Republican draws first blood as campaign heats up early

The Jack Report

In a world of female MMA fighters, bodybuilders, and wrestlers, tough wouldn’t be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Peggy Gossett-Seidman, but that would be a mistake.

Seidman is a Highland Beach City Commissioner, Republican, and candidate for State House, District 91.

Monday, I received a mail piece that strikes at the heart of Democrat Andy Thompson’s candidacy for the same House seat.

Thompson is a City Council Member in Boca Raton, a city that’s a big part of District 91 and has had pitched battles over traffic and overdevelopment for decades.

Peggy Gossett-Seidman petition front

The mailer asks voters to sign a petition urging the city council and the Mayor of Boca Raton to scrap any plans to eliminate lanes on Palmetto Park Road.

Peggy Gossett-Seidman petition back

Thomson is not the mayor, though. Republican Scott Singer is.

Singer endorsed Thomson.

In this instance, collateral political damage inflicted on Singer by the Republican candidate is acceptable by the game’s rules.

The day after Easter is an incredibly early time to start hitting your opponent for a November election, which signals that this race will be a hugely expensive grinding war of attrition.

Seidman has the resources to engage in such a war. She has put in around two hundred thousand dollars of her own money, and serious Republican players back her.

When explicitly asked about the mailer, Seidman responded,

“Palmetto Park Road is one of two roadways serving beach residents. Traffic is already at an all-time high due to area growth. Removing two roadway lanes will force vehicles north to Spanish River Bridge and further bottleneck that intersection, which cars use as an I-95 and FAU feeder route. Palmetto is also a hurricane evacuation route.”

Peggy Gossett-Seidman traffic letter

Full Disclosure: I have donated to the Seidman campaign

Karen Brill

Karen Brill, School Board Vice Chairwoman, District 3 at School Board of Palm Beach County, is running for reelection, and she’s starting to roll out some big endorsements.

Brill announced endorsements by Dave Aronberg, the State Attorney for Palm Beach County, and Joseph Abruzzo, the PBC Clerk, and Comptroller.

                     Joseph Abruzzo endorses Karen Brill Dave Aronberg endorses Karen Brill

PBC School District Candidates 2022

Alan Huber

A local insurance agent, Alan Huber, publishes a fabulous newsletter with bite-sized talking points and thoughts.

This morning Huber’s newsletter had this little gem. I had never thought about this aspect of the move to let deadbeat students stick the rest of us with their loans, and I haven’t seen anyone else mention it, either.

if Biden wipes out all student loans, what happens to people applying for a loan the next day? Do they know they will never have to pay it back, or are they the only people in the whole world who will have to pay back the loans? Inquiring minds want to know

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