Wake County Republican Party Chairwoman Susan Bryant is attributing last week's school board election results to "President Obama’s national organization" while also trying to rally people around Heather Losurdo's runoff efforts.
In the first post-election issue of the Elephant Express, Bryant writes today that "President Obama, Governor Perdue, and Reverend Barber won last week." She charges that the various Democratic-leaning groups that sent out mailers attacking Losurdo and school board chairman Ron Margiotta are linked to Obama.
"Make no mistake!" Bryant writes. "President Obama’s national organization was very much involved in the recent elections, with particular emphasis on Ron Margiotta’s and Heather Losurdo’s campaigns. They hired 'volunteers' and spent tens of thousands on mailers cleverly disguised as coming from non-related groups.
We cannot and will not be fooled by their disingenuous efforts to deceive us and to demoralize us. And, while we cannot compete with his billion dollar campaign, we can compete for the hearts and souls of our Wake County voters."
Moving ahead to the Nov. 8 runoff election, Bryant points to Tuesday's no votes on the student assignment plan by board members Kevin Hill and Keith Sutton.
Bryant calls the new plan "an end to forced busing for socioeconomic diversity and a victory for neighborhood schools." But she says that electing Hill to give Democrats a new majority will put the plan at risk.
"So the three new Democrats, plus Sutton and Hill, would make a majority, which could undo the plan at any time, or emasculate it by amendment," Bryant writes. "That means Heather Losurdo’s election becomes even more critically important than ever. Only if she wins is the new plan secure."