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The Advisory was written by Democratic Party Executive Director Carlo Branch who notes that both the proposition and questionnaire seek what amount to "yes" or "no" answers.
"The difficulty of this approach," writes Branch, "is that it precludes candidates from clearly expressing what is the broad bi-partisian consensus of the community on this issue, namely support for the military buildup, but not at any cost."
The Advisory reads in part:
"The Democratic Party of Guam advises all candidates for the party's nomination in this year's general Election not to respond to surveys submitted by either the "We Are Guahan" organization or the Chamber of Commerce. In a review of both surveys it was found that by presenting overly broad statements on the military buildup and insisting on overly simplistic yes or no answers. both surveys are impossible to answer in an accurate and informative manner."
"Since the onset of the buildup, there has been a consensus in the community, and in both parties, to fully support the military buildup, but not at all costs. Neither the Chamber of Commerce Survey or the "We Are Guahan" survey permits any room to allow this view to be expressed."
Democratic delegate for Congress, Karlo Dizon, issued his responses to the Guahan questionnaire Monday afternoon.
Branch said Dizon responded prior to the stance taken by the Party.
No other democratic candidate has released their responses to either the Guahan or Chamber requests.
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