Last year most observers would have guessed Virginia Bass had a lock on re-election. Then came the dismantling of the General Plan Guiding Principles and attack on open spaces and trails.
Her next “self destruct” move, still has our heads spinning; she appoints Slumlord Kevin Mckinney to the Planning Commission.
Many friends and supporters convinced Chris to run for Supervisor instead of Mayor.
The Bass re-election goes from a cakewalk to actually having to run a campaign. The Bass machine had a huge war chest of donations built up going in to the campaign, with most of the big money interests in the district backing her, its been a real up hill battle for Chris.
Yesterday with the release of the final campaign statements before the June 3 primary election and, as we previously mentioned, the rumored “poor showing in the poll” they paid for, apparently has the Bass camp cronys panicky and grasping at straws……….
“Samoa softball” aka Richard Marks goes off about Chris Kerrigan shopping at employee owned Winco.
“Ironic that Virginia Bass pretty much exclusively shops Safeway on Harris. A Union shop. Who are the hypocrites here?”says Marks. Strange that we’ve see her husband Matthew shopping at employee owned Winco.
Mr Chiv’d freaks out about Winco too, and added to that, “Chris raised $30,131.50 this filing period. Virginia raised $24,937.” Then Mr Chiv’d comes out with the bazaar conclusion “With $100 per person luau fundraiser, Chris isn’t exactly the candidate for the People. Since he raised more money than Virginia, is he the special interest candidate now?” What Mr. Chiv’d doesn’t mention is that Bass outspent Chris 2 to 1 during the recent reporting period, and she still has 4 TIMES as much money on hand. On top of that, Chris’s filing for the recent reporting period shows that he was the “grassroots” leader, gathering 127 individual donations compared to the Bass campaigns 69.
That should be encouraging for those of you who are still wondering if a small donation could help the Kerrigan campaign.
Watchpaul “Attack Dog” Rose Welch weighs in with “Kerrigan’s largest donors were hardware store owner Bill Pierson, who gave his campaign committee $2,000 this period, and former pot doc/environmental activist Ken Miller, who gave $1,850”. Like it’s a bad thing! Good for Ken and Bill.
Virginia got her big donation’s from the local developer/real estate gang.
All of this leads us to this conclusion; this not how a front runner behaves. Combine those shrill remarks with her ads pleading for voters to show up. (polling shows a very close race with many undecideds)
Lastly; On top of all of that, they’ve put out their silly and negative “slacker campaign” ad. This shows us the Bass political machine is running scared.
Scared for good reason. All indications are, against the odds, the Kerrigan campaign has caught fire.