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Re: “Cole-McFadden Survives Durham Council Primary, Moffitt Does Not

Cora landed the endorsements of the Durham Committee (DC) and the Friends (FD) for 10,400 votes.
Huggins with the DC endorsement and Moffitt with the FD combined for 11,400.
Ali also had both DC and FD but came up about 3-4000 votes short at 7400 votes.
And Freelon scored 4000 votes. Possible that many of his votes were peeled from the DC turnout at Ali's expense. IOW if Freelon hadn't run Ali's total might have been comparable to Cora's and Huggins/Moffitt's combined total of about 11,000-ish.

Posted by Frank Hyman on 10/15/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Durham's Next Mayor Will Be Steve Schewel or Farad Ali

Cora landed the endorsements of the Durham Committee (DC) and the Friends (FD) for 10,400 votes.
Huggins with the DC endorsement and Moffitt with the FD combined for 11,400.
Ali also had both DC and FD but came up about 3-4000 votes short at 7400 votes.
And Freelon scored 4000 votes. Possible that many of his votes were peeled from the DC turnout at Ali's expense. IOW if Freelon hadn't run Ali's total might have been comparable to Cora's and Huggins/Moffitt's combined total of about 11,000-ish.

Posted by Frank Hyman on 10/15/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Mark-Anthony Middleton for Durham City Council Ward 2

In Rooks' PA questionnaire he refuses to share which president, governor or US senate candidates he supported in 2012, 2014 or 2016. Other candidates had no trouble with this question. Further he says he wouldn't vote to raise taxes to pay for park improvements, doesn't think rail is important now for Durham and doesn't take sides on recent rezoning cases when asked to do so. Those do not qualify as progressive stances.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/20/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

Wow, Hughes4durham sounds a lot like.....Donald Hughes, aka Jackie Wagstaff's son. Here's what the Indy said about Donald Hughes (and his mom) when they endorsed Sendolo Diaminah over DH for school board: "Donald Hughes has run several times for various Durham offices, including school board in 2010 and city council in 2009 and 2011. His mother, Jackie Wagstaff, is a former (and controversial) school board member and chairwoman of the Durham committee; Hughes received the committee's endorsement." As you might guess, the PA also endorsed SD over DH, partly because DH is one of the most hostile and antagonistic people I've ever, ever met in politics. Which is saying a lot. And in H4D/DH's screed he strangely blames progressives for the condition of people of color as if the right-wing Reaganism, etc. had nothing to do with it. You read it here Indy readers. From the son of the woman who orchestrated a packed meeting to get an endorsement for John Rooks that most active PA members opposed. The pieces are starting to come together. Wow Donald. You are amazing.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/11/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

@ktwebb2, your comment indicates you don't understand what that term means. Sharing Rooks' answers on a questionnaire and sharing why PA didn't endorse Wagstaff are merely facts.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/11/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

Yep, People's Alliance endorsed Jackie Wagstaff for city council and then when she ran for re-election we did not endorse her. Why? Because her method could be described by whatever the word for the opposite of "coalition building" would be. And as a leader in the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People she helped turn Durham's most powerful political group of the 80' and 90's into one of the weakest ones in this decade by alienating tens of thousands of African-American voters. Also I gather she did not tell the reporter that she was a leader in packing the Peoples Alliance meeting for John Rooks who in his PA questionnaire refused to support rail or a tax increase for city parks and refused to tell us for whom he voted in 2012 and 2016. Progressive voters who don't know their history (or Jackie Wagstaff's) will be condemned to repeat it. As a PA member since the mid-80's I would advise progressive voters to ignore both the suggestion to gerry-rig Durham's city council seats as well PA's endorsement of Jackie Wagstaff's ally John Rooks.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/11/2017 at 3:02 AM

Re: “People's Alliance Makes Durham Municipal Election Endorsements

And what makes it even more strange that support for Rooks over-ruled the PA leadership's recommendation to members is a reading of Rooks' questionnaire in which he refuses to share which president, governor or US senate candidates he supported in 2012, 2014 or 2016. Other candidates had no trouble with this question.(link in last paragraph of article above) Further he says he wouldn't vote to raise taxes to pay for park improvements, doesn't think rail is important now for Durham and doesn't take sides on recent rezoning cases when asked to do so. Those do not qualify as progressive stances.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/04/2017 at 9:02 PM

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