PLEASE DON'T VOTE FOR BERNIE DECASTRO !!!!
You guys should really do your homework before endorsing a candidate. Especially one with a background like DeCastro's. Over 10% of his non-profit's operating costs are his salary with an additional unreported (in his gross income to the IRS for the past 15 years) amount in excess of $40,000 for "home allowance". Take a look at the 990 for Time For Freedom, Inc. which is public record (http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990_pdf_archive/592/592771223/592771223_...) You will also find that in 1998, he was investigated for theft from his own mother's bank account by the Florida Health and Rehabilitative Services. Oh, and they also investigated him for abuse for failure to provide her with food while she was in his care. Another investigation and again, public record. For his first run for governor in 2006, he hired his campaign staff to work for Time For Freedom, Inc., his non-profit. A clear violation of IRS regulations concerning the use of a non-profit for political purposes. If you check the records on what happened with the funds from his first campaign you will find that after folding the campaign (in response to threats by his former campaign manager, Angie Boynton, to expose his numerous violations of election laws if he didn't pay her money he owed her), he pocketed the campaign funds. I won't even discuss the fact that his first campaign treasurer, Jimmy P, quit after finding that DeCastro was using the campaign funds as "petty cash" for personal use. Interestingly enough, when he started his first campaign he sold his Harley-Davidson motorcycle because he needed the funds and was nearly broke but less than a month later, after beginning his campaign, he paid over $16,000 for a brand new Harley-Davidson. Wonder where the money for that came from? Kind of an easy guess as you've already been given a clue. His politics and stances blow in whatever direction the money may be found and with this campaign just as in the last two, he will leave his supporters in the lurch with no explanation AND, as he has previously in every campaign, pocket the campaign funds. Don't you find it strange that he has very little support from his "home town" of Ocala? (Not in ANY of his campaigns) They know about his reputation. During his first campaign, they tore down his signs in Ocala. He couldn't get elected as dog catcher there. The majority of those who voted for him in his second campaign were people who didn't know him. Once more, public record. You guys need to spend more time doing an in-depth background check on DeCastro before you provide any endorsement for him. He isn't committed to anything but definitely can be considered self-serving and totally untrustworthy. A man who would steal from his own mother is not going to act in the best interests of the Florida voters. The term "pathetic loser" would be an apt description of DeCastro.
Sorry folks I changed my stance as this info became available.
We just have to look at other 3rd Party candidates.