Thanks for your thoughtful post. It was well reasoned.
Boz is an intelligent, friendly, and honest young man. However, ambition may have gotten the best of him here because he owns this situation. He sought SEANC's endorsement in writing, was okay with them violating their own rules, to make the endorsement, and has their top IE political operative as his chief strategist. He was aware of Lorrin speaking out against SEANC's Pay Day purchasing program that is a predatory lending scheme when he sought the endorsement. Last year SEANC made $280K off this program. Essentially, they are spending money made off the desperation of their members to fund this effort in support of Boz, and it is not really believable he didn't know they were going to spend money on his behalf.
He has had over a week to disavow it, but instead has denied responsibility, then last night, after apologizing to a reporter, basically defended and repeated the attack in an e-mail.
This is not a legislative race, but the DA. You are absolutely correct when you wrote, 'The Office of the District Attorney should be independent of special interest groups. The office should not be for sale.' When it comes to the public trust, perception matters. Unfortunately, in perhaps a bit of immaturity, he has allowed himself to be too closely connected with SEANC, undermining his ability to fill this role.
Full disclosure, I work for Lorrin. I like Boz, but here he has made a mistake.
Mr. Franklin, As a new sustaining fund co-chair, how much money did you raise in the last month?
Was it more than Ms. Szlosberg-Landis? Which old pols are you referring to. I recall winning an election out your way once. We lost that seat after I had moved on. Was it your fault then?
Not sure why you continue to defend Mr. Parker. He either covered up sexual harassment or exhibited the worst political judgment in the history of the Party. He compounded that by placing himself above the good of the Party, then lying to everyone from our Gubernatorial nominee, to SEC members to the DNC by orchestrating that farce of a meeting. No one attacked Mr. Parker before or during that meeting because we made the mistake of believing him, and for good of the party, let him try to save face. Instead what we got was orchestrated false attacks from people like you and Mr. Telesca on our elected officials, as well as on Sallie Leslie who did nothing but serve the Party honorably for 18 years.
You can attack Nina, but she has done far more to elect democrats than you, Mr. Voller, and the rest of your 'cabal' have combined. She won overwhelmingly in January against the incumbent, (whom Mr. Voller put back on Executive Council despite her overwhelming defeat) while Mr. Voller won by just 11 votes against a man who said he did not want the job and was not there. Instead of realizing he won a narrow election and that being Party Chair does not make you important, just gives you a chance to make Party important, Mr. Voller and his supporters have continued to attack and bully to try and consolidate power (that does not exist), rather than reaching out and actually unifying the Party.
I would suggest that instead of attacking anyone who raises questions, you guys take Nina's resignation as a wake up call, because quickly you not going to be able to even pay for Mr. Voller's legal expenses, much less keep the doors of the Goodwin House open.
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