Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blogger has not been telling me about comments!

You guys, I promise I have not ignored your comments intentionally! Blogger has not been emailing me about comments. I usually write a bunch of posts all at once and then stay away for a week or two, checking comments on hotmail.

I don't know what's going on that blogger has decided to start keeping secrets from me.

While I try to fix that, tell me what this is.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: The Challenger posts repeatedly about The Senate Candidate Who Is Also A Woman

Remember the woman who wanted to challenge Primo in the primary - the one from last fall - and Primo convinced her to run for the state upper house instead, as there was not (and is still not) a declared party candidate for that seat?

Primo has invited her to every event he has hosted, has introduced her, and has given her a platform to speak. He has included her on his facebook page and mentions her repeatedly. He has helped her with campaigning.

UHW has refused to endorse Primo. I get it. I don't like it, but I get it. If both UHW and Challenger were to win in November, they would have to work together. UHW needs to remain neutral so she can have good working relationships in the possible future.

But I don't like it.

The Challenger keeps mentioning Upper House Woman on her campaign page. Challenger speaks as if she and UHW are a team.

Me: Does UHW know about this? Has she endorsed Challenger?

Primo: I don't think so. I don't think she has endorsed Challenger.

Me: Then she needs to shut this down.

Primo: I have asked her. She says she just has to stay out of it.

Me: But Challenger is making it look like UHW is on her side! By doing nothing, UHW is letting it seem like she and Challenger are running together!

Primo: I know. But UHW won't do anything.

Me: This is so wrong.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: A big developer supporter tweets in support of The Challenger

The facts:

1. Primo has been heavily involved in state-level party politics for eight years.

2. The Challenger has not, to Primo's knowledge, ever attended a single party event in the district, in this county, or in the next county. (The district spans two counties.) Which is fine. There are no rules about who can run for office. OK, there are, but having attended events is not one of them.

3. The Big Developer Supporter is very active in state-level politics. His boss is very active. His boss spent a lot of money - $700K* - in the most recent election cycle trying to ensure development-friendly candidates were elected and, more importantly, development-unfriendly candidates were defeated.

4. Big Developer Boss has met Primo. They Do Not Agree on development.

5. There do not appear to be any intersections between BDS and BDSB and The Challenger.

Yet -

When The Challenger got a puff piece about her candidacy (more power to her - she is an excellent marketer) put in the paper, BDS tweeted it, along with a note that "Challenger is one of many bright new candidates!"

We have questions. How does BDS even know who Challenger IS? And why does he support her? BDS has been in our house for an event Primo hosted for another candidate. He knows Primo. He knows where Primo stands.

I guess he does not agree with Primo.

* When you inherit money, I guess it's like water. It seems free.