Just taking a moment to answer all the questions I am getting at once about my possible candidacy for the NDP nomination in Halifax Needham.
I had agreed to put my name forward to stand for the NDP nomination here in Needham after having been encouraged to do so by local party members. It was not something I had ever thought of up until then,
I went through the vetting process at the local level, seemingly without issue. My name, along with a few others, was forwarded on to the central party office.
I was informed in a phone call yesterday that I was prohibited from standing by the party head office.
The reason I was given was that my candidacy could prove embarrassing to the party.
What was so embarrassing, you might ask? What was the deep, dark secret?
I said positive things about PC MLA Tim Houston, and I have a scientific and historical interest in the paranormal and the subculture of people who study it.
And that’s it, as far as I was told.
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