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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:40 AM

Some photos from the Recall Lindsey Holmes kick-off

Well, we're all legal and official and began gathering signatures today to recall Lindsey Holmes. The response has been fantastic. People in her own neighborhood couldn't wait to sign.

For people reading this who don't know what's going on here, in 2006 my state House district elected Democrat Lindsey Holmes. She just won her fourth election as a Democrat in November, but three days before the session started she switched parties "in the best interests of her constituents." The Republicans here are trying to loot and plunder this state as fast as they can, and our Democratic (presumably) representative just joined them. West Anchorage is one of the few left-leaning districts in the state. We are not pleased.

Today the Anchorage legislators held a constituent townhall type meeting, which we figured would be a good place to kick off our campaign. We set up a table, handed out signs, gathered donations, got interviewed by the media. It was great. Lindsey chose not to show up after having stated publicly that she'd be present. She said she'd been "fighting a cold" and didn't think it would be good to fly. Pfftt... Three of the other Republican women didn't show either. All of the Democrats were present and accounted for.

Handing out signs


We're coming to get you, Lindsey




This is former Senator Bettye Davis addressing the legislators on the issue of public funds for private schools which the Wasillabillies are trying to push through. Notice the empty chairs. (I bow to Clint Eastwood.)


Talking to the media


Recall Lindsey Holmes, The Turnagain Turncoat



The fine print says, "Your neighbors want their vote back."


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Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #1
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Ken Burch Feb 2013 #3
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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:55 AM

1. Mama Bear is wiped out from her trip.

 

I had to play nurse today. I was Dr. AD.

Can I sign at another place?

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:58 AM

2. You're not in our district, I don't think.

District 19. We have to come up with 900 valid signatures from District 19 before we can get our official petitions. If you know of anybody in the Turnagain-Spenard-Sand Lake area that wants to sign, point them my direction.

Tell Jodie I hope she feels better. Does she have time to get some rest?

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:51 AM

3. You might contact the Democratic district down here, to see if anyone wants to do a fundraiser:

Here's their website:

http://www.tongassdemocrats.com

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:19 AM

4. Thanks, ken.

I'll do that. She may be our representative, but how she votes affects everyone.

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