This in from the Houston Co. Democratic Party:
Here we go again! Gov. Bob Riley and the GOP are once again meddling in Wiregrass Democracy. First Riley and his cronies kick out Sen. Harrianne Smith because of her support of Congressman Bobby Bright after they endorse her opponent. She again is a threat to their hand-picked candidate.
Now because polls show Benjamin Lewis is losing to a Democrat, he is promoted and another hand-picked candidate will be selected by them to run in his place. Lewis’ appointment is a great disappointment to the Houston County BAR. Lewis is barely qualified and has scant experience to serve the bench. Riley’s appointment hurts our citizenry.
The GOP talks about the Democratic Party working aggressively to hijack candidates, but what are they doing in the Wiregrass, manipulating the election to suite them. The general public in the Wiregrass needs to wake up and vote their best interest. The state GOP has abandoned the Wiregrass. What has Riley and his cronies done to help the Houston County area get businesses and industry? Where are the jobs they promised during campaigning? We are being used to feed their hunger for power, but we receive no big factories or industries to provide our people with jobs in return.
“It is time for the general public to vote, not a select GOP party leaders”, Says Houston County Democratic Chair Jennifer Adams. “The people of the Wiregrass are still part of a democracy and they have a full slate of Democrats to considers and vote in November. Send the GOP a message,” concludes Adams.