The Democratic Party of Virginia recently sent out a misleading, deceitful mailer on behalf of Kaye Kory, who is running against Danny Smith in the 38th District. Smith’s campaign has called on Kory to denounce the mailer sent out by the DPVA that said Smith stated support for cutting a certain amount of education funding out of the general fund. Smith said,
The Danny Smith Campaign demands the Democratic Party of Virginia and the Kaye Kory Campaign apologize to the voters of the 38th District for sending out a piece that blatantly misconstrues the truth and misleads thousands of voters. Sending out a mailer with falsified information the Friday afternoon before the election is the kind of dirty campaign tactics that do not belong in Virginia. The voters of the 38th District deserve to be represented by a leader who will not use deceitful campaign tricks to win votes.
Here are the mailers:
Just another hint of desperation and a dirty display of the political process.
In the 38th District, Danny Smith has been working hard to get elected by sharing his vision for improving Fairfax County’s outlook on education, transportation, and the economy. From my first interview with Smith back in May, I knew that he stood a strong chance of winning this seat, especially after watching the performance of his opponent during a debate about a month ago.
Well, The Washington Post and Fairfax Times have endorsed Smith for Delegate.
Fairfax Times said:
We like what we’re hearing from Republican Danny Smith, who has some interesting thoughts on improving Fairfax County’s transportation, education, and economic outlook. Smith’s idea of setting smaller, more attainable transportation objectives in order to regain the trust of Fairfax residents who’ve been sending dollars to Richmond for 20-plus years certainly resonates with us. He also has strong opinions on tailoring K-12 education to our high-tech world, saying math and science need to be getting more attention in our classrooms.
The Washington Post said:
Danny R. Smith, the Republican candidate, is a bright, independent-minded civic leader who cares about promoting affordable housing. A Realtor and corporate executive, he would bring a refreshingly bipartisan sensibility to Richmond.
There’s still a lot more work to be done, and if you would like to help Danny to victory, visit his website.
The Providence District Council held a candidate forum on Tuesday night featuring all of the candidates running for the Delegates seats in the district. Delegate Danny Smith was in attendance, while his opponent, Kaye Kory arrived late due to a conflict at another school (sources from the school deny her attendance). While the forum was relaxed in nature, it turned pretty heated when residents disagreed with Kory. Kory yelled at the audience and displayed her irritation. You can see this at the :29 mark.
If Kory loses her temper and yells at those who disagree with her, what type of Delegate will she be? We can beg to differ with others.
Things are beginning to heat up in the 38th House District race between Kaye Kory and Danny Smith. In fact, there seems to be a little campaign dodge ball game going on, as Kory is dodging a debate with Smith. Smith’s campaign sent a letter to Kory requesting a debate after she trounced Bob Hull in the Democratic primary election last month. This debate would focus on discussing the issues that face many in the 38th District.
Why won’t Kaye Kory debate and discuss the issues with Danny Smith? Is it because she feels overconfident that this race is in the bag? Well, if last month’s election results did show one thing, it is that the top candidate was too confident and lost big time. One wonders if the same will play out for Kory in November.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to conduct an interview Danny Smith, who is running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 38th District. The current incumbent is Bob Hull, who is facing a primary against Kaye Kory. Smith discussed how his campaign is going and addressed some of the core issues that his campaign will focus on. Right now, the residents of the 38th District deserves better leadership in Richmond, and Bob Hull has dropped the ball in his service to his community. Danny Smith is the right candidate, who will provide solid leadership in Richmond.
Interview with CCC: Danny Smith, Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates from Krystle Weeks on Vimeo.
**Cross Posted at Virginia News Platoon and YR Dominion