous campaign the Lamar campaign had become.
According to the conservative news operation, a lot of bloggers out there represent themselves as unbiased, just reporting “the facts,” and very seldom do they disclose their true motivations.
Florida Conservative News investigated and discovered that Rumpf had lied (they called it “fibbing”) about being paid by the Hasner campaign to promote his lackluster effort.
Adam Hasner, one of five candidates for the GOP nomination for the US Senate, has been fluctuating wildly between 2 and 4% of the GOP vote.
Rumpf is a self-proclaimed blogger and supports Adam Hasner, as she stated on April 7, 2011 on Twitter and her personal blog.
Rumpf uses her forum to repeatedly make negative and untrue comments about other US Senate candidates, with a majority of her vitriol directed toward US Army Col. Mike McCalister and Crist appointee to the US Senate, Crist former Chief of Staff, George LeMieux. As the FCN states in their article, “Everyone has a right to comment about politics online, and we don’t fault Ms. Rumpf for sharing her opinions.” FCN points out that on August 25th, Rumpf reflecting on prior untrue attack posts stating that Col. Mike McCalister was tied to conservative anti-tax leader Doug Guetzloe and responding to Guetzloe and others that she was on the Hasner payroll, Rumpf stated: “I’m not on Hasner payroll.”
This was posted via Twitter and on her blog – shown here:
The Florida Conservative News states, “Boy, Ms. Rumpf must have a very short memory because her company, Caffeinated Campaigns, was paid $549 on August 24, 2011 — the day before her comments above — by the Adam Hasner campaign for “Fundraising Consulting.” Ms. Rumpf is the owner of Caffeinated Campaigns.
Hasner’s finance report to the Federal Elections Commission shows the payment to Rumpf:
The Florida Conservative News states: To sum up, Ms. Rumpf expressly fibbed about her relationship with the Hasner campaign. She stated on August 25th that she was not on the Hasner payroll, but had been paid $549 on August 24th, the day before. For that, she is one of our Biased Blog Award Winners.