I’ll re-cap the debate in more detail later. A 1:30 am home arrival combined with morning meetings mean truncated posting for now.
Two items of note:
1) Much of the debate centered on agreement between the candidates on most issues. There was quite a bit of sparring between Rick Allen and Wright McLeod on the next to the last question asked. Each got to air charges, defenses, and counter charges over the ethics complaint Allen’s team launched regarding McLeod’s disclosures and over each’s former support for Democrats.
Earlier in the Debate, McLeod answered the question of his vote in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary by saying he voted for Governor Bill Richardson. Allen’s team is sending out emails this morning claiming that McLeod’s precinct has no recorded votes for Richardson during that primary.
So, the sparring between the two continues.
2) There was a straw poll. Of the roughly 156 headcount in attendance, 102 voted.
Wright McLeod 55
Maria Sheffield 32
Lee Anderson 11
Rick Allen 4
Make of that what you will. I’m late for a meeting.