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Triangle Pride PAC skips mayoral endorsement

By |2018-01-16T10:53:00-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

BY JAN STEVENSON

DETROIT – Triangle Pride PAC has endorsed no candidate for Detroit mayor. According to Sean Kosofsky, Triangle Pride PAC endorsement committee member, neither Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick or contender Freman Hendrix have returned Triangle Pride PAC questionnaires, a requirement for endorsement of any candidate.
In an Oct. 13 interview with BTL, Hendrix said that he had reached out to Triangle Pride PAC before the August primary, but was ignored.
“I reached out early to request a meeting, come in to sit down and talk, to lay out my ideas and thoughts, how we could partner and whether or not there’s a relationship here, and I didn’t get anything back,” said Hendrix. “Then I later found out that the leader of the organization had hooked up with one of my opponents, and I thought maybe that was the reason I didn’t get a call back.”
Kosofsky said that Triangle Pride PAC did not endorse any candidate in the mayoral primary. “We have given Hendrix our questionnaire at least nine times,” said Kosofsky. “I personally put one into his hands a few weeks ago.” Kosofsky also said that no one at Triangle Pride PAC has a record of receiving a call from the Hendrix campaign.
Jeff Montgomery, executive director of the Triangle Foundation, personally supported Sharon McPhail in her bid for mayor and appeared with her at the press conference in which she announced her candidacy. But the Triangle Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, did not endorse her campaign, nor did Triangle Pride PAC with either an endorsement or financial support.
But Hendrix is still upset about what he perceives to be a slight by Triangle Pride PAC. “I told him [Kosofsky], and he’s a nice guy, and I said, ‘No I’m going to go talk to Between The Lines. So whatever I would have said to you, you can read about it in Between The Lines.'”

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