Dear fellow tax hikers, last year we proudly endorsed Leslie Ghiz for County Commissioner. With Leslie's proud history of endorsing David Pepper, raising taxes, and voting to build streetcars, we knew that she was the best possible candidate to continue Pepper's legacy and proudly represent the values that we tax hikers hold dear. We still support Ghiz - but now we wonder if we are the only ones.
In a devastating blow to the Ghiz campaign, Senator Bill Seitz has announced his endorsement of conservative Republican Chris Monzel for Commissioner! How bad can things be in the Ghiz campaign if she can't even get Seitz's support? Doesn't Seitz know that Ghiz endorsed and campaigned for Democrat David Pepper in 2006 to help the Democrats take control of the County Commission?
Since Ghiz announced her run for Commissioner and gurnied out our great Sheriff Simon Leis as her Campaign Chairman, she has not picked up one meaningful endorsement and has done nothing to publicly advance her campaign. We must turn this around. There is too much at stake to fail.
If Leslie Ghiz loses to Chris Monzel, it would send a chilling message that the Republican Party doesn't support higher taxes. It would say that we don't want to spend $200 million on a streetcar. And it would say that the Republican Party doesn't want their elected officials to endorse great tax-and-spend Democrats like David Pepper! This development would be tragic for our tax-and-spend movement.
We are deeply disappointed that Seitz has chosen to endorse Monzel. We are suspending Sen. Seitz for three months from any support from our movement. We hope this serves as a warning to other Republicans thinking of supporting Monzel. Mark our words - we will turn this campaign around and elect Leslie Ghiz as our next Commissioner!