For a primer on my lamentation, here are all the below-referenced posts and candidate guest columns on the 77th AD: http://sdrostra.com/?tag=77th-state-assembly
Sigh. Maybe it was that the various commentaries by the four potential Republican candidates in the 77th Assembly District were all published late last week, as folks in general were readying for a three-day weekend. Perhaps that’s the crux of the seeming lack of response. The comments so far include a few in support of Richard Bailey and a question or two posed to Brian Jones, as well as a couple of resulting entries from supporters of Brian. Fair enough.
Yet, by comparison, the guest commentaries by the 53rd Congressional District candidates for the GOP nomination elicited dozens of comments and debate on SD Rostra. The irony is that some — if not many — would say that none of those contenders for Congress, regardless of the June winner, have a gnat’s chance against Susan Davis. But, they each apparently have supporters and detractors.
Yet, no one questions that the winner of the Republican primary in the 77th AD will be the next Assemblymember. News Flash: The race will be decided in about 111 days. This thing should be cookin’.
I know, I know. Joel Anderson hasn’t made an announcement about the Senate seat yet. So, it won’t get cookin’ until then, if at all. And, yes, I know…the candidates shouldn’t be spending time on the blogs. Agreed.
Yet, in the meantime, the candidates did agree to submit guest commentaries to SD Rostra. Could they all at least pretend to care enough to see if anyone has any reaction or questions in response to them? How about having a supporter or someone from the campaign do what most campaigns do…post a few comments acting like the guy or girl next door who happens to think your the cat’s meow? Or even the best thing since sliced bread.
Seriously though (just in case you thought I was kidding before), the first question posed to Jones (from Orrin Kole) is really a decent query for all of the candidates. Uhhh, here it is (paraphrased) again, since it was “apparently” missed before…
The salary of the assembly of $130k needs to be reduced. It is the largest in the nation. What do you think? Why is this never something anybody that runs for office talks about? As State Workers took a 15% pay decrease the legislators took a pay increase.
There are some other questions and comments the campaigns may want to review. Again, here are all of the posts on the 77th…
For ease, any candidate responses or reader comments on the 77th can now take place right here on this one entry in the comments section below. Thanks for listening. I think.