Sekou Biddle Becomes the Human Embodiment of Vote Splitting
Last month, LL wrote about Ward 1 challengers Bryan Weaver and Brianne Nadeau. They're at risk of creating yet another split election amongst the city's "progressive" voters, in part because of their similar platform (education; not being Jim Graham).
No one knows vote-splitting better than one-time Councilmember Sekou Biddle, who sliced and diced himself out of two At-Large elections, including one when he ran against Weaver. But now, in a bit of dramatic irony, Biddle has himself become split between Weaver and Nadeau.
In July, Biddle gave $500 to Weaver's campaign. Last Wednesday, though, Biddle diversified his contributions and gave $250 to Nadeau.
Apparently, though, Weaver's relationship with Biddle has improved since Biddle tried to kick him off the 2011 ballot. On Thursday, Biddle asked Nadeau's campaign to return his contribution.
Nadeau referred LL's questions about the contribution to Biddle. In turn, Biddle declined to speak on the record to LL about what made him finally make up his mind and back Weaver. No official word yet on whether Biddle will also be giving to Graham's new exploratory committee, though LL supposes it's unlikely.
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