Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Republican Tracker Follows Judge Instead Of Donnelly

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly
Marion Co. Superior Court Judge Jose Salinas

This is quite embarrassing. Apparently the Indiana GOP hired a tracker to follow U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, who is running against Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock to succeed Sen. Richard Lugar in the Senate. According to the Star's Mary Beth Schneider, Indianapolis police stopped Kurt Holland, a 49-year old Fishers resident, after Marion Co. Superior Court Judge Jose Salinas called to complain that he was being tailed by a car driven by Holland. When questioned by police, Holland told them that he had been hired by Pete Seat, a spokesman for the Indiana GOP, to track Joe Donnelly's movements. Holland told police that he thought he was following Donnelly's car, not a car driven by Judge Salinas. As Holland explained to police his assignment:

His assignment, the police report states, “was to reveal how ‘the party of the poor’ is actually led by rich people, in nice cars, in rich neighborhoods. The photos were to be used for TV political campaign advertisements.”
Looks like a pretty bad move on the part of Republicans, particularly when they've been complaining elsewhere about Democrats hiring trackers to follow Republican congressional candidates wherever they go.


Marycatherine Barton said...

The more information sleuthers gather about the candidates, the better, as long as it is used to educate the voters, truthfully.

varangianguard said...

Party lackeys, like too many party candidates are no longer the sharpest crayons in the box.

And MCB, this is one short step from having these morons following people like you and me around. Be careful what you ask for...

Marycatherine Barton said...

varangianguard, I certainly agree that the sleuthing should be done legally. Thanks for your point.

And as far as the point that the Democrats supposedly are for the poor, today I received the American Free Press, and it published the Audit the Fed Roll Call. Seventy-one Democrats voted wrong (Nay), and five of them did not vote at all (and a large proportion of the Black Caucus, including Carson, were among those against allowing the American people to find out what the Fed did with our money), and only one Republican refused to be counted, (Stivers by not voting).