Home stretch bombshells
In any race, it's a common occurance for campaigns to launch some of their most negative and slimy bombs very late in the race when there's not enough time for the candidate getting slimed to respond.
Will this primary be any exception?
So far, there's been a phony astro turf group calling themselves "People for Responsible Government" who have sent out letters tearing Sheriff Mike Grchan a new one for various labor issues they have a problem with. It's signed by Karen Calvillo, Rock Island County Board member, and Dino Leone, the Staff Representitive for AFSCME Council 31.
Credit should be given for the fact that at least it's signed by real, live people. Much of the time, such front groups simply mail out hit pieces with no accountibility. The groups don't have to disclose their funding sources until far after the election, and so it's easy to disguise or hide completely who is behind them.
This can be the spot to document any other such Hail Mary attempts in the late stages of this campaign.
** UPDATE **
The Dope has just received the infamous recorded message from Personal PAC. They are still repeating the lie that Jacobs is the ONLY pro-choice candidate in this election. This is running on March 18th, only days from the election, despite Rumler having issued a statement vigorously condemning the messages and asserting his pro-choice views 15 days ago on the 3rd!
The entire speil runs,
"This is (unintelligble), chair of Personal PAC, calling to urge you to take a Democratic ballot this Tuesday and vote for pro-choice Mike Jacobs for State Senator. Jacobs is the ONLY Democratic candidate for state senator who will protect the health and lives of women. Thank you."How's that for slimy?