Letters: Campaign smells off
Oct 25, 2012 | 881 views | 4 4 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

EDITOR,

Aside from making my choices for federal and state offices, I have not given much consideration to “down ballot” candidates, such as county supervisor. I am aware that there are at least two candidates for this nonpartisan office — Mr. Bruce McPherson and Mr. Eric Hammer. Judging from the ratio of McPherson to Hammer lawn signs, the weekly “Democrats for McPherson” mailers in my mailbox and the abundance of letters in this section of the paper defending him and trashing the opposition in his name, it appears that Mr. McPherson has boatloads of money and a well-organized campaign that is positioned to buy this office for him. Am I the only one who tends to be suspicious of candidates or causes with so much cash behind them that they are able to literally drown out the voices of the opposition? What I find curious is why a prominent Republican state senator who reportedly so distinguished himself in this office has chosen to step down a few rungs on the political ladder to be elected to a county office. Mr. McPherson’s candidacy does not pass the smell test for me. 

Loyola Leveroni, Ben Lomond

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Not About Money
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October 25, 2012
Buying the election argument is not valid. I have heard this so many times starting with Meg Whittman(R). If it was a Democrat no one would be saying they are trying by election. The argument that Bruce is career politician taking a lower level job is invalid also. Our current BOS just had a ceremony thanking Joe Samitian(D) for his service at state level...guess what he is a Democrat who will be sitting on the BOS for Santa Clara County where their lines had been redrawn recently. Why wasn't there a stink about that during that election??? Oh I see in a non-partisin race it's okay for Democrat's to take a lower seat and out raise their opponentes but someone who was a Republican is once again taking away something from the people. Get over the Party lines and think for yourself. It's not about SVL but all of the 5th district and the County as a whole
baloney....
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October 26, 2012
it IS all about the SLV. It is the portion of the district that is otherwise unrepresented. SV and SC have city representation. They have road money. They have fire and police departments.
Sv democrat
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October 25, 2012
Hammer's campaign does not seem poor either. Haven't you received any of his many fliers??? I decided not to give my vote to either one of them.
Jamesss
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October 26, 2012
Sv dem- Now THAT is some logical thinking. Why bother voting at all? I guess ignorance is bliss....


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