I never learn much that I didn’t know already from KNCO news, but its correspondents were on hand to capture Dan Miller jumping in the pool of his “victory night celebration” in real time, apparently as invitees. It came about a week after Dan “debated” incumbent Terry Lamphier on KNCO with its station manager as “moderator.”
I’ve heard the victory night party was hosted by Dan’s “best friend since high school” Keith Davies, appointed as co-CEO as the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce as the election began to take shape. Dan’s campaign manager was hired by the Chamber as executive assistant in the height of the election season.
The heading on the KNCO Facebook page was, “Miller takes an optimistic jump in the pool.”
Incumbent Terry Lamphier gracefully conceded the election today (his predecessor John Spencer apparently never did). But the overly aggressive “It’s Miller Time” signs still hang over the Chamber office by Miller supporters – a full week after the election (although the city ordinance calls for them to be removed by now).
I wish Dan all the best but hope he will listen to Terry’s sage advice: “The job is not about playing favorites.”
(photo credit: KNCO Facebook page).