The Republican who’s challenging state Rep. Jamie Grant for his House District 64 seat lives in a $500,000 home but applied for food stamps, according to recent tweets.
The account known as Enforce Current Laws (@FirstWivesFirst) revealed the information.
For his part, Terry Power said he had been blocked by the same account.
“If it’s anything related to my ex-wife re-opening my divorce two days after I filed for the Florida House, I’ll be litigating the matter in court, not in the media,” Power told one of our reporters.
— Enforce Current Laws (@firstwivesfirst) August 12, 2018
Candidate for HD 64 was denied food stamps b/c his income was too high. This income looks pretty low for a successful small business owner. @BillMickLIVE @PeterSchorschFL @bgabordi @fineout pic.twitter.com/PyXeKqj3dV
— Enforce Current Laws (@firstwivesfirst) August 9, 2018
Other tweets questioned his finances.
— Enforce Current Laws (@firstwivesfirst) August 10, 2018
HD64 candidate’s biggest donor to his campaign is HD64 candidate: $74,000. on a monthly gross salary of $1,200 🤔 @BillMickLIVE @PeterSchorschFL @bgabordi @adamsmithtimes pic.twitter.com/5SrwvkibN5
— Enforce Current Laws (@firstwivesfirst) August 11, 2018
We previously reported that Power owes nearly $88,000 in alimony. A document in the case from Pinellas County shows a “payoff amount” of $87,904. It also lists a “balance due” of only $4,668.
In a previous statement to Florida Politics, however, Power says he doesn’t legally owe any of that money: “I am 100 percent current on all of my court-ordered alimony obligations.”
Power, an Oldsmar retirement plan consultant, is challenging Grant in the Republican primary for the seat, which covers northwest Hillsborough County and a slice of eastern Pinellas County. The area leans heavily Republican.
The primary is Aug. 28; the general election is Nov. 6.
Updated 9 p.m. — Power’s ex-wife has moved for contempt proceedings against him, according to court documents filed last month and provided to Florida Politics.
Warning: The documents are uncensored and contain strong language.