I’m sure most people know by now that Nancy Waldrop (wife of soon-to-be ex-Commissioner Republican David King) was successful in securing the votes needed to run as an unafilliated candidate in November for her husband’s commission position. The Democrats were unable to get anyone from their own party to run for the job, so they decided to throw their support behind ex-Republican Nancy and her campaign against the primary winner, Republican Miranda DeBruhl.
I saw an email that Mark Newman, treasurer of the Democratic Party, sent to District 3 precinct chairs implying what to say when asking people to sign Nancy’s petition to get on the ballot. It calls Miranda DeBruhl an extreme tea party candidate and suggests that Nancy Waldrop is the only chance Democrats and those like-minded have to keep tea party folks from getting control of the commission.
Now for the “big lie.” Miranda DeBruhl has never been associated with the tea party or any other organization. The tea party seemed to favor Lewis Clay as a candidate to run against Ms. Debruhl. He was touted as very capable for the job. However, Clay unexpectedly chose to withdraw from the race, for reasons left unsaid, although his name remained on the ballot. It appears the Democrats feel they had to spread a serious untruth, known as the “big lie” in order get people to sign Nancy Waldrop’s petition. What a sad commentary on running a campaign.
Now, I must tell you about Miranda. She is a Christian, wife, mother of two, a registered nurse and a small-business owner. She is a hard-working, politically knowledgeable conservative and proud of it. She will be a real asset to the commission board. Visit her website at electmiranda.com.
Even if you signed Nancy’s petition you can still vote for Miranda DeBruhl for District 3 commissioner in the November election. It’s not too late. You’ll be thankful you did. Send a message to the Democrats that “big lies” aren’t the way to get candidates elected.
Peggy T. Bennett