The HDCC Emails

HDCC payment records
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:25 PM
From: "J.D. Toye" <>


Thank you for getting back in touch. I must admit that I am disappointed that you did not furnish either a receipt
showing that the HDCC paid to receive the nominating petitions of the two Republican candidates in the last
primary election or instructions on how I can obtain that documentation from the HDCC financial records.

After you and I spoke on 7Jun12 and you said that the state had destroyed the records of requests for candidate
nominating petitions, I confirmed that fact with three people there. I do not recall the first person's name. From
memory (I'm away from my notes) I recall next speaking with a lady named Brenda for a bit, before being
transferred to Adam.

No offense, Ethan, but with whom I spoke at the state that day or any other day since February is really beside
the point. The issue is not that the state destroyed its records or if Adam recalls that he confirmed to me that
there was no separate log of payment records before he said that he could get fired for talking to me and quickly
transferred me to a media info line.

I have no reason whatsoever to doubt the authenticity of a copy published on 24Feb12 of a request from a local
blog, Not Enough Said, to the state to obtain copies of all review/copy request forms for those who requested the
Republicans' candidate nominating petitions for the primary election in the 51st District.

Nor do I have any doubt as to the authenticity of the copies of the 3 different review/copy request forms that the
blog received in response from the state and published on 9Mar12.

If you have not read the NES blog, I refer you to these two links.
This first link contains a copy of NES's request
to the state to obtain all review/copy forms of anyone obtaining the candidate nominating petitions for Tim's
original 2 Republican challengers.

This second link contains the response from the state with three copies that NES published on 9Mar12. One
shows that Tim signed for copies on 21Feb12 and none shows that the HDCC requested those forms. Tim's
request form is not marked up with clerk notes as the others are, with methods of payments, delivery addresses,
etc., but does bear a signature.

As I said on the phone to you five days ago, NES requested those copies two days after Tim's lawyer signed and
dated the private citizen petitions and two days after a constable served Gary Gearing his packet, informing him
that his place on the ballot was being challenged.

While nobody can hold the HDCC responsible if the state lost or didn't file the HDCC's request for the nominating
petitions, the HDCC should be able to provide proof of payment from its own financial records if HDCC paid for
the nominating petitions.

I remind you, Ethan, that Tim's local pal initiated contact with me to reach you so that you could help support
and corroborate Tim's statement on talk radio that his lawyer did not have to sign for the Republicans' nominating
petitions. -- which, in turn, could help support Tim's earlier statement to the local paper that he had nothing to do
with trying to get the Republicans removed from the ballot.

If you have it, please be so kind to forward me proof of HDCC's payment to the state for the nominating petitions
of Gary Gearing and Michael Cavanagh. Please feel free to let me know if there is any cost involved. I eagerly
await your reply.


Julie Toye


Petition Copy Request
2 messages
Ethan Smith <>  Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Who are you talking to at DoS that is telling you who requested copies? We've talked to 3 different staffers there
and all say that the DoS does not retain records.


Ethan Smith
Executive Director
House Democratic Campaign Committee
1 message
Ethan Smith <>  Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM
I will get back to you today on this.

Ethan Smith
Executive Director
House Democratic Campaign Committee

Tim Mahoney
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:35 PM
"J.D. Toye" <>

Ethan Smith,

Please relay information on how I can obtain a paid receipt or access your organization's financial records to
prove thaat the HDCC paid to obtain the candidate nominating petitions four months ago for candidates Gary
Gearing and Michael Cavanagh.

When we spoke four days ago, you said that this information is easy to find, but I am unsure how to obtain it.
Online searches were unsuccessful.

Please feel free to contact me by phone at (deleted) or reply to this email at with that

Thank you,

Julie Toye, Editor