Progress NC Action has launched this website in which they call Losurdo "the queen of extreme" for various remarks she's posted on Facebook. The group accuses Losurdo's remarks of showing she has "extremist ideas," "anti-public school views" and "hate speech."
One remark they highlight is a Facebook post from Losurdo in which she uses the acronym "LMAO!!!," for "laughing my a-- off," in response to a 2010 post by her husband, Craig Losurdo: "The skunk has replaced the Eagle as the new symbol of the American Presidency. It is half black, half white, and everything it does stinks!"
In another 2010 exchange, Losurdo responds to a photo posted by her husband of a car with the bumper sticker, "Did you vote for Obama? Thanks a lot [expletive]." Another poster asks if the photo shows Heather Losurdo's car.
Heather Losurdo responded, according to the Facebook page: "It's not mine, but if I can find out who does that around here, you're damn skippy it's going on mine."
The website has several other statements that Gerrick Brenner, executive director of Progress NC, calls "racially loaded" and inappropriate for someone who aspires to be a community leader and role model to children.
"I think they really raise questions about her ability and willingness to build consensus to lead diverse communities and her sensitivity to different communities," Brenner said.
Losurdo doesn't deny making the Facebook comments. But she calls it inappropriate and "character assassination" for Progress NC to use statements made by her and her husband from before she was a candidate.
"It's shocking to me that people who disagree with me personally have chosen to attack me through my Facebook postings, and those of my husband," Losurdo said. "He's not the candidate. I am."
She said the remarks about Obama were in "poor taste" and that she regretted having made them.
"It was inappropriate," Losurdo said. "It was a joke. "It has nothing to do with the service that I'll provide to the residents of Wake County."
Losurdo said she can represent all the people in Wake County, including those who disagree with her.
Progress NC is not officially connected with any school board candidate or political party. But the group has been going after Republicans in its various endeavors.
The website was created by Progress NC Action, the group formed by the parent organization to allow it to be involved in political races.