Evidently, the Delaware Democrat Party runs using the same techniques. The following was sent out by Jud Bennett through his email listserv:
FROM JOANNE CABRY
On July 15, the Delaware Democratic Party issued a press release announcing the party’s endorsement of statewide candidates “following extensive discussion and deliberation at every level of the Democratic Party.” According to the statement, the motions to endorse “passed without opposition.”
To the best of my knowledge, not a single representative district in Kent or Sussex voted to recommend to endorse. For the record, five of the six members of the Executive Committee representing Kent and Sussex did not vote to endorse. I guess that counts as “passed without opposition” to the 16 members who voted to endorse.
The press release goes on to state that “Delaware Democrats feel strongly that we have selected our strongest possible slate for the 2010 general election.” I wonder who that “we” represents. The last I heard we are having a primary in September and on that day Democrats across the state (yes, even those of us below the Canal) will vote for the candidates we want on the Democratic ticket in November.
I think it undemocratic for the executive committee to announce a slate prior to the primary and unfair to exclude information on the party website for candidates they did not endorse.
Joanne Cabry, Rehoboth Beach
Katie Ellis, Delaware Democratic Party, O: (302) 328-9036, C: (302) 353-0807,www.deldems.org
Here is the pathetic Democratic Party of Delaware’s lying email that backs up Cabry’s statement:
Delaware Democratic Party Issues 2010 Candidate Endorsements
Following extensive discussion and deliberation at every level of the Democratic Party, the Party is proud to announce the endorsement of the following candidates for Statewide office this year:
Faced with a wealth of candidates this year, Delaware Democrats feel strongly that we have selected our strongest possible slate for the 2010 General Election. We look forward to a vigorous campaign, and are optimistic that the Democratic Party’s message of economic growth, government accountability, and improving the quality of life for every Delaware resident will resonate with voters and bring continued electoral success.– “
For U.S. Senate, Chris Coons
For U.S. House of Representatives, John Carney
For Attorney General, Beau Biden
For State Auditor, Richard Korn
For State Treasurer, Velda Jones-Potter
Each motion passed without opposition. Delaware Democrats stand united and proud in their support of these candidates.