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Republicans Get their Candidate for AG, Who Is A Lifelong Democrat

And I haven’t been able to figure out if that still equals zero or if that is now less than zero. The “interesting” candidate is Bernard Pepukayi, who used to be a Democrat. He used to be enough of a Delaware Democrat to be deputy legal counsel to Governor Minner and he was county attorney under former NCCo Executive Tom Gordon. He’s had plenty of other appointed roles too.

The last time I knew anything about Mr. Pepukayi, he was part of the Gordon mansplaining crew — working at telling some of the women on NNCo Council that he would not respond to their specific requests, but to something generic. The women in the room were quick to remind Mr. Pepukayi of their privileges. Rather than apologize and get his job done, Mr. Pepukayi finds some inept backup from the NAACP.

So perhaps this bit of #walkaway is about moving to be in a party for whom condescension (to say the least) towards women is basically a calling card.

Anyone else surprised that he would make his announcement in a church? The church of the previous Democratic NCCo Council President?

4 comments on “Republicans Get their Candidate for AG, Who Is A Lifelong Democrat

  1. Years back I was told Pepukayi was appointed County Attorney at the request of Chris Bullock.

    I recall how toggling between Rs and Ds has always been Bullock’s gig.

    From DL in 2015 comments section:

    June 30, 2015 at 11:48 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-3V41U6Nh0
    Bullock was the Republican Party’s puppet. I guess he has since “seen the light.”

    Bullock diddled with the GOP for years. In the 1990’s he was going to run for GA as a Republican.
    Of a kind with Ted Blunt, who ran twice on the Reagan-DuPont team until he learned to count. Fun fact about Ted: he never, over 28 years of electioneering, ran against a Republican.

    • cassandram

      I think the first time I heard of Bullock here, he had just changed to D to run for the US House.

  2. Just an opportunistic move.

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