Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Walsh Dirty Tricks Start


Some of his supporters created a problem for him recently when, at a local summer festival, they distributed a leaflet listing union endorsements he had not secured. Joe Rossi, political director for a local of the Service Employees International Union, complained. Walsh campaign spokesman Daniel Gage said he did not know who distributed the leaflets, which were 2002 campaign leftovers.

"Maybe they are out of practice," said Rossi, whose union will probably endorse Maffei.


At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been to 2 festivals where the Republican booth was handing out those flyers.

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have to be aggressive and Dan Maffei needs to get his name recognition up, WAY up. But dirty tricks are not the right method- they are not Dan's style. Being a 'nice guy' doesn't always get you in the news however. What to do...?

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Orangeman said...

Watcher - you should have put Stonecash's comments on the front page: "Thank you, George Bush," Stonecash said. "People have become willing to consider a challenger." Just last week, Walsh was claiming the opposite through his media consultant -- Stonecash must have refused to say that Walsh was in fine shape.

Anonymous at 10:29, you asked what to do?

Well, We need to get the attention of people to help Dan with funding. As far as I can tell, Dan has done this all by himself so far. Just look at his reports - he's raising money from his family, his contacts in Washington, and a few of the locals - but he's not getting the kind of support from labor PACs that he deserves. He's not getting the kind of netroots support that he deserves. He's not getting the kind of party support that he deserves.

Where's the state AFL-CIO endorsement? Where are the teachers? Why isn't the NY Dem party issuing press releases and giving Dan staff? Where is Where is MyDD and the Kossacks from DailyKos? As far as I can see, NOWHERE!

We can say Maffei needs to do this or that, but he seems to be the only one actually DOING something.

So, what to do?

Go here and contribute and tell your friends and other blogs to do the same:

At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan has given more then a year of his life to this cause and is gaining traction. He has had many endoresements from all over the place. So the situation is not as dire as orangeman suggests. But Orangeman is right in the sense that an "OK" campaign is NOT good enough. Not in a David vs. Goliath situation like we have. An adequate lukewarm campaign won't win. Also I agree with Orangeman that there are limits to what a single individual can accomplish. Dan has put up his end of the bargain. Now it OUR TURN, as Democrats, to help. We have to put on a MAJOR fight.

1. Donate.
2. Tell your friends.
3. Volunteer (canvas).
4. Repeat steps 1-3.


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