Hoping to keep her seat on the WPB City Commission, Shanon Materio led off her re-election campaign with the class envy card, trying to paint her opponent, Gregg Weiss, as a dilettante and an elitist.
Her camp followed that up with a political reverse flip, suggesting Weiss was in bed with revolutionaries, while one of her leading supporters labeled him an anarchist and a Scientologist. All the while, Materio's own list of campaign contributors
grew top-heavy with real-estate interests, lobbyists, corporate lawyers, and other insiders.
Tuesday's election -- a non-partisan affair between two Democrats -- will reveal whether the citizens of West Palm Beach see through her muck.