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Kabot: Throne-Holst Contributions Violated New York State Election Law

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Rohma Abbas   Oct 14, 2011 5:24 PM
Oct 18, 2011 5:13 PM

Election season heated up a bit on Friday as former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot, who has waged a write-in campaign to get her old seat back, alleged that current Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst accepted campaign contributions that exceeded legal limits dictated by New York State Election Law this year and in 2009.

In a letter addressed to Ms. Throne-Holst, Ms. Kabot, a Republican, charged that the supervisor’s campaign fund, Anna Throne-Holst for Supervisor, appears to be in violation of the election law for accepting “over-the-limit” contributions from a number of entities. The total overages amount to $10,118.95.

“I urge you to immediately take corrective action so as to comply with the law,” Ms. Kabot said in the letter. “I strongly feel it is dishonest to retain this overage in your campaign fund and expend such unlawful monies to further your re-election.”

The maximum a corporation or individual can donate this year, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections Contribution Limit Index, is $1,880.05. Some of Ms. Throne-Holst’s top contributions this year are $5,000, $2,000 and $1,890. So far, Ms. Throne-Holst has raised $49,610 in campaign contributions since the beginning of this year. She has spent $37,633, leaving a balance of about $11,977.

On Friday afternoon, Ms. Throne-Holst said she hadn’t had the opportunity to look over the letter. She also said that if there’s a mistake, she would correct it.

“I’ll look it over,” she said. “Obviously, if there’s an error, I’ll correct it right away.”

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And so it begins... battle of the ....
By SHTownHB (44), Hampton Bays on Oct 14, 11 8:30 PM
Well, if you choose to do battle...

Have the honor to fight fairly.
By Mr. Z (6065), North Sea on Oct 14, 11 11:05 PM
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ATH ONCE A LIAR ALWAYS A LIAR!!!!!!
By J. Totta (66), Sag Harbor on Oct 15, 11 11:39 AM
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Keep her in check Linda and don't let up on the pressure you apply to her! She's using your ideas and budget and claiming those things as her own! Fraud!
By sayitaintsojoe (100), Westhampton on Oct 15, 11 12:22 PM
I have never been so proud of any elected official as I am now of Linda Kabot. I knew her as an honest, hard working Secretary to Vince and then on and upward she went to earn her place at the top with hard work, intelligence and perseverance. She would not compromise her principals for anyone and that is why they had to take her down.

The rest is history! Though it is not your style to take 'um down, you now know you have to bring to the public the information that they need to make ...more
By maggie (15), East Quogue on Oct 15, 11 1:09 PM
Get over yourself, Kabot. You were rejected by the voters and now you are just po'd because ATH did what you could not. You are a vindictive child. Pathetic.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Oct 15, 11 1:46 PM
Local campaigns are so small that a contribution over the limit would have been noticed immediately... that raises the question: Why did ATH accept several of them?
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Oct 15, 11 2:47 PM

It is difficult to find people who have worked closely with Linda who did not appreciate her hard work, dedication, fairness, and her consideration for what is right.

On the other hand, taking with those who have worked closly with ATH reveals many people repelled by her self seeking opportunism, deceit,
narcissistic underhandedness and outright untrustworthiness.

I know many are nodding their heads and laughing as they read this. C'est la vie. If not caught red-handed, ...more
By Obbservant (317), southampton on Oct 16, 11 1:04 AM
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obbservant
you are right on with your comments Anna plays dirty and she is a liar. Anyone who knows Linda knows what an honest person she is and hard working.
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 16, 11 7:12 PM
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Linda you need to put up some campaign signs. Dust off some of your old signs and get them up. Get some ads going on WLNG let the public know how dishonest Anna is.
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 16, 11 7:32 PM
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NO CAMPAIGN SIGNS!!!

