This latest blast about conflict of interest again shows what the last campaign in the 12th ward was like. Thecharges repeated by Ms. Dahl and Ms Gallagher were centerpiece of the campaign against Sandy Colvin Roy. Sandy won with the Star Tribune Editorial Board calling the campaign of her opponent one of the nastiest in the city election.
Unfortunately, Mr. Brauer has contended the charges can be repeated on the Issues list even though they are innuendo. Sandy won the election with hard work and the support of the DFL and almost all Labor Unions. I strongly disagree with Ms. Gallagher. The problem with the charge is no proof only accusations. I supported and worked for Sandy. She won the election with the same margin as 4 years ago over Ms. Dahl's and Ms. Gallagher's 2001 candidate. Just because a developer gives a donation does not mean the elected official is beholding to the developer. These charges were rejected by the voters and the Star Tribune Editorial Board. The same criticism of Klodt can be made of the Unions. I am sure Public Employee Unions contributed more to City Council and Park Board Campaigns. More money by Union PAC's was spent in support of the Incumbent Park Board Candidates than by People for an Independent Park Board. Do folks want to exclude Unions from the political process? I hope not. Barbara Johnson has been a successful and Progressive Council Member. I hope we can stop the innuendo that Ms. Gallagher has begun. Tony Scallon Howe Neighborhood 12th Ward Resident REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls