Ward 3 Candidate and ANC 3/4G Commissioner was called out this afternoon by several Chevy Chase residents after fellow ANC Commissioner and Campagin Treasurer, Jerry Levine stated, "Robert has now also been endorsed by the editors of the Northwest Current newspaper in its editorial yesterday,
saying in part that he is the best candidate to represent the interests of Ward Three constituents". As reported yesterday in this forum, the Northwest Current considered Gordon and Cheh to be finalists for their endorsement, but at the end of the day, the NW Current gave the edge to the GWU Law Professor. This was noted by one Listserv member, "A point of clarification. The Current stated that both Gordon and Cheh "rise to the top of a highly competitive and generally well qualified field. At the end of the editorial, the Current stated that, "Given the potential uncertainities...that will have anywhere from four to six new members, we lean slightly towards Ms. Cheh."
Another poster later noted, "With supporters like this, Robert is in trouble.
You (Levine) write "Robert has now also been endorsed by the editors of the Northwest Current newspaper in its editorial yesterday, saying in part that he is the best candidate to represent the interests of Ward Three constituents." While this statement is accurate, it is at best disingenuous. The Current actually gave its endorsement to 2 candidates, Mr. Gordan and Mary Cheh. Further, while stating that Mr. Gordon might do better representing the interests specific to Ward 3, the editorial went on to say that Ms. Cheh might do better tackling issues common to all of the city. Finally, the Current actually stated a slight overall preference for Ms. Cheh.
I hear Mrs. Lincoln gave the play a great review.