The people have repeatedly spoken that they detest the posting of campaign signs and the childish "capture the flag" type games played by the political "insiders". Instead of hanging their political hats (whether red or blue) on a politically engineered loophole in our sign ordinances, competent candidates would respect the wishes of the people and forego this archaic exercise and spend their money elsewhere.
By VOS (589), WHB on Oct 16, 11 10:33 PM
Y'know, as I read the editorial by Bill Jones in the Independent this week about restoring the "former America", this news popped into my head.

What happened to that concerted effort? What happened to that "American Spirit"?

Now, Bill and I disagree on many things, mostly God, but not faith. The notion of "self service" has overtaken our society. It seems as if it is becoming more, and more difficult to find a "public servant" any longer.

I don't care what kind of flack ...more
By Mr. Z (6065), North Sea on Oct 17, 11 6:06 PM
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By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Oct 18, 11 8:12 PM
Linda gets my vote too!
By Woohampton (34), Westhampton Beach on Oct 19, 11 6:44 AM
Linda the nasty stuff has started, listen to Anna's latest campaign ad on the radio. She blames the past elected official for everything. Taking credit for your hard work and your budget in 2009. Don't your remember her radio ad's in 2009, she used alot of what was in your budget against you. Now she is trying to make it her own. She is such a DISHONEST PERSON.

You must get into the GUTTER with this woman even though that may not be you style. She plays dirty and always has, she is a ...more
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 19, 11 11:32 AM
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Reg Rep, you are absolutely correct. She and her braintrust (is that an oxymoron?) are counting on uninformed people to hear and see the message repeatedly and not know the truth. It is Goebbel's MEIN KAMPH NAZI strategy that if you repeat propaganda lies over and over and over, it may be perceived as the truth. Unfortunately for the Germans, they found out the truth too late. Hopefully Southampton finds out in time.

But I've heard that most people in the know on her team know the ...more
By Obbservant (317), southampton on Oct 19, 11 12:21 PM
when down in the grass with snakes you MUST go to their level. Linda will win this race simply because she is the better candidate and ATH is a puppet of darling Fred Thiele who is getting a lot of mileage on endorsing candidates this year especiallty siine his term coming up. By the way he sponsored a bill to stop cell phone usage but severl months ago he ran me off the road on Mitchell Lane while he was talkling on his cell phone which I could easily observe from my car as I was going up on ...more
By xtiego (293), bridgehampton on Oct 19, 11 6:11 PM
Mud slinging at it's worst, or best, depending how you look at it.
By concerned citizen (41), Hampton Bays on Oct 19, 11 10:21 PM
Linda do you remember some of Anna's promises in the 2009 campaign.
She said, she only would need 1.5 people in her office. Does she have 1.5 people in her office?
Do you remember at first she was not in favor of privayizing the shelter, and later wanted to give 1 year severance pay to employees laid off? She really does not care about the tax payers, she is not even a home owner, she rents.
She also ran on being a consensus builder and bringing parties to the table.
As supervisor ...more
Oct 20, 11 11:59 AM appended by reg rep
Some typo's/spelling Corrections Privatizing and Aisle
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 20, 11 11:59 AM
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"She really does not care about the tax payers, she is not even a home owner she rents."

So you think that means she doesn't pay taxes? Ridiculous! Renters pay taxes through their landlords, they just don't get the tax deductions for doing so. Or are you of the opinion that landlords don't calculate the cost of real estate taxes in determining rental rates? What a fool!
By VOS (589), WHB on Oct 21, 11 12:27 AM
Not being a property owner Anna has no vested interest in this town. If you think for one minute that she really cares about SH it is you who is a fool. All Anna cares about is Anna.
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 25, 11 9:58 PM
"All Anna cares about is Anna."

Without debating the merit of your statement I suppose you think this somehow makes her different than your candidate? I didn't realize we had gone back in time to the aristocratic notion that only the landed gentry should have an interest in their community. What a disgusting elitist attitude! Will this be a new plank in the party platform you espouse?
By VOS (589), WHB on Oct 25, 11 11:16 PM
If you look at the vast number of whacko wingnuts supporting Kabot you get a good idea of just what type of a candidate she is and how much she has in common with her clueless, bitter, and childish supporters! LOVE IT!

