Democrats tell ‘big lie’ about Miranda DeBruhl

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

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


About Letters
We want to hear from you! Send your letters and commentary to

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

5 thoughts on “Democrats tell ‘big lie’ about Miranda DeBruhl

  1. Unaffiliated Voter

    Wow, THANKS for your thought provoking letter, Mrs. Bennett! You always endeavor to get the REAL truth out there
    when no one else does! The ONLY thing democrats have these days is LIES, from the TOP down. ‘Truth is evil in the empire of
    LIES’ … Democrats seek to keep us ALL OPPRESSED ALL THE TIME … WE the PEOPLE know better.

  2. I didn’t realize that a candidate’s religion (Miranda Debruhl) was a qualifying requirement for the Commission seat. Also, the composition of the letter from “Unaffiliated Voter” makes my head hurt…

  3. justlittleoldme

    Yes but what does Ms. DeBruhl stand for, her initial campaign was just “I am better than David King” and her website then and still now doesn’t outline clearly her position on any current issues facing our community.

    • Dionysis

      I just checked out her website; if anyone is trying to figure out just what her views and positions are on anything, you’ll fare better using a crystal ball. The only thing on her website is a claim to be a ‘common sense conservative'(???) and that she “understands that money spent by the government comes from hard working people.” No clue as to what this means, but she does “understand.”

  4. Dionysis

    No opinion on the merits (or lack thereof) of this particular matter, but since when did the most salient qualification to run for office become “she (or he) is a Christian.”? While some wish it were otherwise, we do not live in a theocracy so someone’s religious affiliation is irrelevant. Completely irrelevant.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.