Unfortunately Democratic voters were unable to appreciate the genius of the “party switch” message in last year’s 15th District primary, but it is going to be a great asset to Tom Muller. The fact of the party switch tells voters everything they need to know. No more explanation is needed. Tom Muller used to be a Republican, but then the Republican Party lost their minds, and moderate people can no longer support them.
Here’s the money quote from Bernie O’Hare’s excellent report:
He chose the triangle for his announcement because that’s where the so-called “reform” team of County Commissioners wanted to send $209,000 in CDBG funds back to the federal government.
“I’m running for Lehigh County Exec because I’m not running for Congress. I’m running to serve the people of Lehigh County.
“I’ve heard an awful lot of talk over the last year over why we can’t take this money (referring to Emmaus Green Future fund grant money) from the government because we have a national debt or we owe China money. I think the job of County Executive is to serve everybody in the County, to work for you, to bring as much of our money that we send to Washington back here rather than to say, ‘No thank you, I don’t want it because you’ve got a national debt problem.’
The other (unintended) news from Tom Muller’s announcement is that Emmaus Councilman Wes Barrett will be running for Lehigh County Commissioner.