As this blog points out, this race was generally being run on the battlefield of ideas until others recently started pushing the negativity and even spreading misinformation.
It is my dissatisfaction and disfavor with tactics, methods, and means being used by a few which is turning an otherwise honest race nasty and damaging the party’s reputation in the process.
Such tactics work in the short term but at a cost. Long term however it will just continue to drive people away from being involved as it proves politics as usual continues to reign.
Victory on such grounds is no victory. If we can not do better at the State level how can we expect better at the Federal level.
Disclosure: I voiced some of my concerns more privately via email with no improvement before I chose to speak up here.