If Marion County Democrats plan to challenge the precinct committeemen candidtes presented by Mayoral candidate Brian Williams, they should be ready to have a fight on their hands.
Williams told me Saturday that he plans to “defend and support his people for PC and they will not lack for infrastructure or resources.” He says any allegations that his committeemen don’t live in their precincts are nonsense. And he also says while some may have voted Republican in the past, he’s more concerned about how they will vote in the future. He also disputes allegations that his team has filed multiple candidates in the same precinct, calling it waste of resources.*
He says Democrats who are upset at his actions are “only fans of democracy as long as it’s an oligarchy.” Williams says he is playing by the rules set down by the Democrats and it’s good for the party and the process to bring new people into the system. He also points out several other candidates and organizations have had individuals file to run including Melina Kennedy and Barack Obama’s Organizing for America and no one has complained about their participation.
This just keeps getting better and better.
*Sidenote: I’m still trying to figure out what’s going on in Washington 47 where Lacy Johnson, David Orenticher and John Boyd are all running against each other for PC.