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  1. Seadune85

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    You know what they say opinions are like...plainly asked questions on the other hand are very clear. You have a great day as well!!!
     
  2. Misty

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    Here are 2 simple straight forward questions.

    Ms. Harris, did you change your mind about running for County Commissioner Bill Imfield's seat?

    Ms. Harris, did you have a conversation with Ms. Nipper suggesting that Ms. Nipper run instead?

    NOT
     
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    Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full?..Same question, different words...anything else?
     
  4. Misty

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    What a crock of BS. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Well you would know what that is so if you say so....
     
  6. Misty

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    Sure do...watched you fill the crock. :):)
     
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    Since there has been no reply to my questions I think it's safe to assume that your crock is filled with truth instead of the BS you implied....
     
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  9. Misty

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    I didn't realize you were expecting an answer to a rhetorical question....half empty or half full.

    If you are talking about the questions you posed to Ms. Harris I doubt seriously you'll get an answer out of her. It's the private citizen thing, NOT A CANDIDATE thing.....ya know.
     
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  10. Danny Glidewell

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    Money matters in elections. Advertising costs money and getting your name and message in front of the average voter requires massive amounts of advertising. I...n Walton County since 2004 the candidate in each race who raised the most money won 25 of 34 races. The 9 candidates who won against the money and who raised the most money in those races are:

    Cindy Meadows Commission Dist 5 2012 2nd place Cecilia Jones
    Faye Leddon School Board Dist 2 2010 2nd place Zane Sunday
    Sharon Roberts School Board Dist 3 2010 2nd place Bill Eddins Jr.
    Cecilia Jones Commission Dist 5 2008 2nd place Bob Hudson
    Mildred Wilkerson School Board Dist. 1 2008 2nd place Robert Nelson
    Darrell Barnhill School Board Dist 5 2006 2nd place Jerry Jones
    Bobby Beasley Sup. Of Elections 2006 2nd place Ray Padgett
    Cindy Meadows Commission Dist 5 2004 2nd place Lee Perry
    Ralph Johnson Sheriff 2004 2nd place Bill Chapman

    Of the 9 Roberts, Wilkerson, Barnhill, Beasley and Johnson were incumbents. The only incumbent who raised the most money and lost was Cecilia Jones.
     
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  11. Bob Hudson

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    I raised the most money(by a hair) but came in third. Alan came in 2nd.
     
  12. Bob Wells

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    Is name recognition a plus?
     
  13. Danny Glidewell

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    Definitely it is. Like I pointed out 5 of the races where the winner did not raise the most money were won by an incumbent. Incumbents have name recognition and that helps. Only one incumbent raised the most money and lost. Bob Hudson was running for an open seat and he and Mr. Osborne split the south vote. Plus the difference in money raised was not that substantial. Another factor you find is that often people win in their 2nd attempt which would also indicate that name recognition is important.
     
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    That being said, the District 1, 3, 5 races will still be interesting. Commissioner Imfeld has both name recognition and is the incumbent. Ms Nipper recieved some help from Our Generation but it could be viewed negatively because people don'the know who they are. Mr Dixon seems like a pretty good guy but lacks recognition. Other than what some on this board have posted really haven't heard that much negative about him. Commissioner Chapman same thing, but he has Mr Fletcher and Mr Kramer who have some name recognition and really aren't doing terrible with the money. Not sure how the Our Generation ads will effect that race my guess it could be a negative. Had I not already decided on Mr Fletcher I might have taken more time because of the Our Generation ad. The D5 race will be the most interesting because of money and the Commissioner Jones involvement. Whether you like her or not, she has won 2 elections and her detractors have been saying negative stuff about her for years. I don't think that hurt Mr Anderson and she seems to know who to introduce him to. Commissioner Meadows seems to be well liked except by those who would find Mr Anderson and give him over 100k for his campaign.
     
  15. Danny Glidewell

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    I agree with your analysis Bob Wells but would point out that Ms. Meadows is 2 for 2 in county elections and in each case had less money than her opponent. One of those opponents was Ms. Jones. The odd thing is how little interest there has been in the Superintendent's race. That position, along with the Sheriff and the Clerk of Courts are the most powerful in county government and the incumbent is not in the race. You would think there would be more interest, especially since the other 2 or unopposed.
     
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    FACt; She did not and will not win back to back elections.

    FACT; She is the SWITCH Candidate. She switches her residences like we switch underwear.

    FACT; Yes, people have been saying negative stuff about her for years actually, they whispered it for years because everyone feared the wrath of the goon if it was said out loud.

    FACT; Yes, Ms. Jones assuredly knows who to introduce T. Anderson too and BOTH their campaign contributions reflect that! If Lloyd put his money where his mouth is...what are the chances he could get elected?

    FACT; Ms. Jones pandered votes from unsuspecting folks down south (some new to SoWal) that had NO CLUE who she was which helped her the last go round. Today people are more keenly aware of the players and the politicos than they were last time.
     
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    Just for fun (nothing that could be construed as accurate statistically speaking) I looked at C. Jones face book page (not an accurate indicator of actual friends) and she has 3 different pages which contain duplicate friends.

    @Danny Glidewell has 2 pages which also have duplicate friends. Again, not an accurate indicator...just for fun.

    Of those C. Jones has 1176 total "friends" (don't have the time or inclination to weed out duplicates)

    @Danny Glidewell has 2038 "friends" (don't have the time or inclination to weed out duplicates.)

    In total Danny has close to 900 more friends! If this were a popularity contest who would you think would be the next County Commissioner in his district?

    :p:p
     
  18. Bob Wells

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    Let me ask, did Commissioner Meadows decide not to run the year Commissioner Jone ran for D5 because she didn't think she could win or just had other interest? I ask because I don't know. As for Superintendent race people might like the way are schools are run and 3 candidates with experience in the system are running. I also feel based on some interactions i have had think the school board members is a free job with very little responsibility and seems to be a rubber stamp for the Superintendent. Back to the year that Commissioner Jones was D5 she ran against Mr Hudson and Mr Osbourne, problem was they split the vote and not sure if either would have won if one had dropped out. Mr Osbourne appeared to be the axe grind vote because of the situation in Driftwood. Mr Hudson on the other hand was the association with the WCTA IMO. Sometimes history repeats itself and D3 may have that candidate.
     
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    since you asked... I will just leave this here. Makes for some interesting reading
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