Without any editorial commentary, meet Peter Schorsch, Squirrel Poop’s consultant…
Okay, I can’t resist just one comment. Peter is fond of calling and e-mailing me and posting to my blog making threats and making insuations about my clients and would-be clients, and questioning who my clients are. Okay Peter, you win. But I’ll take my meager client record over your criminal record ANY day.
Now go crawl back under your rock.
Meet Peter (news headlines, article briefs, and links to full article):
Trying to rebuild his reputation
SEPTEMBER 09, 2007
Off probation for grand theft, Peter Schorsch, 31, of St. Petersburg, has a new company called Rogue Political Consulting, and he hopes candidates throughout Pinellas will hire him to run their campaigns, starting with St. Petersburg’s municipal elections.
Full article: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/trying-rebuild-his-reputation
Peter Schorsch aligns with Jamie Bennett mayoral campaign
ST. PETERSBURG– City Council member Jamie Bennett has a reputation for being Mr. Nice Guy, so his decision to turn his mayoral campaign over to some of Tampa Bay’s political bad boys has launched plenty of talk.
His campaign manager is Barry Edwards, who was convicted of stealing computer equipment from legislative offices. Barclay Harless, a former University of South Florida student body president who resigned after being investigated for on-campus drinking, also recently joined his staff.
And here’s the latest: Peter Schorsch, a former rising star whose short career as a campaign consultant ended when he was convicted of grand theft, has signed on as a volunteer.
Life of a great political mind unravels
Peter Schorsch, once a sought after player in the Tampa Bay political scene now faces criminal charges, which follow a troubled, “irresponsible’ personal life.
By CARRIE JOHNSON Published December 3, 2005
ST. PETERSBURG – At 29, Peter Schorsch was already a major player in the Tampa Bay political scene.
University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus calls him one of the brightest students she’s ever had.
After working for a high-profile Republican consulting firm, Schorsch launched his own company, which drew clients throughout the region. His work won national awards. He created a blog that received more than 3,000 hits a day and was widely read in local political circles.
But behind the impressive resume was a young man with big problems.
Schorsch has been chased by creditors and the IRS. His car has been repossessed and he’s been evicted from an apartment. Police have busted him multiple times for driving with a suspended license.
For years, he was able to hide that side of his life. But no longer.
Record cleared, consultant’s back
A campaign consultant once banned from working in politics returns with a clean slate.
By JOSE CARDENAS, Times Staff Writer
Published September 9, 2007
Once a rising star in Tampa Bay area politics, Peter Schorsch appeared to be finished as a campaign consultant this spring.
In March, Schorsch pleaded no contest to two counts of grand theft and one count of scheming to defraud two candidates and the Greater Tarpon Springs Democratic Club.
Sentenced to house arrest, probation, community service and restitution, Schorsch was banned from working in politics while on probation. Soon he was accused of violating that, too.
And then there’s this gem of a quote from Schorsch: “The libelous, offensive comments that are posted by anonymous writers are so hurtful that I would be lying if I said they did not effect me,” Schorsch wrote. “There are also several p—– on there who do nothing but re-post my mugshot from when I am was in trouble. And there are the douchebags, like Jim Donelon, on there who do nothing but tear everyone down. And that’s his and their right, but I would never sit next to them at a bar. I would never have them over to my house. They’re losers. They’re dorks. I would beat the s— out of them, in a heartbeat, if there were no repercussions. I don’t want to be associated with anonymous dorks.”