The local AFL-CIO sent Laura Salinas a detailed questionnaire dealing with their issues. Labor says turn in the questionnaire by June 3 - also submit 20 copies. Last night Laura attends the labor meeting and visits with labor folks. Many tell her this is the first time they have met either candidate. Laura's opponent speaks, Laura speaks. Neither candidate addresses the issues - just name, rank and serial number. Issues are supposed to be addressed during candidate screening and interview process.
Labor then endorses Laura's opponent. Labor never gets to look at responses to questionnaire. Labor never interviews or screens the candidates. Betcha District 143 voters ask more questions of the candidates. Labor never gets to ask Laura's opponent if she can vote today in District 143.
Come on labor. You are better than that. Let's say Laura Salinas wins this thing. You certainly would not want her to act the way you did last night, would you? Well, at least we don't have to take the time to fill out the questionnaire.
May 26, 2005, 9:00AM