I’m not always the biggest fan of Ray Carroll, but count me as one that will be glad to see him dispatch his opponent, Sean Collins, tomorrow. Collins’s campaign has been mostly centered around the Rosemont Mine. From talking to local Republicans, Collins hasn’t been very good in public appearances. “Dull and inarticulate” is how one put it to me. Word to Rosemont’s other put up candidates (I’m looking at you Fernando Gonzales and Tanner Bell), if Rosemont is going to be your one issue, you may want to learn how to talk about it.
The best indications that Collins is going down are the attacks on Carroll’s supporters. It’s funny to watch him go after county treasurer Beth Ford of all people, but having his supporters call out Bruce Ash as a “RINO” for his support of Carroll is, by far, the most entertaining dumb-ass name calling of the cycle, possibly the decade.
Word to local RINO hunters: if you really believe that Ash, the staunchest Republican you’ll meet and the person responsible for some of the nastiest IE campaigns against local Democrats in recent years, is some sort of crypto-liberal, you really, really need to get out more. The stale indoor air is doing something to you.