|Councilor Christine Scales|
One thing though in particular caught my eye in Gary's article about Councilor Scales:
Incidentally, the Republican council leader, Mike McQuillen, who can't get enough of shooting spitballs at Scales during council meetings, used introductions at the beginning of the council meeting last night to introduce a guy by the name of Tim Craft. Keep an eye on this guy. The Republicans met behind closed doors and drafted Craft, an associate of CB Richard Ellis, to run against Scales in next year's Republican primary as punishment because she votes like, well, like a real Republican would vote. Of course, Craft's Democratic business associate at CB Richard Ellis, Gordon Hendry, who served in the Peterson administration, and his wife, Jennifer Wagner, did all they could to stop Ballard's election in 2007. They couldn't say enough bad things about candidate Ballard in 2007.
|Councilor Mike McQuillen|
Councilor Scales is well-known in that district and by far the best suited to hold onto it despite the challenging demographics of the area. Knocking her off in a primary would put an unknown Republican on the ballot and tip the balance to the Democrats.
That McQuillen and his ilk would even contemplate doing this shows what is wrong with the establishment RINOs who have latched on to Mayor Greg Ballard's pay-to-play administration that is fueled by tax and fee increases, as well as reckless borrowing. They would rather lose a district to the Democrats, than have in a Republican in office who is a fiscal conservative and who stands up for taxpayers. And that is precisely why those McQuillen and the other RINOS are, deservedly, heading for a huge election loss in 2015.