Note: Be sure to read the comments! Some of these people aren’t even Republicans while some of the Not invited vote Republican.
Invitations to the March meeting of the local GOP went out this week. Since local election are April 9th, the meeting rightfully concentrates on the election.
Speakers: Deb Skillrud, Republican nominee for the City of Bloomington Township Supervisor. John Hanson candidate for Mayor of Bloomington, Bloomington Alderman candidates: Matthew Koetters, Ryan Fiala, Lane Hansen, Jenifer McDade, Jamie Mathy, and Kevin Lower. As well as Normal Council candidates Jared Rackauskus and Scott Preston.
Only GOP candidates were invited to speak, even though the City Council and Mayor elections are suppose to be non-partisan.
Worse, the local GOP is supporting John Hanson. GOP platform values of limited government and low taxes weren’t exhibited by Hanson when he served on the City Council. (http://blnnews.com/2013/02/26/vetting-john-hanson-the-record/) Lex Green, the only person in the race who
(1) believes in fiscal responsibly
(2) believes in not burying our kids in debt
(3) has never had a relationship with Barack Obama
was not invited.
Topping it off, the GOP invited the write-in candidate to appear, even though the person actually appearing on the ballot – Kevin Lower – is a GOP Precinct Committeeman. Do you want to throw a pie in Kevin’s face too John? Or, is this all about the big contributors backing the write-in candidate so the spending can continue?
People who stand for nothing fall for anything. Desperate for support from the local rich, the local GOP stands for nothing.