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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Disappointed but not shocked by Shamefully Poor Lehigh county Candidate Recruiting

Well much to my schagrin it seems my predictions of inability to find candidate for local offices has already started. I thought this would be something that would happen 1 or 2 cycles down the road not this year. But it seems that this has already happened. ref post Jan 29th

There is no candidate for the 4th seat up for election on Alburtis boro council, only one candidate for 3 seats up for election on Cooperburg boro council. No candidate for 2 year Audtor Upper Saucon twp; 4 year Auditor term in Heidelberg twp or Lower Mac twp; the 6 year auditor term in Lower Milford,Lowhill twp,Washington twp and worst of all no candidate at all for the 5th ward commissioners seat in Salisbury twp.

And Shameful as the total recruiting was Failure of recruiting on the Democratic side outside the city of Allentown and Bethlehem and 2 or 3 other places, was worse. We Fielded no Candidate of any kind in South Whitehall twp, Macungie boro, Lower Milford, Lowhill,Lynn, Upper Milford, Upper Saucon. Beyond this we only fielded min numbers [one candidate or one office] of candidates in Coopersburg, Emmaus,Slatington boros and Lower mac, Heidelberg, N. Whitehall,Salisbury,Upper Mac, Weisenberg and Washington twp. We couldn't even field a candidate for D.A., or at least get one that would bother to follow thru with running.

This is shameful disgusting and shows how much work the party has to do outside the cities. The lack of vision and last min requests for people to run do nothing to fill this gap. It's too late if you begging for candidates to run for these offices at the Feb meeting.Looking at all these empty positions for seat we could have picked up at least 4 local legislative seats with no effort. But this is why the republicans control somewhere between 65 and 70% of the local seats because we don't even bother trying as I said in my post Just winning the County commissioner seats is not good enough about the party's lack of vision .

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  • I agree they should care about more than county wide, but did you recruit folks?

    By Blogger Rising Sun, at 2:04 PM  

  • O,
    I agree with Rich on this one. Did you do anything to help?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:13 PM  

  • Yes I spent several months trying to talk people into running. Even though it's not my responsibility to do so. They generally didn't want to put up with the abuse, or if they did think about running said they were decided against it because of the party's lack of support of candidates in their area last year and in the past.

    By Blogger Greendogdem, at 5:02 PM  

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