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Tasker Bliss

Burger Mondays gets back into politics

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Burger Mondays, the dying downtown overpriced burger joint, is getting back into politics.  They're offering a "Thayne burger" to support Democrat Tim Thayne, and they're selling $40 meals to support Democrat Mara Grace. No gimmicks to help Republican candidates. 

It's interesting that a business and two Democrat campaigns would flaunt campaign finance laws, just for a little publicity.  If you recall, Burger Monday's ran a crooked hamburger contest during the 2013 Binghamton mayor's race.  They advertised a contest between Rich David and Terri Rennia, who both had a burger named after them.  With just a couple days left, they offered Rennia's supporters a big advantage to buy her burgers in bulk at a discount. No advantage was offered to Rich David or his supporters.  Rennia ended up winning, and got media attention where she claimed it was a sign she had more support in the election. 

Burger Mondays should stay out of politics.  Their fraudulent promotions and "contests" end up alienating many customers, and after their dishonestly gets exposed it does more to hurt their struggling business than help it. 

 

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If they name a burger after one candidate, they need to name one after all seven candidates. Otherwise it is a contribution to Thayne’s campaign. 
 

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