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Letter: Plainfield Democrats Support Clean Politics

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The Plainfield Township Democratic Organization, which I am proud to be a Precinct Committeeman and the Plainfield Township Democratic Chairman, have fully realized and have a standing policy toward the process of clean campaigning.

Many of our Candidates have experienced the loss of signs costing them huge amounts of hard earned campaign funds.

Many of our supporters, businesses and homeowners, have unfortunately experienced candidate signs removed from locations by persons or persons who feel this is how to campaign.

The Plainfield Township Democratic Organization Precinct Committeepersons, Candidates and supporters fully understand and endorse the democratic process and engaging the voters of Plainfield Township.

It is unfortunate, in our Township; there are those who feel removal of opposition signage is the process to get their candidates elected.

Local Republican Candidates and Leaders have obviously failed to follow the same policy exercised by the local Democrats and our Candidates.

Recently, we have not only experienced loss of signage by small minded individuals, we have to contend with the interpretation of placement ordinances by the Plainfield Police Department and the removal of signage, along with the subsequent destruction of the signs.

Though it appears this was a process affecting both parties, it was not a well thought out process by our local police and frankly a waste of local taxpayer dollars.

Many of the signs removed were placed, with permission by local businesses and property owners on their side of sidewalk by Precinct Committeepersons with the understanding Democratic signage will be removed shortly after the General Election.

Again, the Plainfield Township Democratic Organization strongly supports the democratic process of clean politicking and directly engaging the electorate.

Thank you and no matter who you support, please exercise the right to vote this coming November 6th.

Michael “Mike” Keniley

Precinct Committeeman, Plainfield Precinct 14 and the Chairman of the Plainfield Township Democratic Organization

HMDWS November 01, 2012 at 11:51 AM
A perfectly played action straight out of 'Rules for Radicals' being demonstrated here by our local Democrats! Accuse your opponent of what you are doing yourself. You can write all the trumped up letters you would like, but intelligent people see right through it. All you have to do is watch the Occupy movement to see the real criminality of the Democratic party. Pathetic!
Ray November 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Can anyone tell me where my Garrett Peck and Romney Ryan signs went?
Tim November 01, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I saw plenty of signs blow around after the remnants of Sandy were in the area. Turns out, a large flat surface 'secured' with flimsy wires and no anchoring, tends to blow away in a moderate breeze. I had to give a few of these signs back to my neighbors 3 houses down Monday night. But then again, that's less interesting than the conspiracy world the first poster seems to be living in.
Cathy Kalnicky November 02, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Really - Sandy! Why did all my signs disappear on Saturday night from in front of my house and my neighbors houses supporting Romney and Kalnicky?
Bringback Bilecki November 04, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I find this letter hilarious and a flat out lie. Mr Democrat Chairman, please explain why there is a large Garrett Peck sign slashed in pieces. The middle was cut out and left on the ground while the poles and sides of the sign are still standing. This was done with a razor or should I say a "Jennifer Bertino windshear". I am a teacher and was gong to vote for her. Now I am voting for Garrett Peck. At least the past democrat chairman admit your local party stole republican yard signs. You can still find this act of vandalism on rt 30 and 119th street . I cannot believe jbt's campaign has stooped this low. She should be ashamed of herself.
Cathy Kalnicky November 05, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Proof? All the republican signs are gone and the opponents are still up? Very suspicious don't you think? Ballsy enough to leave a calling card on my driveway too - all the republican signs they pulled and the opponents sign on top of the pile. Even my daughters know this behavior is wrong, out of the mouth of babes - what are we FIVE! Grow up, I do not think out of sight out of mind will work. Do not blame the youth of my subdivision either.

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