Republican Primary May Lead to Court Battle

We always knew that elections could be rough, but this NC House primary is showing that the Republicans are not adverse to litigation despite their calls to close of courts to litigants:

State House candidate Marilyn Avila is threatening to sue her primary opponent because she claims he is spreading lies about her. Eddins, who represents far North Raleigh and a large chunk of northern Wake County, has sent out postcards saying Avila "doesn't pay her own taxes" and has run a newspaper ad that calls her "an embarrassment" because she "owes taxes on her failed businesses from 1988!"

Avila does not deny the underlying facts but thinks that they are distortions, but distortions worth suing over:

She said she was so angry and hurt by Eddins' ads that she has retained a lawyer, Raleigh City Council member Philip Isley.
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Last week, Isley demanded that Eddins stop sending out nasty stuff about his client and apologize. Do nothing, Isley told Eddins in a letter, and Avila might complain to the state Board of Elections or file a lawsuit.

The letter was so poorly received that her opponent thought heap the worst insult a Republican can think of on her:

"I would say that sounds like Mr. Accountability himself, Bill Clinton," he said. "I know in business I'm responsible for the bills."

Comments

Ah, the harsh spotlight

of public scrutiny.

A few years ago there was a frenzy of tax-checking among candidates for local offices in Chapel Hill. Turns out almost everyone has something weird in their tax filings, some worse than others.

In this case, the battle puts neither candidate in a good light. Avila should have cleaned up the arrears, and Eddins' looks like the jerk he is for digging up $129 worth of dirt to slime his primary opponent. He must have gotten some tutoring from Karl 'Bush's Brain' Rove.

And your Republican dog slept with my Congressman?

Avila should have cleaned up the arrears, and Eddins' looks like the jerk he is for digging up $129 worth of dirt to slime his primary opponent. He must have gotten some tutoring from Karl 'Bush's Brain' Rove.* A

Typical Republican tactic! Smear each other over Mickey
Mouse crap that nobody really cares about for media attention.

If Avial had any guts, She would leave the Republican Pope
party and try to save this country from the insanity of
Rove and the neo-cons......Eddins should stay under
the rock of Republican stupidity... Avial should accuse
him of being a Theslibspen [ mispelled on purpose] for
acting like one when he was in his high school drama class

Targator stealing all the good topics...

so instead of putting this on the front page I'll just post it here....

Two Republicans in our area are fighting it out too. You want to know the scathing accusation? Heh...one Republican is basically saying the other is a Jim Black pawn. The Charlotte Observer has the story.



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