Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Old Web Sites Never Die In CD 8...

…and they never just fade away, either. Consider Eva Bacal’s web site, left over from her 2004 CD8 campaign against Jim Kolbe. It still exists, and is so general that you might at first think it belonged to her 2006 campaign until you look at the list of folks who endorse her and realize that many of them are supporting Giffords this time around.

According to the FEC Bacal has not yet registered for the 2006 election cycle, which ought to be---but isn’t---a slight embarrassment to the folks planning the February First Democracy For America Tucson candidate forum. It seems they had a requirement that candidates had to be registered by January 1st in order to take part, which is why Patty Weiss will have a table but will not be speaking.

It’s pretty hard to believe that Weiss is not a viable candidate, who should have a chance to appear, for comparison, with her fellow candidates. Never mind that she did not register with the FEC until January 19th.

In an e-mail exchange DFA Tucson explained that it was news to them Bacal had not yet registered for 2006 and they could hardly “disinvite” her now. Weiss would have a chance to appear at another DFA Tucson meeting.Why not squeeze Weiss in? I guess there just wouldn’t be time. They have to clear the hall and turn off the lights by 9:00 pm.

It’s a funny world.

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