Benker pulls a Musgrave

If there was one thing I may have agreed with the leftwing loons in town about, it was that when former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave lost to Betsy Markey, she should have at least conceded defeat and congratulated Ms. Markey.  Well, seems history has repeated – although in a different venue.  Not only hasn’t Karen Benker conceded victory to Katie Witt, or congratulated her, but she also skipped out on a Town Meeting on Saturday that was previously scheduled.  Outgoing Mayor Roger Lange kept this engagement, along with the opening of the Greenway later in the day.
Here’s sampling of one of the news articles about Marilyn Musgrave from The Colorado (Not So) Independent – and adapted for our particular situation.

Not only has lame-duck Rep. Marilyn Musgrave Karen Benker still refused to concede to Betsy Markey Katie Witt, but the word is around D.C. Longmont that the Fort Morgan Republican Prospect Democrat has gone into hiding since the 12-point 20-point drubbing that cost the three-term congresswoman 1 and change term councilwoman her seat. “[More] rumors abound that no one has seen or talked to Musgrave Benker since the brutal loss; she’s all but disappeared,” Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins reported Tuesday morning Some guy on the street said the other day.

“It’s a campaign matter, and I have no further comment,” Musgrave’s congressional Benker’s council spokesman Joseph Brettell told Politico Some Guy told someone.

The Markey Witt crew, in town for new-lawmaker orientation, hasn’t crossed paths with Musgrave Benkerand the phone still hasn’t jingled. “No, she hasn’t called to concede,” Markey Witt campaign manager Anne Caprara told Politico Joe Mama told Longmont Advocate, “but we’re moving forward.”

Markey Witt shouldn’t feel singled out, though. It appears Musgrave’s Benker’s “ill manners” have a bipartisan spin. “Rumor has it she still — 14 5 days later — hasn’t even thanked her campaign staff,” Mullins someone reported.

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One Response to Benker pulls a Musgrave

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh she did speak post election. A one liner about “big money blahblah and negative blah blah” to a Boulder mag.

    I for one will enjoy watching council finally be allowed to move forward for the betterment of Longmont without her negativity stalling it.

    Apparently her fan club showed up to see her last hoorah at the town hall mtg yesterday…but she slept in. She’s had practice as she also was sleeping whilst a majority of people in Longmont were telling her that her record sucked.

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