Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NE Times: Democrat Dirty Tricks

Letter about campaign sign appears to be phony


In a let­ter to the ed­it­or in last week’s Times, a wo­man named “Jenn Mi­chael­son” claimed that a cam­paign sign for Dee Ad­cock, the Re­pub­lic­an can­did­ate in the 13th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict, fell onto Wood­haven Road and caused a four-inch-long scratch on her car.

The wo­man claimed she didn’t know the can­did­ate’s first name, and didn’t know whom she’d vote for, but def­in­itely wouldn’t vote for Ad­cock, who is fa­cing Demo­crat­ic state Rep. Brendan Boyle. She sug­ges­ted it’s dan­ger­ous for Ad­cock to have vo­lun­teers pla­cing signs on such a busy road.
In the let­ter, she chal­lenged the Ad­cock cam­paign to ob­tain her email ad­dress and phone num­ber from the Times to pay for the dam­age to her car.
The Ad­cock cam­paign asked the Times for that in­form­a­tion. When Ry­an Ca­pone called the num­ber - 215-275-8350 - she said a wo­man answered the phone, “Boyle for Con­gress.”
When Ca­pone asked for Jenn Mi­chael­son, the wo­man said, “Hold on a second,” then hung up.
The Ad­cock cam­paign re­lated the in­form­a­tion to the Times. The pa­per called the num­ber three times, and each time there was a re­cor­ded Boyle for Con­gress mes­sage. By Sat­urday, the phone rang un­answered. By Sunday, the num­ber was “not reach­able.”
Mean­while, Ad­cock and four cam­paign staffers paid a vis­it to Boyle’s of­fice on Bustleton Av­en­ue in Somer­ton. They asked a man if Jenn Mi­chael­son was in the of­fice. A video­tape of the en­counter ap­pears to show the man say, “I think she’s left for the day.”
Later, two Ad­cock aides vis­ited a Demo­crat­ic cam­paign of­fice in Jen­k­in­town. They re­por­ted that three work­ers in that of­fice said that Jenn Mi­chael­son works in Boyle’s Phil­adelphia of­fice.

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