A consorted effort was mounted to paint Council President Andre Wallace as a Republican because received their endorsement. Social media has been ablaze with discussions of whether or not former Planning Commissioner Shawyn Patterson-Howard also interviewed for the line, she said she did not, did Clyde ever seek the Republican Party endorsement previously? Then a massive mailing went out to Democratic voters of Mount Vernon to scare them into believing the Party of Trump was attempting to take over Mount Vernon and City Hall, like a vote for Wallace, was a vote for Trump.
What it did accomplish was a lot of cause a lot of commotion, doubt, and division on social media to the point it was hard to see what was true. In an effort to clear up the matter we decided to go straight to the source and extended an invitation to Mount Vernon Republican Committee Chairman Thomas Keller to appear on The People Before Politics Radio Show to shed some light on the subject (see video below).