What do President Barack Obama and the Wake County school board have in common?
Evidently some Obama supporters want to take out school board chairman Ron Margiotta to help restore a Democratic majority on the school board. Next year's Presidential election will mix with this fall's school board races at tonight's Obama For America Southern Wake Grassroots Planning Session.
"This is an opportunity for all supporters who are 'In' for President Obama's re-election to meet, find out what we are doing now and see where our road map leads for 2012," according to a listing for the event. "It is also an opportunity for supporters to provide feedback for what they would like to see in our campaign as this is a grassroots movement.
We will also take this opportunity to address our precinct organization and our plans for the very important 2011 School Board and municipal races. Did you know that 4 seats for the minority members are up for re-election as well as Margiotta's seat? This is a crucial election for the future of our children in Wake and NC as well as our economy."