Recent advertisements in your newspaper declare that some Democrats have endorsed Benigno Fitial for Governor. This is not the case.
The Executive Committee of the NMI Democrats met after the regular election to discuss endorsing a candidate for the runoff election. During our meeting there was no discussion as to whether the party would endorse Fitial or Heinz Hofschneider, we were in unanimous agreement that we would either endorse Hofschneider or nobody at all. In the end we decided it was in the best interests of the party not to endorse a candidate, however individuals were free to endorse any candidate of their choosing.
The defining characteristics of Fitial's first four years in office, fear, hatred, bigotry, oppression and deceit, do not mesh with the values and principles espoused by the Democratic Party. As President Obama so famously stated, "We are choosing hope over fear."
Please discontinue printing advertisements about the NMI Democratic Party that have not been endorsed or paid for by the NMI Democratic Party.
NMI Democratic Party