Chris Crotty, a Democratic political consultant who is not involved in the mayor’s race, said Dumanis is smart to make her position switch now while the election remains 10 months away. He questioned whether she made a mistake by coming out too early against the ballot measure.
“The excuse is pretty flimsy,” Crotty said of the annuity explanation. “She’s not going to escape being called a flip-flopper and the candidates will remind the voters every opportunity that they get, no matter what her explanation is. ... She’s hoping to get it out of the way now and it’s not that much of an issue.”
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