Last week I made a post about the 7 Democrats running for the "at-large" positions on City Council and their positions on Harrison Square. Basically five are opposed to it as it stands and only two are in favor.
This is not the case on the Republican side.
I will use this to illustrate that in my opinion the modern Republican Party often stands for big government...
Per today's JG:
John Crawford is on the fence
Bob Morris, against the project as proposed
Adam Mildred, cautiously optimistic, sounds like he would vote for it
Kurt Gutman, against the project as proposed
Elizabeth Brown supports the project as proposed
Marty Bender, said he would vote for the project
So lets summarize the Republican Responses:
On the fence = 1 (We will find out Tuesday)
Against project as proposed = 2
In favor of the project as proposed = 3
So the Democratic at-large candidates oppose Harrison Square by a healthy margin and the Republican at-large candidates support the project by a slim margin.
This helps illustrate my point that The modern day Republican party is full of elected officials and candidates that support larger and larger government...
AWB, do you find this encouraging?
On another note I have pulled down the poll that Sam Talarico suggested. The poll was on the Republican at-large City Council race:
In order of votes, largest to smallest:
Adam Mildred, 88
Rob Morris, 66
Kurt Gutman, 64
Marty Bender, 61
Elizabeth Brown, 51
John Crawford, 46
These are surprising numbers. As always this is not a scientific poll it is just the opinion of some of the readers of this blog.
I have to agree with Sam Talarico, this is going to be a very close race and it will be difficult to predict who will win.
I will start posting predictions on Primary races soon... This is going to be one of the toughest ones to predict.