Kristel Foster’s pathetic appeal to donors: I really needed that $5K pay-to-play contribution, help me recover!
I would almost feel sorry for Kristel Foster, but then I remembered she did nothing recently to stop Adelita Grijalva from having security escort me out when I tried to speak at the TUSD call to the audience; Cam actually had a huge smile as they did so.
Has Kristel Foster any shame… well.. no.
Below is a pathetic appeal to collect money from donors using… well… her entire campaign scandal to garner sympathy?
Yes, we all did hear about the $5000 your campaign had to return, because you should not have accepted it in the first place!
It left you in a hard spot because… well… you relied on corrupt campaign contributions to run your campaign.
Kristel says that she is running against individuals who can donate $1000 and… well… Cam Juarez and Kristel had no problem accepting 5x that amount from a Republican living in Paradise Valley!
To be honest… well… that’s not what I would call a “grassroots” campaign!
Please try to hold back your tears as poor Kristel, who was bragging on Facebook recently that her campaign had raised the most money, and now she is taking swipes at candidates like Brett Rustand who do have rich friends, but none as rich as Kristel and Cam’s $10,000 donor.
Kristel’s tears can only be wiped away with… well… $100 bills.
From: Kristel Foster
> Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 5:59 PM
> Subject: 50×100
> You may have heard the news about the $5000 donation our campaign had to return. It wasn’t a hard decision, it was the right thing to do. But it sure has left us in a hard spot. We have an organized business plan with goals and deadlines to win this race, and we can’t….well….we have to win this election!
> I’m sending this email to 50 people who I hope will each contribute $100.
> If you can’t contribute $100 —I’m a teacher, I get that— please give what you can and recruit other donors to make up the difference.
> What I’ve realized through all of this is that this is a campaign of people like me…people who can give $20, $25, $50 ….and we’re running against individuals who can donate $1000, $5000, $7500. We have over 160 individual donors, they have…well, maybe 10.
> This is grassroots organizing for our kids and our community. Please help us keep a teacher’s voice on the TUSD Governing Board.
> Thank you, thank you for your support.
I know many of us will be looking at all the donors who do decide to donate to Kristel Foster after her pay-to-play scandal was revealed, getting caught with her hands in the cookie jar in front of all.
And think… all these donations just to make up for the loss of Carly Brooks’ single donation.
This is… well… pathetic… as are the Democrats who still continue to work to raise money for her and Cam. A list of them is below.
P.S. While Kristel is certified, she is currently not teaching and thus is not a teacher’s voice; she needs to stop lying about that.
A recent commenter on Three Sonorans had the following to say:
There are three possible conclusions that can be drawn from these endorsements:
1) these so-called “Democrats” know nothing about what progressive policy priorities should be in the management of public school districts
2) if they do know what progressive policy priorities should be in these settings, they don’t actually support progressive policy priorities
3) they haven’t been paying attention to the actual voting records and behaviors in office of Foster and Juarez.
Any way you parse it, their endorsements of Foster and Juarez are black marks against their credibility as responsible representatives of the progressive agenda. Progressives should not vote for people who continue to feed the nasty quid-pro-quo insider-controlled, dishonest machine: Pima County Democratic Party politics. This network continues to put ignorant people they can control forward for public office and expect Democratic voters to rubber stamp their ludicrous choices. Foster and Juarez are prime examples of this modus operandi, but you can see it in action across the board, with candidates for many other elected offices.
Ann-Eve Pedersen has been and continues to be a big part of the problem with our local Democratic party. Her critical thinking abilities are weak and her understanding of sound progressive political strategy is non-existent. But she knows everyone and shops around her weak and compromised candidates to her network and the donations roll in. The progressive cause in Southern Arizona would be 100% improved if she left town or found another hobby to fill her time.
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