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Lilith0831 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:36 AM
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15. Please reconsider Wiviott -- NOT a progressive
I dont usually post to this forum (or any forum, for that matter), but when I saw the subject line I just had to register and comment.

I live in northern New Mexico, the district Wiviott's running for Congress in please, please, please rethink any positive thoughts you might have about Don Wiviott as the perfect candidate or even a genuine progressive.

He is a millionaire real estate developer who has almost entirely self-funded his campaign because he has little to no support from the extremely progressive grassroots political community in Santa Fe. In addition to the $750,000 he's donated to himself, his major contributors are big corporations like Coors (anti gay, anti environment) and Washington Securities, a multinational corporation. (data available on opensecrets.com)

Don Wiviott is extremely disliked in Santa Fe among the environmental and progressive community -- he has a reputation as a greenwasher -- his projects are not green, but only look that way for good PR. In addition, he has been repeatedly sued by neighborhood organizations for real estate development projects that compromise the livability of a neighborhood and destroy the historical or cultural significance of an area. In all cases, he has used his personal fortune and army of attorneys to terrorize the community organizations and ramrod his green projects through.

In addition, his only political experience is a $2100 contribution (the maximum allowable) in the last election to a hard right-wing Republican who was a business colleague of his.

Please dont let Don Wiviotts money buy your trust when he hasnt earned it. All this information is available on Google with just a bit of searching.

He is not a progressive, he is not honest and I am horrified at the snowjob his money is buying. He is a wealthy, corporate-backed millionaire who will NOT work for a progressive agenda.

There are some true progressive candidates in the race for CD3 (Shendo, for one, and maybe Adams, although Adams is probably a fringe candidate), but Wiviott isn't one of them.

Thanks for letting me butt in

Lily
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