Last week, I asked – what role should a Congressional District GOP committee and administration have when it comes to assisting its associated Congressional District’s congressional candidate, as well as its various BPOUs’ legislative races?
Yesterday morning, I went over some of the feedback I’d gotten. And yesterday at noon, we looked at an email by newly-elected 4th CD GOP chairman John Kysylyczyn which seems to mean that he thinks that, as regards the district’s various races, there really is no role – and that, in Kysylyczyn’s own words, “To be frank, it does not matter if we are up to any particular speed for this fall’s elections…I sat down the first week on the job and read the state and CD constitutions and the bylaws. My analysis is strictly based off of those documents”.
In writing this series, I wrote to Kysylyczyn to ask him what he, the chairman, thought the role of the 4th CD in fact was. His response: “I read your blog and with all due respect, it didn’t rise to a journalistic standard where I would feel comfortable participating”. Further: “Because I own a print newspaper, maybe my standards are unreasonable high, but they are my standards and I would ask for your understanding”.
Are Kysylyczyn’s standards as a print newspaper owner too high (he owns the Anoka County Recorder, a paper that prints public notices, syndicated copy and press releases)? Are mine too low?
Maybe he’ll answer questions for the mere peasants who live and work and try to support a party in the 4th CD?
UPDATE: Yesterday, on the CD4 Facebook page and website, it was announced that the district will have its first full committee meeting, on June 11.
What else do you notice about the CD4 website/blog?