Skip to comments.Cannon denies link to site -- run by one of his staffers -- that ripped rival Chaffetz
Posted on 06/22/2008 1:09:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Click photo to enlargeJason Chaffetz (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune)«12»An anonymous Web site attacking 3rd District challenger Jason Chaffetz, accusing him of malicious lies and campaign law violations, was run by a staffer on Rep. Chris Cannon's campaign payroll.
Cannon's campaign says they had no idea that the young man they hired to put up lawn signs was also running the Web site.
"There is absolutely no connection between that Web site and the fact that he was paid by us," said Cannon spokesman Joe Hunter.
The site, thetruthaboutjason.com, was taken down this week after inquiries from The Salt Lake Tribune.
The staffer behind the Web site is Jason Smith, who had worked for Republican challenger David Leavitt before Leavitt was eliminated at the Utah Republican Convention in early May. The Web site appeared on May 11, accusing Chaffetz of lying about his views on immigration and about Leavitt's record. The site's comments section included salacious rumors about Chaffetz and attacks on his qualifications, most of them posted anonymously.
Smith told The Tribune last month that the site was his own work and not affiliated with the Cannon campaign.
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Cannon is an open borders supporter. He needs to be fired!
Think it’s Dane ?
Cannon is a Republican? Nothing clear who is actually what here.
“There is absolutely no connection between that Web site and the fact that he was paid by us,”
sometimes fiction has nothing on reality.
It’s a Republican primary, and Chris Cannon has gotten serious primary challenges because he’s opposed to border security and supports amnesty for illegal aliens.
LOL- you never know!