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Alas, money buys commission seat

Alas, money buys commission seat

John Sweet’s reelection cost his campaign more than $3 per vote spending almost $38,000 on signs, promotional products and $1,367 on last minute “live operator calls”. Sweet can, at last, honestly claim he contributed to economic development that actually created some jobs, however brief. In contrast, challenger Don Gurney spent less than a dollar per […]

Coos County Election Results

Coos County Election Results

Whatever the outcome of the Gurney vs Sweet match up tonight, let’s cross our collective fingers the margin is sufficient to spare the county another recount similar to what happened between Bob Main and Fred Messerle. As a sort of balm to ease my jitters I filed a citizen initiative today, of all days, to […]

Sweets says he has a “vision” but Gurney has an actual plan

Sweets says he has a “vision” but Gurney has an actual plan

John Sweet’s direct mailer arrived yesterday and it claims “John has a clear vision of the future”. The “future” in Sweet’s divination includes the usual worm’s eye election season dribble about “encouraging new industries”, “create good paying jobs” and public safety. Nowhere does Sweet explain how he will accomplish this future in the face of […]

Sweet spends big as election nears

Sweet spends big as election nears

John Sweet just spent more than $8K on print materials so you may find some literature in your mailbox soon.  So far, Sweet has chosen volume, quantity and square footage over content quality in his campaign spending and he is outspending challenger Don Gurney 3 to 1. Sweet’s backing comes primarily from local moneyed special […]

Which factions does The World represent?

Which factions does The World represent?

The Federalist Papers #10 published November 22, 1787, addresses how to guard against “factions”, the subject of paper #9. Founding father, James Madison defines faction as “…a number of citizens, whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse […]

Is this what it’s come to? Whose is biggest?

Is this what it’s come to? Whose is biggest?

Oh my gosh! Is the John Sweet campaign strategy to devolve the debate between himself and challenger Don Gurney into a pecker contest or a bar room brag? It seems Sweet has gotten himself a billboard, courtesy of Joe Benetti and can now boast that he has the BIGGEST campaign sign in Coos County. What’s […]

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