I resigned from the LCDC last night. If you were there, or if you’re my husband, you know exactly why. If you weren’t there, well, then, if you know me outside of the internet, I’ll tell you about it. I am not going to air LCDC stuff here.
I will be continuing to walk for Mark Herring, Mike Kondratick, Dave Butler, Jennifer Wexton, and the Dem candidate to run against Delgaudio (I have my favorite, but I’ll support whoever wins the nomination).
In the meantime, thank you to the people who have shown their support for me in this.
Since my version of what happened is already out there, I’m putting it here, too.
Mike Turner unsubscribed me, Stevens, and another member from the LCDems Members and Discuss mailing lists.
A friend said that Mike said that if we wanted to know why, we should ask.
So last night, during membership comments, I asked (Stevens wasn’t there. He was in DC working).
Mike said that I had said, in a public forum, that I would back Cliff over Andrea; and that Stevens spoke publicly against party unity in the redistricting process and that he and a third person had given “proprietary redistricting information” to the LCRC.
He said that there is an adhoc committee looking into what their response could be to Stevens, but in the meantime, HE felt that he had to cut off our sources of information and ability to help opponents of Dem candidates.
So I said, “is that all?” He said, “yes, but I’m not going to debate you about this.”
I said, “I’m not going to debate that.” And I turned to everyone and said, “I never said in a public forum that I would support Cliff over Andrea. If you’d like to read what I said, you can see it at doorbellqueen.blogspot.com, I HAVE said it to individuals, and it’s true that I will be supporting Cliff over Andrea. I’ve been friends with Cliff for nearly 12 years. If he weren’t running OF COURSE I’d be supporting Andrea. If she weren’t running, there wouldn’t be a problem.”
Then I turned to Mike and said, “I think I’ve been a valuable member of this organization. I resign.”
Also, I want to be fair to Mike. It is true that my son was in the room at the time. I couldn’t find a sitter. BUT he was wearing headphones, playing on his DS, and I had asked him please to focus on his game and that I would tell him what happened later. Which I did. It was my choice to have this discussion in public, with the knowledge my son was in the room.