Skip to comments.Democrats Dig Harder Than Ever for GOP Dirt
Posted on 07/07/2010 11:22:43 AM PDT by nickcarraway
The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers. In House races from New Jersey to Ohio to California, Democratic operatives are seizing on evidence of GOP candidates' unpaid income taxes, property tax breaks and ties to financial firms that received taxpayer bailout money.
In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims:
-- That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes.
-- That David Harmer of California received $160,000 in bonus and severance pay from a firm that got a federal bailout.
-- That Jon Runyan of New Jersey got a legal break in property taxes for his 25-acre homestead by qualifying for a farmland assessment thanks to his four donkeys.
Renacci's campaign said the candidate did not believe he had tax liabilities for a trust fund and eventually paid all that he owed. A spokesman for Harmer said criticizing him for the money he lawfully earned is a "severe twist of the facts." Runyan's campaign said his actions were legal.
Jon Vogel, executive director of the DCCC, said Democrats are merely pointing out that some Republican recruits in competitive House races are "flawed candidates."
He added, "We have made this election a choice. . . . They're trying to run this national message in part about fiscal discipline, but they've recruited a number of candidates not credible to carry that message."
Opposition research has been a part of political campaigns for decades, but the 2010 cycle is different.
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What else do demtards have? America despises them & their policies.
NAWWW, that digging is the hole they plan to bury the U.S. in.
You know what dimturds.
We don’t give a sh**. You people have shown your horns
and it’s over for you.
The Demorats can’t win in the arena of ideas so this is all they have. It won’t fly...
But, Biden said that the Dems would win handily n November. He wouldn’t lie, now would he?
The Dems are desperate and they are relying on one of the their oldest tactics: smear and lie about your opponent.
Well, it helps that the Dems use box cutters to ‘acquire’ information. That, or that they stomp on oxygen hoses for little old ladies and don’t do jack to clean up oil...let alone destroy millions of jobs in the US in 2 years.
The GOP can top ANYTHING the Dems have.....in the Department of Justice alone!
Well, let’s see here:
— That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes.
“Once owed” being the operative term. Non-issue.
— That David Harmer of California received $160,000 in bonus and severance pay from a firm that got a federal bailout.
Depending on Harmer’s stances on the stimulus bill, a case maybe could be made for hypocrisy. But there is nothing even remotely illegal or unethical about being paid a bonus for good work or in accepting a severance package.
— That Jon Runyan of New Jersey got a legal break in property taxes for his 25-acre homestead by qualifying for a farmland assessment thanks to his four donkey.
So Runyan is smart enough to actually understand his state’s property tax laws? Sounds like someone I want in Congress, to tell you the truth.
“DCCC” should read “DCCCP”....it more accurately would reflect the KGB style garbage they are up to.
Dumpster diving for dirt is all the commie ‘RAT piggies have. They sure as hell don’t want to talk about the destruction they are doing to America.
That’s why we need to do it for them, we need to make sure the voters out there know how much the Rats have damaged this county.
The MSM breathlessly awaits, while ignoring the Obama scandals has become nearly a full time job.
I sure hope I don’t hear or read any whining about this.
The Republicans better have an army of PIs digging up dirt on the rats.
dig back..they want to give up US border to their drug dealers....push back
As compared to the dhimmicrats who are fatally cracked.
Problem...GOP see and hear no evil and shut uo mouth about it.
The GOP reminds me of a Wooden Indian.
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