Another perspective on endorsements

Recently I pointed out a couple of perspectives on recent endorsement announcements here in the 8th District.  Here’s another perspective from Todd at Party of Know.

Todd questions Ribble on the Keller endorsement considering J.J. Keller & Associates is outside the 8th.

My question is, how then can an endorsement from outside the district really be relevant? The problem I’ve always had with Ribble’s campaign is that he lived outside the district when he announced. I think that’s called carpetbagging — the wikipedia defines it here: “the term is sometimes used derisively to refer to a politician who runs for public office in an area where he or she does not have deep community ties, or has lived only for a short time.” Being from outside the district and making a big deals about endorsements from outside the district make me wonder how committed Reid Ribble is TO the district…

(Ed. While J.J. Keller & Associates is outside the 8th district, it has been brought to the blog’s attention Bob Keller does live in the district.  This makes it an in-district endorsement as it was from Bob not the company. 7/1).

As for the PeopleV.US endorsement of McCormick Todd says:

Looks to me like this press release is like Shakespeare would say “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”…

Interesting perspective.

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2 thoughts on “Another perspective on endorsements

  1. By carpetbagger people usually mean “not having ties to the district” which is not the case. Reid Ribble only slept outside the 8th. His business employed hundreds of people in the 8th for his career as a roofing contractor.

    I think if you speak with him, you’ll see his sincerity.

  2. Lane,

    I in no way doubt Reid’s sincerity. Like it or not his residency is going to be an issue for some voters. The fact it may be an issue to some was being pointed out.

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