Tuesday, July 10, 2007
UCDW comes out against Wilson Pakula for Bradley
A mesage from Julie McQuain, President of the UCDW:
At our regular monthly meeting last night, the members of Ulster County Democratic Women unanimously voted to oppose granting a Wilson-Pakula waiver in the DA race.
The discussion was lively and included the following points:
1. A Wilson-Pakula waiver has been used to cross endorse someone from another party when we Democrats have no suitable candidate available.
2. After an energetic, issue-driven campaign conducted by 3 candidates Jonathan Sennett, an enrolled Democrat, won the approval of the full County Committee decisively on June 4th.
3. Vincent Bradley, a non-enrolled person, had many opportunities to persuade Democrats that he would be the best candidate for the Democratic Party, and did not.
4. Despite last-minute changes to the Democratic Executive Committee roster, Mr. Bradley’s supporters failed to win approval for a waiver on July 1.
5. Mr. Bradley has accepted the endorsement of the Conservative Party and of the Independence Party -- and therefore has the opportunity to run on those lines in November. No voter will be deprived of the ability to support Mr. Bradley.
6. With Julian Schreibman's withdrawal from the race there is now no need for a Democratic primary, unless a waiver is granted.
7. A Democratic primary could dissipate resources better used in the general election.
Julie McQuain, President
Ulster County Democratic Women
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 4:04 PM