" - - -we could be looking at turnouts as low as 15 percent in District 4 and only in the 35 percent range for the other closely contested district races."
On the date Mr. Routon posted this article ( 6 days from the election) the overall rate of return of ballots (voter turnout) was at 18.47%.
What do you feel is the impact of negative advertising on local elections? A five minute grass roots survey. You can also check the current voter turnout for your city council district - Thank you.
The data on the chart above was at one point in time - the ballots received/scanned changes daily M-F. The data updates can be found:
And Mr. Gentry,
Can you PM me with the full contact details on Mr. Falili that you have redacted in your post?
I am quite sure with a minor amount of research, there will be a local connection.
A "Failing" Campaign for The CSF/Developer Candidates: Looks realistic. It is not dollars that win elections. It is what is marked down on the ballot. Looking back through the financiasl an interesting thing is observable:
- - - The Big Money candidates of Iverson-Fowler-Hendrix-Basham all have big donations from a very limited number of donors. HBA-CSF-Nor'wood-Lane-LaPlata-Johnson, etc. But those candidates have a very low number of private donors. (Votes count)
The non-Big Money candidates have impressive funds - but from many more donors - if votes count - then it looks as if CSF may have cause to be concerned.
Gaebler (wide public support) About 230 private donations. -0- Big Money donations.
Iverson has only 22 private donations. 21 Big Money donations.
Skorman (wide public support) About 210 private donations. -0- Big Money donations.
Hendrix has only 20 private donations yet has 16 Big Money donations.
Fowler has only 9 private donations. 14 Big Money donations.
Basham is at the bottom. 5 private donations. 13 Big Money donations.
Mrs. Collins is not big on fund-raising but she did, as you have stated earlier, beat Deborah Hendrix once - and then survived the Hendrix-led recall.
Obviously these numbers will change - but as of 8:00 pm on 10 March - that's the score.
The Take A Way: Looks as if the 'non-CSF/Builder' candidates have more wide-spread support, including the incumbents - thus more potential votes to win and the Big Money candidates will be able to go back to their day jobs on April 5th.
The Indy broke a story from Ms. Zubeck third week of Dec 2016 about concerns Council Member Gaebler had about 'mPACT' a local group working to secure the services of a professional lobby organization in Washington DC - and brought up the need to use city funds to assist with the pay for a grant writer for 'mPACT' - with the grant writer being Whitley Crow, the daughter of Lynette Crow-Iverson.
Lynette Crow-Iverson is the candidate heavily funded by the development community and Colorado Springs Forward to run against Jill Gaebler.
By the first week in February, 2017 - - an 'investigative researcher' in Washington DC is looking for details on Ms. Gaebler and her tenure with her former employer through formal CORA request to the city?
In conjunction with a similar request for information on the ethics issue that resulted in a failed recall attempt of Council Member Collins by another candidate in this years council race funded by who: the development community and Colorado Springs Forward - formerly chaired by Lynette Crow-Iverson.
Deborah Hendrix is the candidate heavily funded by the development community and Colorado Springs Forward to run against Helen Collins.
This week featured a rather interesting op-ed piece from the Gazette; basically a 'hit piece' on council candidate for District 3, Richard Skorman who is being challenged by Chuck Fowler. The comments following the op-ed 'hit piece' have been running heavily critical of the article and seemingly very supportive of Mr. Skorman.
Mr. Chuck Fowler is the candidate heavily funded by the development community and by Colorado Springs Forward.
Thank you Matt. There is another one not quite up to 'politically correct' standards - with $266,000.00 being thrown at this city council race - and $175,000 of that coming from the developer community - hopefully people are asking why are the developers working so hard and spending so much to control council?
Mr. Stein and Ms. Zubeck have done an excellent job in tracking the money in the city council election - When one 'blows away the smoke' the amount of dollars who is getting from whom makes an interesting visual. Check it out.
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