I appreciate the fact that David Kolbe addresses comments, concerns and even accusations in Letters to the Editor. He responds to questions on his FB campaign wall as well. He’s open, honest and willing to discuss issues and follow up, via email or phone, to clarify if necessary. He makes himself available to the folks in District 22.
In contrast there’s Curt Nisly. Nine days ago I posted a question on Curt Nisly’s FB campaign wall. It was a two part question. I asked him why the Lunch Pail Republicans would endorse him, with a $15K contribution, and I asked him what his views were on organized labor and right-to-work legislation. Two days later I got a partial answer. He quoted from an article that described the PAC’s beliefs/goals and then included the link to the story. That told me what they believed. I was already aware that this PAC was targeting moderate Republicans that opposed right-to-work legislation. Is he saying that he is a moderate Republican that opposes right-to-work legislation? I just want to know his views.
I thanked him for his response and again asked for his views. Another week has passed with no response from him or anyone from his campaign team. Is it really asking too much of a candidate to explain their views on legislation? I think many Democrats and Republicans would like to hear why Curt accepted this campaign contribution and I don’t think it’s out of line to expect an answer.
I would encourage District 22 voters to get to know David. He’s extremely approachable, genuinely willing to engage in conversation with you, and he is certainly not evasive in his answers.
And, Curt … I’m still waiting for a response.