Thursday, October 28, 2004

Decision Time: Endorsements, Final Debates

First Newspaper Endorsements for Lisa Marie Cheney

Today, the Washington Jewish Week AND Northern Virginia Journal were the first to break with the local media tradition and endorse someone other than the incumbent - both endorse Lisa Marie Cheney.

Jewish Week:

We have long called on Northern Virginians to oust U.S. Rep. Jim Moran. He has a history of antagonism toward Israel, and time and again has found himself at the center of embarrassing scandals. Though we disagree with some of her stances, Lisa Marie Cheney presents herself as a fairly moderate Republican. Although she has not held elective office, we believe she deserves a chance at the two-year seat.

Journal, "No more embarrassments--vote for Cheney":
Moran's past indiscretions in the personal, financial and political arenas continue to disqualify him in our eyes....Cheney, a savvy defense consultant who's lived in Alexandria all her life, says she's been embarrassed by Moran's behavior over the years, like many others in the 8th District. Cheney offers voters a credible--and welcome--alternative.

The Jewish Week delivers the most issue-heavy portrayal of Lisa Marie's campaign yet; and also mentions, in its separate review of Moran's "history of antagonism toward Israel,"'s own Jonathan Mark:
Jonathan Mark of Kingstowne said the final straw for him was a 2001 American Muslim Council speech in which Moran charged that Sharon was coming to D.C. to get a "warrant from President Bush to kill at will with weapons we have paid for." Mark called Moran "unfit for office" and is supporting Republican Cheney. He tells those who refuse to vote GOP but don't want to back the incumbent to support independent candidate Jim Hurysz.

Three cheers for Annie Gowan’s WaPo article today including several entire sentences on Jim Hurysz! And, mentioning some of Lisa Marie Cheney's stands on issues, unlike in her original profile of Lisa.

Your last chances to form your own opinion of our candidates, Lisa Marie Cheney and Jim Hurysz, are this weekend at the following forums:

  • Saturday, October 30th 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Rosemont Civic Association Candidates Forum
    Maury School
    600 Russell Road, Alexandria

  • Sunday,October 31st 9:30 a.m.
    Temple Beth El Candidates Forum
    Temple Beth El
    3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria
    This is a brunch and forum. Brunch begins at 9:30 a.m. and the forum starts at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $7/person in advance; $10/person at door


    At October 29, 2004 at 9:09 AM, Blogger Kate Murray said...

    Man o Man, it took long enough for the Post to include "several entire sentences on Jim Hurysz!"

    Since early June -- presskit e-mails and releases to Gowen, the Metro desk and Lisa Rein; complete presskit snail mails to the assignment desk and Gowen.

    Repeat phone chats between Gowen and the candidate -- usually "I need an answer from him right away!" type calls.

    Culminating in a call from Gowen last Monday AFTER I, as media secretary for the campaign, e-mailed and phoned the Post ombudsman to raise hell asking how the paper could issue its "refusal to endorse" without mentioning the third candidate on the ballot. Gowen and Jim H talked for about twenty minutes -- a talk that ranged through his ideas on transportation to the specific legislation where Jim feels that Moran has dropped the ball (national health care is a big one), to government flu prevention efforts... I GUESS you can squeeze a few sentences out of that...

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