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Guest column: Honestly, who hates Kroger?
By Al Filidoro, guest columnist
In 2010, in an attempt to distract from the real issue of her campaign - that she was beholden to special interests - Jody Smith falsely accused Melissa Northern of wanting to make FM 2499 a toll road.
That Melissa never wanted such a thing, or that it was even possible, was irrelevant to the strategy. With a billboard, print ads, and a full-out media blitz, Jody Smith then tried to make the mythical 2499 toll road the focus issue of the campaign. Voters were smarter than that and Melissa Northern was elected our mayor.
In this election cycle the new "2499 toll road" is the assertion that NFL hates Kroger. Of course we don't hate Kroger - that's ridiculous - but the truth isn't relevant to Hayden/Webb/Dixon's strategy this year, either.
Our supporters have asked for information they can share to combat this manufactured campaign issue by our opponents. I've attached the letter we sent to those who have inquired about Kroger. You are welcome to share it with others. If they want more information, encourage them to watch the 11/21/11 town council meeting on FMTV in its entirety. They will see that what we describe in the letter below is exactly what happened.
I also encourage you to share the positive story of what has been accomplished in our town in the last two years under Mayor Northern's leadership. The town's annual reports provide good summaries of all our community has done together over the last two years that makes Flower Mound a great place to live, work and play.
2011 Flower Mound Annual Report
2010 Flower Mound Annual Report
Please Vote Northern, Filidoro and Lyda - NFL- this Saturday May 12!
Sincerely, Al Filidoro
Flower Mound Mayor Pro Tem
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