By Adam Pagnucco.
Council At-Large candidates Brandy Brooks and Chris Wilhelm, who are running as a team, have sent out the mailer below raising concerns about the impact of Amazon possibly establishing a second headquarters in Montgomery County. Put aside whatever feelings you have about the underlying issue; we find this to be a smart political tactic. There are so many candidates in the at-large race this year that the victory threshold could be as low as 30,000 votes – or less. If that number of voters, which corresponds to roughly thirty percent of the likely Democratic primary electorate, is concerned about Amazon, and if Brooks and Wilhelm are the only candidates in the race with that message, they could get a leg up. We reprint their mailer – a 15″ by 12″ monster – below.