Sharon Bulova Goes All Out for McCain-Palin Dude

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    If you ever gave money to Sharon Bulova, assuming she’d use that money either a) for her own reelection or b) to help elect actual Democrats to office, apparently you’ve been taken for a ride. If you note the bottom of this letter (click to “embiggen”), sent on behalf of McCain-Palin Republican Chris Wade (note: Wade now claims to be a “Democrat,” but with absolutely no explanation whatsoever of why this lifelong Republican, and a right-wing one at that, has suddenly switched), at the bottom it says “Paid for and authorized by Sharon Bulova for Chairman.”

    If you ever gave money to Sharon Bulova, is helping elect a self-described STRONG McCain-Palin  supported to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors what you intended your money to be going towards? If not, you might want to contact Sharon Bulova and let her know how you feel about this situation. Even better, you could help out a real Democrat, either by donating money, volunteering your time, and/or by voting next Tuesday for Janet Oleszek for Braddock District Supervisor. Then, the next time Sharon Bulova comes asking you for money, you can remind her of what she did with it back in 2011, and politely but firmly hang up the phone.

    • totallynext

      Giving money out of their coffers in a primary.

      As both Ben and lowell have pointed out, their is a trust from contributors to dem officials and candidates the money goes to beating republicans nit to get involved with a dem primary.

      I am pissed at both the senate caucus and leadership and now this from Sharon!  

      Endorse all you want but the people who give to your campaign did not give to wade and thus your campaign funds should not be involved in a dem primary race!  Wrong on so many levels

    • Will Radle

      I am proud and thankful that Democratic and Republican Senators and Delegates helped me get on the November ballot for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

      Sitting in traffic longer, increasing class sizes, reducing take home pay of teachers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, sheriff deputies and all other school and county employees, increasing public employee injuries on the job, reducing access to libraries, and increasing taxes are all part of Bulova’s legacy as chairman.

      She blames the economy while she never once advocated fair treatment for Fairfax County taxpayers and students.  Blaming the economy would be valid if she advocated for the best interests of Fairfax County and our people.  She denies our people a voice to fight for fair treatment, for our community’s values and local priorities.

      Dr. Gerry Gordon, CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, and all of our Chamber presidents tell us people choose Fairfax County for jobs and the services enhancing our quality of life.  People and employers come specifically for services Bulova cut including education.

      We have a choice.  We can elect people who stand for our community’s values and highest priorities.  Elect candidates who offer pragmatic solutions to the serious challenges confronting our community.

      After 24 years on the Board and millions spent on name recognition, 65 percent of Fairfax County voters do not know the chairman’s name.  Lowell, let’s not assume she is going to come asking for money again.

      She has extracted over $200,000 for politics this year.  I encourage people to use money to prepare for future economic challenges and opportunities, help a neighbor in need, support local charities, invest in a local entrepreneur, and enjoy quality time with family.

      Sharon can join me in running on her record as chairman.  Maybe she can try to join me in presenting effective, sustainable solutions to address the challenges confronting our community.