(Facebook wall, that is.)
I just noticed some interesting developments in the Burlington City Council race coming up next week. In Ward Two, Democrat Emily Lee is running against longtime Progressive council member Jane Knodell. Jane Knodell is an old line Prog who held a seat for fourteen years, while Lee is a young newcomer to city politics.
If you've been watching the election on Facebook you might be excused for a bit of confusion about which of these candidats has the endorsement of Mayor Weinberger.
For instance, if you go to Knodell's campaign Facebook page you will see a photo of Senator Tim Ashe with the message encouraging you to vote for Knodell “If you want to see Mayor Weinberger succeed with his initiatives.”
Then, if you go to Lee's campaign page you will see this picture:
So wait a minute: who actually gts the mayor's endorsement?
I put that question to the Knodell campaign, and here's the response I got:
No it's an observation from Senator Ashe regarding the importance of having experience on the Council
As I say, one might be excused for thinking that Weinberger is supporting Knodell, or at least that the Knodell campaign wants you to think that Weinberger is supporting her. The fact, though, is that Weinberger has endorsed Emily Lee, no matter what you might have otherwise inferred from Facebook.
And if you're just curious about who will help advance Miro Weinberger's initiative, well, Miro thinks it's Emily Lee.