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I heard a rumor that the Original Save Our Beach PAC was supporting Robb. NOT TRUE!
The OSOBs are an issues PAC and by charter are not permitted to endorse candidates. So to say as a group that they support a candidate is false.
It might be said that a particular OSOB member is supporting a candidate. A member, not acting as a spokesperson for the group can, of course, voice their opinion. I may have been heard to say, "In my opinion, of the two running for Mayor, the better for the city (as hard as that might be to believe) would be Peggy Noland." But that in no way means all OSOBs think that way, or that we have consensus, or endorse either candidate for Mayor.
How do these rumors get started? My guess is that at the commission meeting last Tuesday someone saw Jean Robb talk to me and inferred an endorsement. What a riot, Jean was asking me about an email from the Woman's Club. Small minded people love to spread gossip so this wholly fabricated impossible rumor went viral.
Many OSOB members worked to get Ben Preston elected in the last election, but they did that as individuals, not as a committee. Some may work for a candidate in this upcoming election and, as hard as it is to see the people who are so strongly identified with the OSOB group working for a candidate and NOT surmise that the committee has made an endorsement, that is the reality.
So, let's get this perfectly clear, if you hear that Bett Willett, (co-president of the OSOBs) supports someone, ask me if it is true and I might tell you, but that DOES NOT mean the OSOBs support that candidate.
Believe me, you will know when the OSOBs have an issue and a cause they support, we shout it from the rooftops, you may have noticed that the OSOBs don't hide their opinions on issues.