Even after a devastating defeat by more than 15% of Bellevue’s registered Democrats, it appears Jane Braunlich is not giving up the fight to be named Bellevue’s next mayor. Numerous people contacted Liberty in Bellevue to report witnessing Braunlich personally going door to door leaving these small postcards which encourage people to write her in for mayor in November’s election. According to one source, LiB has learned that Braunlich’s campaign may not be an attempt to actually win the election, but more so a pursuit to split the vote against her Democratic rival Paul Cusick.
You might recall that Jane campaigned as the only “endorsed Democrat” on the ballot in the Primary Election. But as LiB pointed out back then, the endorsement came from none other than her friends Jim Viscusi, Sue Viscusi, Linda Woshner, and herself (all active members of council) identifying themselves as the official Democrat Party of Bellevue. Could this attempt at a write in campaign be nothing more than a spiteful revenge plot against her Democratic adversary who successfully helped party members see the self serving deal that was made by Braunlich’s friends on council?
Sadly, it would hardly be the first time a Bellevue politician used revenge and spite as motivation for decisions made effecting the entire borough.