Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Brown Len opens mouth and inserts foot


Mayoral hopeful, Brown Len, who is a Labour Party member, a friend of Dick Hubbard (who is a good friend of Helen Clark), and undoubtedly is soon to be backed by Rod Oram, has opined on spending limits for the Auckland mayoral race.
Auckland's super mayoral race could be bought by a wealthy candidate unless the campaign spending limit is cut back, Manukau Mayor Len Brown claims.

Mayoral candidates will next year be allowed to spend $580,000 and Brown wants this cut back to as little as $150,000.
I agree. The limit should be $150,000.00 and should commence tomorrow. Why?

Because the hypocritical mayoral aspirant has already splurged big time, and intends to spend even bigger time.
Manukau Mayor Len Brown has predicted he will spend about $1 million in a Barack Obama-style race to be mayor of the Auckland Supercity - but he does not think his campaign will be the most expensive.

Brown has already spent between $150,000 and $200,000, according to his rival, Auckland Mayor John Banks - but Brown has dismissed this as at least $100,000 too high.
Is Conor Roberts responsible for this bout of hypocrisy? Or is Brown Len just making stuff up as he goes along?

Whatever is the answer, it doesn’t bode well for Aucklanders.

7 comments:

Barnsley Bill said...

He is broke. That is all this is about. labour cannot hand out baubles and favours anymore so their fundraising is fucked.

Gooner said...

Broke? A few weeks ago he was spurting out how he was going to spend a million bucks.

Johnboy said...

I never realised that poor old Dick Hubbard knew anyone stupid enough to be his friend.

The Veteran said...

So Len Brown is being backed by ...

Dick Hubbard
Mike Williams
Paul Holmes
Sue Bradford
Judith Tizard
The Labour Party

loosers all

stephen said...

What the fuck are you talking about?

Brown wants this cut back to as little as $150,000.
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Brown has already spent between $150,000 and $200,000, according to his rival, Auckland Mayor John Banks - but Brown has dismissed this as at least $100,000 too high.

So, he's spent between $50 and $100k, has the documentation to show this (he has to have, he's got no choice), and wants the limit set to $150k, (presumably) to take effect retrospectively.

Leaving him $50k to spend.

What's your point?

Anonymous said...

Ah Stephen, the spending limits count from within three months to the election....

stephen said...

Ah ok. Thanks for correcting my error. I take it back. Tho' to be honest, I don't really care about Len.. just as long as there's some limit in place.