Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Are the Gloves Coming Off In the Race for Mayor of Lake Oswego?

To All COLA LO Members,

This past week members  and friends were surprised to receive the first negative mailer we have seen in the local election.   It seems the race must be very close and both candidates are now changing their tactics. 

Members received the following mailer last week and found it very interesting.   At the same time it came with more details differentiating the candidates for mayor on the backside of the direct mail piece.

The additional details are listed in the photo to the left.    Residents must be asking themselves "does this portend of a new era in LO politics?"    Only time will tell and lets see what happens over the next week.  

During this week COLA LO members also  received an email letter from Mayoral candidate Greg Macpherson which provided some unique insights into the race.   The letter is reproduced below.  

While members reviewed the text they noticed that the contact to assist Greg Macpherson had a (202)  area code.    The location of this code is Washington DC.

Are candidates for mayor now receiving partisan professional political advice and support?    More details are sure to be forthcoming as the election proceeds toward the final outcome.  Stay tuned as the city awaits additional efforts by the candidates and the community decides.    

October 29, 2012
Ballots are due a week from tomorrow! I can't believe the we're finally this close.
It's been 9 months since I announced my candidacy for Mayor, and because of all the hard work we've done together, we are now in a position to win this election. To ensure victory, we need to join together once again and push through the finish line.
78 percent of Lake Oswegans have yet to cast their ballots and with so much of the media's attention focused on national politics, many people are just tuning into the mayoral race now. That means most of the crucial persuasion of voters in this race will happen in the next week, and we need your help to spread the word.
Here's what you can to help us win:
Phone Banking: On Tuesday 10/30, Thursday 11/1, and Monday 11/5 we are going to be phone banking from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at a location in Lake Oswego. We will have snacks, refreshments, and a lively atmosphere with other likeminded politically engaged folks.
Sign Waiving: On several mornings, starting Tuesday 10/30, we're going to be waving signs at busy intersections from 7:30am to 8:30am as people are making their morning commute.
Let us Know: If you'll be joining us for phone banking and/or sign waiving, please contact Peter Gorman to get details at 202-506-0044 or

Grassroots Advocacy With Your Network: The other thing that will really make a difference is if you can reach out to your own network of friends and acquaintances in Lake Oswego and tell them why you are supporting my campaign. Send them an email, reach out to them on social media, give them a call, or even knock on their door. Your personal story will mean a lot more to them than any other sort of message from the campaign.

I am very proud of the team of supporters and friends that have joined me in this effort over these past 9 months. Together we have created a movement that will bring civility back to the political discourse in Lake Oswego at a time when it has become more polarized than ever before. My deepest thanks go out to each and every one of you for all of the help that you have provided to my campaign. I wouldn't be in the position I am today if it weren't for you.

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