Super-Easy Choice for Arlington Democrats on Tuesday: Alan Howze for County Board

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    In short, John Vihstadt is not a “fusion” candidate as he laughably claims, he’s a big-time Republican who, as the graphic below (courtesy of the Arlington County Democratic Committee) illustrates: a) donated to George W. Bush, McCain/Palin, Romney/Ryan, and the bat****-crazy Nebraska Republican Party; b) won’t say if he supports expanding Medicaid; and c) won’t say if he believes in climate science. I’d add that his entire campaign Has been misleading, such as his assertion that “it’s time to refocus our priorities towards core services – public education, public safety, infrastructure maintenance,” when in fact Arlington already focuses the vast majority of its resources on “core services.” So much for the core argument of Vihstadt’s Big Lie campaign. Meanwhile, Alan Howze is a great guy, a strong progressive, and someone who will bring ideas about innovation in government, etc. to the Arlington County Board. I urge everyone in Arlington to vote for Alan Howze on Tuesday.

    • Publius

      Lifelong Dem here.  I’ve been coming to this site for a few years, but finally decided to make an account.  I’m voting for Vihstadt tomorrow.  It’s shameful that a machine as big as the ACDC has to resort to scare tactics to mobilize the uninformed base who blindly toe the party line.  Vihstadt is an honorable man, not some crazy tea-partier.  What’s going to happen when Vihstadt wins?  When will it stop?  You bring shame to the organic nature of local campaigns.  This isn’t for statewide office (as Howze would like you to believe), this is for a local election where the voters should focus on local issues.  Can’t wait to see Howze run for Patrick Hope’s seat AGAIN once Hope wins the 8th CD primary.  Better luck next time, Alan.  When will you finally give up?  

    • Last Friday, I predicted an absentee turnout of 1,870 to 2,050 and a total turnout of 29,000 to 32,000.  Absentee is currently at 1,910 and projected to hit between 1,970 and 2,130.  Total Turnout should therefore be between 30,000 and 33,000 (somewhat higher than last Friday’s prediction).

      The weather should have a minimum negative impact, as the forecast indicates a cloudy day with a 6AM temperature of 53 degrees, about 64 degrees at midday, and 54 degrees at 7PM.  As stated previously, unlike many other special elections, we will enjoy an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day.

    • HTTR

      This guy is completely unqualified for the job and has no business being anywhere near the boardroom.

      At least Bondi was qualified to serve.