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Political Fix: STL County Executive Dooley Hemorrhaging Democratic Support

August 6th, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

Above: Charlie Dooley’s disappointing S. County campaign office opening last month

St. Louis Post Dispatch:

Many south St. Louis County voters in the Democratic primary for county executive on Tuesday sent a message that they were unhappy with County Executive Charlie Dooley by supporting an opponent who spent no money and did little campaigning.

Ronald Levy of Affton received nearly 40 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary for county executive in the five townships in South County, a township-by-township breakdown of unofficial results of the election showed. Read more…

The Post article goes on to explain that Mr. Dooley’s opponent also garnered close to 30% of the vote in West County. Unfortunately, we’ve seen all too often how entrenched politicians in a difficult race try to make up disappointing numbers such as these; they resort to negative attacks that tear down their opponent. It seems the Dooley campaign is so desperate, that they didn’t even wait until after Labor Day (the unofficial start of the fall campaign) to start their negative campaigning? It will be interesting to see if attacking Corrigan this early will shore up Mr. Dooley’s base.

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Hat tip:kinoxxbb

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