Corey Stewart has an urgent emailer out once again asking for money. I chose the word ‘ask’ because the Corey supporters took offense the last time I said ”beg.’ We have 48 hours to reply. Here’s what he says:
Dear Friend,As we approach the end of August, my campaign faces a critical deadline that we must meet. For the end of this quarter, we have set fundraising goal of receiving 50 contributions before midnight on August 31st. Will you be one of those 50 by donating $10, $20 or $50 to my campaign?
We must keep my opponent’s Liberal agenda at bay and stand strong for conservative fiscal policies of balanced budgets and low taxes. Under my leadership as Chairman, the Board has trimmed spending by more than $140 million, resulting in Prince William County’s AAA bond rating status.In less than 48 hours our campaign faces a critical fundraising deadline and I am asking you to stand with me by making a contribution today in an effort to move Prince William County forward.
All the best,
Ahem…let’s get a few things straight. Stewart implies a cause/effect relationship between his trimming of the budget and the county’s AAA bond rating status. That AAA bond rating status was there before the budget was trimmed by more than $140 million.
Secondly, you would think the wolf was at the proverbial door. Checking www.vpap.org, it shows the following for Corey Stewart:
Total Receipts $477,460
Total Disbursements $332,615
Cash on Hand
Stewart for PWC Board Chair-Corey Stewart $209,986
Va Rule of Law PAC $946
That’s a lot of money to blow. He hardly is facing political destitution with $209,986. I would have to know where he had squandered the other money before I wrote a check to his campaign. His democratic opponent, is also sitting on a lot of cash. Why should it cost so much to run for office in Prince William County?
Should a campaign be all about money or should we demand those who want our vote stop the out of state inflow of money and the developer checks being infused into campaigns? Why do I always feel like the voters of PWC have always just been ‘had?’