No Treasurer for yOU Party
The BOE determined that while they “sympathized” with yOU’s position, it did not find reason in the Rules and Procedures to allow them to replace the candidate. This means that REACH treasurer candidate Evan Ecos will be running uncontested come Election Day.
However large the setback, yOU presidential candidate Tony Koehling still believes that his ticket can be very successful.
“At this point of the campaign we are presented with an adversarial situation and the way we handle it will expose our ability to act under tough circumstances,” said Koehling in a press release. “It is our hope this is noticed and helps voters gain a sense of trust in the fact that we can fight [adversity].”
Later, Koehling went on to say, “We have party members who will step up and keep pace with REACH.”
But Koehling also believes that the integration of Ecos into a Senate executive position wouldn’t be a negative thing.
“Evan’s a good guy,” said Koehling. “We’ve gotten along; I don’t see it as creating a problem at all.”
Koehling also stressed the benefits for OU that this party integration could have. “I think that this can be a great thing for OU … having executives that ran from both parties … can provide the most productive year possible,” said Koehling. “I only see it providing an opportunity to have a fresh stance on Senate.”
After announcing his congratulations to Ecos in a press release, Koehling restated his faith in the success of his current campaign even in this unusual situation, saying, “It is not our goal to change Senate, we are simply trying to enhance the composition and I think the situation at hand could lead to something special.”