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July 26, 2015 at 2:27 pm #826072
Yes, Diane, I’ve read it twice now that you’ve repeated it. I don’t see any mention of viable information sources such as online news, candidate websites, television, radio, or – once again – the WSB. Save for “due diligence” these are all far more in-depth resources than the ones you mention. If you think that junk mailers are a good way to reach voters, I’m not surprised that you also think yard signs are informational.
You do have a point on my quote about hating junk mailers, as I did use the word “hate”. However, your turn on it seemed to suggest something more sinister and generalized. As far as other mailers not reaching my neighborhood, I’m grateful – not angry – at their oversight, if that’s what it was.
And now – I’m done. It was not my intention to hijack Skeeter’s thread, nor do I see any point in arguing with someone so enamored with a political candidate that they cannot tolerate even the slightest criticism of them. My view is that candidates should and must be scrutinized and held accountable on multiple levels. If it doesn’t happen before the election, it sure as heck ain’t gonna happen afterward.July 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm #826073
I’m leaning towards Redmond, but am not sold yet. I’d love to get this thread back to Skeeter’s original intent too. The other thread about this (the main story with links to the videos) has been hijacked as well by anti-AirBnB discussion.
Tavel and Rushmer are my runner’s ups, although I think many of the candidates are strong. I’d love more input by more people.July 29, 2015 at 3:43 am #826074
A PAC supporting Shannon Braddock is running a spot on MSNBC pretty heavily. It’s a very slick, well-done piece of fluff and I can’t quite make out the name rattled off at the end, but it’s something like Seattle Chamber Rental or Retail PAC.July 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm #826075
I haven’t read much on the at-large candidates. Any opinions/input?July 30, 2015 at 7:00 am #826076July 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm #826077
I’ve always wondered if anybody even reads those political mailers. We have a huge recycling container right next to the mailboxes in my apartment building. I don’t even glance twice at one of them before tossing them in the bin. And from the looks of it, I’m not the only one.July 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm #826078
i thought the intention behind the district council member races was to put the people in a district in close contact with their representatives..
somehow.. i don’t think mailers or signs do that.July 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm #826079
I know at least Shannon Braddock and Lisa Herbold have been campaigning door-to-door.July 30, 2015 at 8:07 pm #826080
Brianna Thomas has been campaigning door-to-door for months. The Seattle Times even featured her doorbelling on the front page:July 30, 2015 at 8:18 pm #826081
Yes, Lisa Herbold has put in way over 100 hours since March going door to door talking to voters
Brianna Thomas and Chas Redmond have also put in many many hours going door to doorJuly 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm #826082
while some of you are still on this anti-mailer bandwagon; overnight, the NAIOP, “Trade association for developers, owners and investors in industrial, office and related commercial real estate” donated another $15,000 to Shannon Braddock’s campaignJuly 31, 2015 at 2:15 am #826083July 31, 2015 at 2:40 am #826084
she doesn’t use it directly; the PAC is paying, on Shannon’s behalf, for very expensive TV commercials that are playing on many local and cable stations; I’ve seen it twice on Bravo during ‘Flipping Out’ (a show about very expensive real estate)
this $15,000 is in addition to the $70,000 already pumped into Shannon’s campaign by big business, realtors, and landlordsJuly 31, 2015 at 5:05 am #826085July 31, 2015 at 5:46 am #826086
I saw one of Braddock’s slick commercials. There’s a reason we’re getting some of the old blood out, and doing the district thing, bringing in new blood, different voices, a different way of doing the CC thing. Her commercial made her seem part of the old way, as part of the old team….simply too slick to me. Besides, slick political commercials are passe, aren’t they? Arre people really swayed by them? Mute, mute, mute !July 31, 2015 at 1:14 pm #826087July 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm #826088
I rec’d a flyer for Lisa Herbold yesterday. She takes credit for some recent legislation such as the $15 min wage. Is she an incumbent?July 31, 2015 at 3:39 pm #826089
Before you all rush to paint Braddock as someone beholden to developers, you might want to ask her about the money and her priorities. I did and liked her answer.
And here’s a quote from the Seattle times:
“Braddock is more wary of independent spending on her behalf, calling it a distraction, though she was glad to see People for Shannon’s TV ad was “a positive piece.”
“I’m in a great position to win without outside help and the narrative painted now is that I’m an outsider, when in reality I’m a great district candidate,” she said.”
One good thing about this race is that we have a few solid candidates.July 31, 2015 at 4:20 pm #826090
No, Lisa Herbold is not an incumbent. She’s been an aide to retiring councilmember Nick Licata for 17 years. I’m not sure why she’s taking credit for the minimum wage.July 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm #826091July 31, 2015 at 8:10 pm #826092
please provide exact quote that you are referring to here skeeter; Lisa is not taking credit for the min wage
I have 4 of Lisa’s mailers and her hand-out flyer; I’ve read every word, several times to make sure; no mention of min wage
apparently there is another Lisa mailer coming out today that states; “for 17+ years, Lisa Herbold has helped pass progressive legislation, like paid sick and safe leave, and making developers pay their fair share.”
the quote on several of her flyers, from CM Nick Licata, “Lisa has been the engine driving much of the policy of which I am most proud”; so in fact, CM Nick Licata gives credit to Lisa for much of the progressive legislation that he has been able to vote on as the incumbentJuly 31, 2015 at 8:32 pm #826093
the Braddock tv ad is total fluff; says nothing specific about what she will do; the HUGE influx of money into her campaign from real estate developers, landlord, and rental housing lobby is not just a minor distraction; it is highly significant; in addition to the massive IE money paying for those tv ads (and btw, no other candidate for city council has tv ads; most candidates in D-1 can barely afford mailers); last night I looked through the list of individual donors to the Braddock campaign; the majority is from downtown developers and lawyers and reps for downtown developers; including Goodman real estate (the infamous landlord/developer that evicted the longterm elderly and disabled tenants from Lockhaven apts in Ballard); and the local landlord who economically evicted the longterm tenants from Linda Manor right here in West Seattle this year; watch the source of the money to see what you will get if Shannon is elected; as a lifelong renter on limited SS retirement income and have had several big rent increases in recent years, this influx of money from landlord/real estate/rental lobby to the Braddock campaign scares the hell out of meJuly 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm #826094
I know Chas Redmond personally and have seen how much work he has put in to make the Alki Arts Fair and Morgan Junction Street Fair successful – all unpaid. I can’t vote (not a citizen), but I would ask anyone to have a closer look and consider him for the seat.
He really is smart, energetic, honest and level-headed. My 2 cents worth. :)July 31, 2015 at 9:05 pm #826095July 31, 2015 at 9:10 pm #826096
Sorry I already recycled the flyer. But I can tell you this:
The flyer was received at my house yesterday in the mail.
I *think* it contains the wording you used in your third paragraph “for 17+ years…”
When I read that text it sounded to me like she was responsible for passing legislation. I think the phrase “Lisa Herbold has helped pass progressive legislation” is a bit misleading.
But I suppose one could make the argument that anyone who even *voted* for Nick Licata helped pass progressive legislation.
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