Reg Rep, your hatred for ATH is actually frightening - you need to be put on a freaking watchlist! HAH!
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Oct 20, 11 12:17 PM
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Razza, instead of your empty and flippant comments with no substance, how about engaging us in a point by point debate on our
solid and documented points. I especially love it when you try to emphasize the brilliance of your poits by a very definitive HAH!

Let's go Teabagger, show us what you've got.
By Obbservant (317), southampton on Oct 20, 11 9:43 PM
You are absolutely right on, Razza. I would never have voted for throne-holst before Kabot jumped in. I visit these boards infrequently because they are over run by right wing zealots and it is certainly no surprise that they support this failed former supervisor. I wish there were another choice - a progressive choice - but I am quite certain Anna will beat Linda and that will have to suffice for now.
By witch hazel (185), tatooine on Oct 20, 11 9:55 PM
LOL razza so you do not dispute my comments that ATH is a liar, has made empty promises and lacks experience to run this town. All the things listed above a true. I think it is you who is clueless and blind, it has nothing to do with being bitter, its just be truthful.
Your thing is that anyone who does not support Anna is a wingnut.
What is frigtening is that you will support Anna even though she is all about special interests and her own agenda.
In Anna's budget is she or is she ...more
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 20, 11 12:37 PM
to razza5351:

Quote:

"If you look at the vast number of whacko wingnuts supporting Kabot you get a good idea of just what type of a candidate she is and how much she has in common with her clueless, bitter, and childish supporters! LOVE IT!"

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
By highhatsize (2048), East Quogue on Oct 20, 11 12:38 PM
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Your are!
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Oct 20, 11 12:53 PM
hey razza,

How about blogging under your real name, is it because you are afraid of the truth.
The FACTS DON"T LIE. Alex Gregor said it perfectly " Anna Throne Holst is a CHARLATAN. LOOK UP THE DEFINITION!!!!
MY NAME IS LANCE KABOT AND I DO BLOG UNDER MY REAL NAME. STAY TUNED EVERYONE.
By lancek (3), quogue on Oct 21, 11 3:21 PM
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Mr Kabot, you should be embarrassed to post such puerile drivel under your rel name. You are as pathetic as your wife, or whatever relation Ms Kabot is to you. Pathetic.
By witch hazel (185), tatooine on Oct 24, 11 7:25 AM
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Could not agree, more, witch hazel. This man is as pathetic as his namesake with their childish insults, capital letters and overuse of exclamation marks!!!! Why don't you call upon your fellow wingnuts to use their real names, you whining hypocrite.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Oct 24, 11 9:44 AM
Hey lance, you are a child. STAY TUNED!
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Oct 24, 11 7:18 PM
hey witch,

A suggestion for you tell us why lance is pathetic. Read the news Gregor called throne holst a charlatan in the paper, a fellow independant. Lance is just stating the fact. Throne Holst is a real class act, always putting herself first. As a Democrat I am totally ashamed of the committees choice to pick Anna Throne Holst, Ask Sally and Bridget what they think of her. Honestly I think you owe lance an apology, I am sure he knows quite a bit. And just to let you know I ...more
By lbrand (7), hampton bays on Oct 24, 11 8:24 PM
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Who' the child here??? Another blogger behind an alias. Lance tell Linda I am voting for her, and many of my democratic and independent friends are voting for her as well. I hope she wins this election with a write in. How sad for Anna with 3 lines if she loses. Just watch your back because Anna is used to getting what she wants and plays dirty.
By lbrand (7), hampton bays on Oct 24, 11 8:33 PM
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lbrand, your hypocrisy is stunning. You sound like every other wingnut on this site. Two things: 1) where did I say I support Throne-Holst 2) It is OK for you to complain but not me? Why don't you run? What a stupid comment. I think you owe me an apology. Lance Kabot is a child, you are no better
By witch hazel (185), tatooine on Oct 25, 11 1:01 PM
you tell him hank LOL
By lbrand (7), hampton bays on Oct 25, 11 5:34 PM
go Lance!!!!!!
By xtiego (293), bridgehampton on Oct 21, 11 5:02 PM
Hey Lance you are correct the fact don't lie but Anna Throne-Holst does.
Not only does she lie but she is unethical, dishonest and had used people on the town board in ways we can't talk about on this blog.

