File under: we told you so (or sort of hinted
at it, anyway).
Lionel Sosa has apparently left MATT.org, his feel-good non-profit
dedicated to building a stronger relationship between Mexico and the
U.S. (and modulating the xenophobic, bad-for-business anti-immigration
rhetoric) , to work for Senator John McCain's presidential campaign.
contributor Joe Solis speculated last month that MATT.org would
essentially function as a 527 PAC for McCain on the immigration issue
in particular -- the Republican handling of which is widely perceived
to be driving the Mexican-American electorate ever deeper into
Obama/Hillary territory. Especially troubling, he wrote, is the
$25-million single-source donation the organization claims to have
bagged. We're awaiting a return phone call from MATT.org because we'd
sure like to see the 501c3's 990. And to confirm that Sosa's absence
from the website's board of directors means he's no longer officially
with the organization.
Sosa is serving as "an advisor to the campaign, working on Hispanic
outreach, and also advising on media," said McCain Director of Regional
Communications Jeff Sadosky.