I know Joe Della Monica Jr. He and I have had countless debates regarding politics. While, of course, he is always wrong, our debates are always in good fun. I consider him a friend. When he was Chair, we worked well together and even brought the two Parties together to raise money for Toys for Tots.
As a party we do not encourage or in any way support much of what is seen on the blog posts, either here or in the newspapers - from overly zealous contributors. We respect all the candidates from the other side of the aisle. It takes commitment and sacrifice to put your names out there and put in the work required to run for office. Win or lose, the Democratic Party respects your commitment and your effort.
We can disagree, even passionately about issues, experience, vision etc - but I think both Parties are equally committed to our good city.