The LG Day at BlueNC Continues.
I just received the following mass email from the Dalton campaign, excerpted:
It appears that the worst aspect of the campaign season has reared its head already. One of my opponents in the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor has spent the last few days attacking me and distorting the truth about my record. As the frontrunner in this race, I guess I should have expected this. But, it’s still sad that politics has come to this.
Perhaps I should just let these attacks go, and dismiss them as the desperate tactics of a candidate who has never created a single job, never provided health care coverage for anyone in this state, and never worked to raise teacher pay or lower class size.
But I'm reaching out to friends like you because it really sticks in my craw when someone misrepresents the work I've done. Hampton is either being deliberately misleading or he lacks a fundamental understanding of how the legislative process works. He's chosen to ignore the work I've done on several important issues, and has cherry-picked votes and distorted them to try to cast me as a bad Democrat. It appears Hampton doesn't understand that sometimes an elected official has to hold firm in order to achieve better legislation. That's what happened on important issues like the death penalty reform and Clean Smokestacks legislation. In the end my resolve helped make those laws better.
I am a proud Democrat, and my voting record reflects that. I am pro-choice and believe we must always protect a woman's life and health and that those decisions must be made between a woman and her doctor. I also feel strongly that we must always honor the letter and the spirit of the Civil Rights Act.
P.S. This is not the first time one of my opponents has resorted to using distortions and misinformation. Unfortunately, it takes financial resources to set the record straight. Please click here to join me in sending a message that we expect better.
I'm willing to hear how he clarifies the votes that Hampton challenged him on, because on the surface they are very damning. But, instead of giving us that clarification, he just chides Hampton. I think we all know what is going on here, the tone of the email is clear - "Silly, YOUNG, Hampton. You're just too YOUNG to understand how things work in Raleigh."