The following letter has been mailed to Assembly District 19 Republicans. Click here to download a printable PDF copy of the document…
Dear Assembly District 19 Republican,
If you’ve ever wondered why more good people don’t run for office, take a look at this threatening email sent to me recently by a supporter of my opponent, Assemblyman Chris Edwards…
From: “Anonymous Remailer (austria)” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 8, 2020 at 5:44:16 PM PDT
Subject: Chris Edwards info
Perhaps your website regarding abortion should mention the abortion YOU had. Don’t be holier than thou if you can’t admit YOUR (expletive)ups. Chris has this info as do the two local Mesquite newspapers. (Mesquite City Councilman) Brian Wursten has some more dirt on you that will end up with Chris. Ever heard of private detectives?
This person followed up with a second threatening email a few days later…
Here is what is going out from the Chris campaign staff:
A real republican-
Goes to church
Doesn’t get an abortion
Doesn’t live in sin
Doesn’t have children from different men
Its going to the evangelical wing
First, the claim that I had an abortion is an absolutely disgusting lie.
Never happened. Never will.
Secondly, the slime-merchant who sent these on behalf of my opponent went to great lengths to conceal his or her identity; using an “anonymous remailer” address out of Austria.
What a coward.
Thirdly, I’d heard that Chris had asked his colleagues to help him do public records opposition research on me. That’s normal in a political campaign and fine.
But to hire a private detective to try and dig up personal dirt on me?
Whatever. Bring it on, dude.
Here’s the thing…
They say politics ain’t beanbags. And that’s true.
You better not be thin-skinned – and you better be able to both take and throw a punch.
But even in contact sports like boxing and UFC there are rules against hitting below the belt.
Lying about my personal life, hiring a private investigator to follow me around and threatening to “out” me to the local newspapers is hitting below the belt.
To be fair, I’m no creampuff. I’ve hit Assemblyman Edwards in this campaign – and hit him hard. But not on a personal level.
I’ve criticized his record and service, which includes…
- Being harder to find than Waldo during this COVID crisis
- Voting for three successive budget increases of a billion dollars each
- Supporting millions upon millions of dollars in tax hikes!
That’s fair game.
It’s also fair to call him out when he says one thing to you on the campaign trail but votes the opposite way in Carson City. For example…
On a questionnaire he submitted to the Mesquite Republican Women, Chris wrote: “I will continue to fight for common sense conservative values.”
Really? Well, since his anonymous supporter already brought up the abortion issue, let’s talk about SB94 from the 2019 session.
According to the American Conservative Union, here’s what SB94 was about…
“SB 94: Increasing Funding for Abortion Providers such as Planned Parenthood.”
And guess how Assembly Edwards voted on SB94 to increase taxpayer funding for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood?
Yep. He voted FOR it!
Now, I know there are good Republicans who have differing positions on different aspects of the abortion issue. However, the one thing we all tend to agree on is this:
No tax funding for abortions!
So how is voting to increase funding for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood a “common sense conservative value”?
Of course, some will say attacking Mr. Edwards for voting to increase taxpayer funding for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood is “negative” campaigning.
I disagree. That’s his public record. That’s how he voted. You can look it up. And it’s not negative to tell the truth about your opponent’s voting record.
To wrap up this AnnieGram, let me just say…
If Chris or anyone else thinks they can scare me out of this race by making anonymous threats and spreading a lie about something as serious as the life of an unborn child…well, you don’t know Annie Black!
Until next time…
P.S. Do you have a question or concern? Call me on my cell at (702) 872-2222. Or send an email to: email@example.com
P.P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter: @realannieblack
Annie Black is Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 19. Paid for by Friends of Annie Black. You can get more information by visiting www.ElectAnnieBlack.com.
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