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Pierre’s Withdrawal

| September 23, 2009, 08:42 PM | 1 Comment

Comprehensive Coverage

Zina Pierre, withdraws from race for Mayor.

Zina Pierre, withdraws from race for Mayor.

Rather than re-hashing the press conference, below are some links to all the information you need to know. In a nutshell, she did not take any questions, she tried to explain much of the controversy–sometimes successfully. The ballroom at the Loews Annapolis Hotel was packed with media, supporters, politicos and clergy.  Her supporters were disappointed in the withdrawal and some felt that she was railroaded out of the position. She vowed to remain active in the community and that she woudl be back (future mayoral run?) after her house was in order.

The disappointing thing about this entire exercise is that the will of the people has been discharged. Now the democratic nominee is in the hands of the Annapolis Democratic Central Committee.

Speculation is that Trudy McFall wants the nomination, Josh Cohen is willing to consider it, and Sheila Finlayson may be the person that will go the furthest to appease the voters who feel violated.

For more detailed information, please visit the following resources. Surprisingly, the local blog Annapolis Capital Punishment (who was at the press conference) has not updated their blog. Annapolis Capital Punishment was the first public site to bring the financial issues to light last Friday.

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  1. Michael Hollins says:

    The Democratic Committee needs to take responsibility for the lack of a vetting process for mayoral and all other candidates supported by the party. It cannot reply upon journalists to do its work. Failure to take this responsibility may result in another debacle and may likely encourage “dirty politics”.
    The most democratic action at this point to address who should be the party candidate would be a runoff between the two candidates with the greatest number of votes. Considering the number of people who voted in the primary, any other alternative will leave many upset, to say the least.
    While there may not be supportable arguments to support what many voters believe, a straw poll would, in my opinion, support Trudy McFall and not Josh Cohen.

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