A congressional candidate in Florida is getting a boost from a super political action committee with one donor, which happens to be his dad.
But there’s a twist.
Gabriel Rothblatt’s father, Martine, used to be Martin Rothblatt before undergoing gender reassignment surgery. She — Martine — founded Sirius Satellite Radio and a Maryland-based biotech company that paid her $38 million in compensation last year, according to Forbes.
Martine Rothblatt was rated the second-highest compensated executive in the Washington, D.C., region in 2007, according to the Washington Post.
The 8th Congressional District, in which Rothblatt is running, includes Kennedy Space Center.
Such vast, available resources, coupled with elite connections, could go a long way toward unseating the incumbent Republican with little outside name recognition, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey.
Interestingly, Rothblatt’s super PAC is called SpacePAC.
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By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
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