The Citizens for Change ticket led by incumbent LaBrosse has, when asked questions through their Facebook page, called some voters "delusional" and talked down to others insinuating that they were uninformed. The Coalition for Open Government on the other hand, just deletes questions from their page when they don't want to answer them, they also delete comments when they don't agree with them.
Just this afternoon I posted a picture on both team's Facebook pages. The picture (seen below) was of their lawn signs side-by-side on a property with a dilapidated building and overgrown weeds. I asked both sides what they intend to do about these eye sores, especially as the property in question displayed their campaign lawn sign.
The Coalition for Open Government deleted my post, when I reposted and asked why my original post had been deleted I was banned from the page. See below a screen shot from my Facebook page, I no longer have the right to post.
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The Citizens for Change team on the other hand at least engaged me. But rather than answering the question they slang mud at the other team and then accused me of supporting the Coalition for Open Government slate. Talk about winning friends and influencing people.
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Here I am 30 hours from the election with neither side showing why they deserve my vote. I thought I was going to be voting for two Coalition for Open Government candidates, they absolutely blew it for themselves through their Facebook actions. The Citizens for Change, well they at least engaged me in a "dialogue." Unfortunately, they offered nothing of value or substance. The hardest part for me in this election is that after pouring over all of the literature, researching each candidate, and reading their positions on matters, I cannot pick out five candidates of the eleven that I would trust to run this city. In a city of 40,000+ residents, is this really the best that we could do?