After seeing Steve Chapman hand out his push cards during the Manassas City municpal elections last May and getting a huge amount of abuse for it, you’d think that folks would have understood how raw attention grabbing like this doesn’t work. Then again, we haven’t seen a whole lot of candidates like Faisal Gill.
Faisal Gill gave this push card to precinct workers to be handed out to voters who were coming to vote in the special election for Occoquan supervisor. Faisal Gill wasn’t on the ballot. Tuesday’s election wasn’t about Faisal Gill, it was about Mike May. But instead of allowing poll workers to concentrate on what was important, this was an opportunity for Faisal Gill to try to steal some attention, just as happened at the poorly run Republican convention Faisal ran, and which nominated Mike May, when he littered his campaign materials there. Some folks I spoke with at the Mike May victory party weren’t too pleased about this attention grabbing stunt.
This was Mike May’s day. It wasn’t an opportunity for a desperate campaign to pull a Steve Chapman stunt and try to steal some attention. Perhaps the colors used in the piece are fitting.
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