12th District Republican Assembly candidates Jennifer Beck and Declan O'Scanlon win the award this week for most misleading campaigning. It could well rank as among the most misleading campaigning of the entire election season when all is said and done.
Beck and O'Scanlon, campaigning in the legislative district that includes East Windsor and Hightstown, put out a statement Friday trashing Democratic incumbents Michael Panter and Robert Morgan for voting for a bill that sent $20 million to North Jersey school districts.
Their release was full of outrage.
Beck seethed about how Panter and Morgan "just voted this spring to send $20 million to school districts that border Abbott districts while their own schools have been flat funded for the past two years."
O'Scanlon was beside himself that Morgan and Panter "thought it was more important to throw additional money at North Jersey than fight for increased funds here in the 12th District." He further stated that Panter and Morgan "serve at the whim of the North Jersey Democrat bosses."
Too bad they weren't correct.
Morgan and Panter voted against the bill to send $20 million to the North Jersey school districts.
Beck and O'Scanlon are either ignoring the facts or they're careless candidates.
Either way, such statements raise serious questions about their campaign style.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Quick link Tuesday
I have almost no time to blog today but this is too good to leave unmentioned; it's from Tom Hester, in yesterday's Times of Trenton: