1. Democrats Jerry Seyfried, Ron Heckman, Christen Borso and Tom O'Donnell were there, along with Republicans Peg Ferraro and Glenn Geissinger.
2. Democrats who spoke made clear that they are running as a team. They blamed Republicans for the attempted sale of Gracedale, the $25 million swaption, and building a centralized human services center instead of rehabbing older buildings. Their feeling is that John Callahan is going to have long coattails, so that if they stick together, they can win.
There has been some speculation that Christen Borso had splintered off with Tom O'Donnell. He is supposedly polling well despite barely winning the primary and being something of a nut in all public appearances. You see their signs together, and Borso's Facebook page makes clear they have been working together.
Borso backed McClure in the primary, even to the point of complimenting him after he took some nasty shots at eventual victor John Callahan, during a debate. That by itself makes me question her judgment, a point I have raised with her. Now she aligns with a borderline lunatic.
"Lighthouse," one of my readers, has an interesting football analogy:
"The team is about to get a new Quarterback [Callahan]. But the tailback [Ken Kraft] thinks he should be the Captain of the team, and starts maneuvering and angling before the QB is even on the field yet. He gets a frumpy rednosed lineman [Lamont McClure], and a former player who still likes to roam the sidelines thinking he still matters [Charles Dertinger], to help put pressure on the other players. Now the team, that looks like it had such potential is getting poisoned by the egos of a few players who want the power--not to help the team, but for pure sake of having the power. Now the new QB coming in has to watch his own back. Will he be tackled from behind? Will his lineman be a "look out" blocker?
Borso has responded to this suggestion on her Facebook page. Like Richard Nixon, she wants to be "crystal clear."
"I feel that it is necessary to make something crystal clear about my campaign. The Democrats running for Northampton County Council are running as a slate. However, we are all individuals. Not all of our ideas may be the same but that does not mean we are not qualified to continue to take the county in the right direction. The direction we are headed already.
"If you know anything about me you will know that first and for most I am a helpful and friendly individual. I will help anyone in my party with what ever they may need during this race. Candidate O'Donnell and I decided to help each other place signs etc. something I would help others if they asked. Remember we are part of a team and we will all win as a team this county cannot afford to have ANYONE from the tea party win!
"I feel it is important that people know that I am in this race to help all the residents in this county have their voice heard. I will be working for you. I thank you for your continued support -VOTE PURPLE!"
Lamont McClure hit "like" to that comment.