Friday, March 2, 2007

Growing Brewer Camp Support for Dolar

I've spoken with some insiders in the Dolar campaign, and a steady stream of Greg Brewer's supporters have been emailing or calling Dolar's campaign staff to express their support and to volunteer. This bodes very well for Dolar, and comes along with the public support expressed by Brewer's Field Director Bridget Dooley and this Feb. 28 email from Brewer Campaign Manager Cottrell to Brewer's supporters:

I congratulated Naisy and her campaign manager today. The banner of change continues to be carried by Naisy and her campaign. I hope that all of Greg's supporters will choose to support Naisy in whatever way they feel appropriate.

I know that hard feelings can emerge after a campaign like this one. I ask that you set them aside for now. There is nothing that helps Bernie Stone more than for resentments to persist between challengers' supporters. Stone is still the target here. As Greg has said from Day One, this is all about beating Bernie Stone.

Many if not all of you will be contacted by Naisy's campaign. They know you have supported Greg. I'm asking that you support her now. Four more years of Bernie Stone is four years too many...

-- Alan Cottrell


So, I write this post in the spirit of reconciliation and solidarity against a common foe, and invite all of Brewer's supporters to help unseat Stone. With the picture as it was on Tuesday night, not voting for Dolar in the run-offs may basically be a vote for Stone!!

P.S. to anyone who tries to contact Dolar's campaign office this weekend, note that they are taking the weekend off to rest after a chaotic election week.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

if only Greg himself had been so gracious! I hope he comes around.

ac said...

what an incredibly mean-spirited comment. it basically degrades the unity i was calling for. i've heard of sore losers, but a sore victor? that's something you don't everyday.

i hope that someday soon naisy's supporters will set aside their resentment of greg. his supporters are watching. if you can't, the likely outcome is a stone victory in april...

Anonymous said...

Brewer never called Naisy’s campaign headquarters nor did he say he would support any candidate in a runoff. I don’t believe he will show his face. He will not support Naisy form what I see.

Richard said...

Bridget is a sweet girl who knows her stuff. I wish she would be coming over to Naisy's campaign but I think she is looking for a job not a voluteer thing.

willow9 said...

>i hope that someday soon naisy's supporters will set aside their resentment of greg.
> I don’t believe he will show his face.

I don't see any resentment coming from Naisy's camp. I hope some people don't lose sight of what was attempted at the time, loosening the death grip Stone had on the 50th ward. Brewer, like Aftab and Dolar were trying to bestow a renaissance to our ward and whether they win or lose the election, they should be commended for their attempts.