The Higgins team is still hard at it, arguing that they should be allowed to go door to door and demand that anyone with a Baldwin yard sign hand over their Chapman signs. Consistent with his out-of-touch letter (I wonder if he cleared that with Geary first), David LaRock is out busily winning friends and influencing people. Not:
Thanks for letting me know there is disagreement with me suggesting Mike Chapman give some thought to separating his signs from Baldwin’s on the main drag in Hamilton, in Baldwin’s front yard or elsewhere where hundreds of people see them every day…
…As we all know, anyone who is part of the Republican team, needs to remember, that allows them to draw from the team and requires they give back to the team. Think about what would happen if Mike or someone speaking on his behalf, knocked on those 5-6 doors to say please don’t use my sign with Baldwin’s. Worst case for Mike is he could lose 5-6 votes… or maybe some of those 5-6 people would stick with Mike because he is a team player, net result for Mike in either case is very small… [emphasis mine]
Yeah, that’s being a “good team player,” going door to door demanding that voters take down another Republican’s yard sign. So alien to these paranoiacs is the notion of nonpartisan agreement that they can only imagine a vast, shadowy conspiracy. Are they really proposing knocking on Malcolm Baldwin’s door and demand that he relinquish his signs? The appearance, at least, is that they’ve been told by someone to stand down. So, are they just loose cannon volunteers that Geary Higgins wishes would go away? Or do they have his blessing for this behavior?
This goes beyond just signs, however. This small group comprises a cell within the LCRC that is now actively campaigning against the Republican nominee and trolling for any reason to do so, including the claim that his campaign manager “used to be a Democrat.” As far as I know they are all LCRC members, and are therefore in violation of this:
To remain eligible for membership on the County Committee, members shall not support any candidate opposing a nominee of the Loudoun County Republican Party or the Republican Party of Virginia or the Republican National Committee.
Will we be seeing a housecleaning sometime soon? And again, I have to wonder to what degree Mr. Higgins is involved in this drama queen nonsense.