I'm still waiting for razza to reply, if Anna's budget looks anything like Linda's budget.
Get those radio and newspaper ads going and put up some signs.

My whole family is voting for Linda, Good Luck to her. I want to see her kick Anna's butt. I can't thing of anyone ...more
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 21, 11 8:02 PM
Hey, reg rep, your buddy lance wants real names. Why are you hiding behind an alias. Heed his call. Reveal yourself, or do you use an alias "because you are afraid of the truth?" as good old lance says.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Oct 24, 11 9:46 AM
Razza

HAHAHAHAHAHA & still laughing.
Bye for now
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 24, 11 10:56 AM
OK reg rep, it is obvious you do not like Anna and you may have some very good reasons but you lose credibility by saying things like “Not only does she lie but she is unethical, dishonest and had used people on the town board in ways we can't talk about on this blog”. . If you can’t talk about it, then don’t. Give us the facts or understand that your innuendo will be taken with a grain of salt.
By gusbeme (33), southampton on Oct 23, 11 9:31 AM
Come on everyone knows that she had a romantic thing with a single town board member a couple of years ago. He was the one she voted yes to appoint to the town board. I would say thats unethical.
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 24, 11 12:04 AM
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Why all the circumspection? You mean Dan Russo, whom ATH ate for lunch and whose political career was subsequently destroyed? Standard cougar antics. What I find hilarious are her aspirations to European refinement, as well as the bizarre intimation, made in the equally hilarious Southampton Project, that she is kinda sorta an aristocrat. Unfortunately, draping a sweater around your shoulders does not magically transform you into the Marquise de Merteuil, and doing backroom deals with anybody ...more
By rabblerouser (35), Hampton Bays on Oct 25, 11 10:14 AM
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By lbrand (7), hampton bays on Oct 25, 11 5:44 PM
rabblerouser you are correct on all points. His political career was over especially when it came to light that Russo donated money to Anna's campaign that he raised with the republicans. I believe he donated $1800 to Anna and I think $5000 to the democrate party in SH. Your average voter does not know what a disgrace Anna is. She is unethical, dishonest and a liar.
In the last election didn't she have a radio ad about NOT getting a phone call about Kabot's arrest? I thought she did does anyone ...more
By reg rep (397), Southampton on Oct 25, 11 8:57 PM

Rabblerouser, I love your incisive wit that just zeroes in on the truth behind all the Anna pretenions. Precious. She is in dire need of candor and integrity. She's hard wired differently, and if she believes she can get ahead by a nefarious deal that she can keep under wraps, she'll do it. But you know, Southampton is a very small town and everyone finds out.;and that deal she did at Scott Horowitz' house in a Republican event to jettison Bridget Fleming from the Independence line to put Scalera ...more
By Obbservant (317), southampton on Oct 25, 11 11:54 AM
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Only a few days left to what I hope will be an epochal Town Council meeting.

Will the topics herein raised be allowed exposure in a public forum?

Will the proposal to retire some stupendously overpaid, overstaying cops survive the meeting?

If so, will PBA cops as well as SOA cops face retirement despite the Council's historic patronage of the former?

Will the STPD uniformed cops achieve a hat trick by appearing again as a uniformed mob to impose their will?

We ...more
By highhatsize (2048), East Quogue on Oct 25, 11 1:15 PM
Appearing in uniform will hardly create a "peaceable assembly", but, as always, I could be wrong...
By Mr. Z (6065), North Sea on Oct 25, 11 3:17 PM
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