MD-04: Al Wynn's Cronies use More Strong Arm Tactics to Silence Donna Edwards
by andy k, Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 08:47:47 AM EDT
There was a brief sideshow last week in Lanham as the State Central Committee voted in Michael Cryor as its new party chairman when congressional candidate Donna Edwards was tossed out of the meeting.
Edwards, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Albert Wynn (D-Dist. 4) of Mitchellville, was in the crowd with campaign materials when the encounter happened. One of the electrical union reps who runs the Lanham building where the event was being held apparently didn't appreciate her presence, and confronted her.
Edwards said Charles Graham, one of the managers for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 26 office, told her he was a Wynn supporter and that she was ``not welcome." So she left. But she said others in the room had on buttons for presidential candidates, so she felt she should be able to campaign as well.
Edwards was indignant.
``I'm a lifelong Democrat, and I felt that those are things that should be open to all in the party," she said. ``I'm not going to be intimidated ... or mistreated in the process [of campaigning]."
Its sad that this is the sort of thing we have come to expect from Wynn and his supporters.
Lets not forget what happened last time Al Wynn set his supporters on Edwards campaign staff. Youtube link here.
Lets also not forget that these men are still employed by Wynn at his Largo office. Bill Boston and Darius White were charged with assaulting the man in video above, yet they still work for Wynn. Between the thuggish criminals and Harold Ford Jr., its clear that Wynn surrounds himself with the best that corporate money can buy.
Now, to get the bad taste out of your mouth, lets watch Donna at last year's NAACP debate. Youtube link here
Ah, so refreshing.
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crossposted at Free State Politics