May 25, 2020
Loyalty Bites Browning
In regard to the 7th Congressional contest, I fully intended this blog to be neutral, and probably silent. On that note, or lack of it, I certainly wouldn't be commenting on the primary race. However, with Trumps' tweets... Whatever you think of him, he certainly has introduced that medium into politics.
His tweet on Friday supporting Lisa Scheller was surprising, and certainly surprising to no one more than Dean Browning. Whatever you thought of Browning, nobody could question his support of Trump.
Primaries are usually the realm of super-voters. I suppose with this year's massive mail-in ballots, it might be more inclusive than normal. Browning contends that the Trump endorsement came from Scheller's money and connections. I suppose that the more informed members of his party might agree with that conclusion. However, if they conclude that those attributes are a positive or negative, is less clear to me.
What is clear to me is my choice of party, unaffiliated or independent, with a small i. In Pennsylvania I sacrifice my right to vote in the primary, but the alternative would be too costly for me. Imagine getting paid back for years of loyalty like Browning just did.
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UPDATE: Same topic covered by Bernie O'Hare today