DEMOCRAT COMMITTEE PEOPLE AND CCPM MEMBERS PLAN TO DO A “MASSIVE NEGATIVE” LITERATURE DROP AGAINST CONSERVATIVE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES
Opponents of the conservative candidates running for WCASD (West Chester Area School District) are planning to plant “negative lit” against the Republican candidates in this year’s November election for school board.
On Sunday, Sept 13 at 8PM, I received an email from Brian McGinnis, who is against the conservatives running for local office. In the email he says they are having a meeting to plan a “massive negative lit drop” and “We need to bring up the negatives and show the people in East Bradford just how right wing these candidates really are.”
How did I get this email from Brian?
Because the people who sent it, must have confused me with someone else (someone who has the same name as me. Although we have the same name, we are different, he is a regular participant of the Chester County Peace Movement demonstrations at the courthouse. He’s a photographer by trade, he’s also a Democrat Committeeperson in Precinct North 2 in East Bradford. My guess is they intended the email to go to that Davis, and not me. (update: he goes by Rick, I go by Rich).
The email is damning. It is solid proof that certain people are going to hit below the belt and try to defame and smear conservatives that they don’t want elected. It’s despicable and must be exposed.
A couple hours later (at 10PM on Sept 13), I received a follow-up email from ”Fred Rothman” replying to Brian’s plan to drop negative literature in the neighborhood of Mark Pimley (Maria Pimley is running for school board as a republican).
Fred Rothman is a Democrat Committeeperson in Precinct South 1 in East Bradford. Rothman says, “It’s the candidates we need to attack.”
Rothman talks about Mark Pimley and dropping literature ”defaming him (& his wife)” for hosting a “fundraiser for the “R’s” school board campaign.”
Fred Rothman goes on to give Mark Pimley’s address and even provides a link to a google-map pointing out exactly where Mark Pimley’s house is. (in the email I have removed the coordinates of the address to protect the Pimley privacy)
Maria Pimley is running for West Chester School Board. She’s a republican and is a Doctor of Optometry with Chester County Opticians. She’s also an Adjunct Instructor at the Pennsyvania College of Optometry at Salus University, teaching students going for their masters and doctoral. She has 2 children in Glen Acres Elementary and 1 preschooler. She’s also a Cub Scout den leader and Glen Acres Volunteer.
Rothman says he is willing to fund the literature, he says he would “afford a fair share of the cost if that’s decided that that’s what should be done.”
For the record, campaign literature must contain, by law, who is paying for it, whether it be a mailing, a literature drop, a newpaper ad, a poster, a TV or radio commercial. It’s required to specify who paid for it.
Rothman says at their meeting that they have agreed to “start the negative stuff in about 4½-5 weeks with a targeted mailing, certain WC wards & other specific precincts.” (4-5 weeks would be in mid-October, a couple weeks before the Nov 3rd election).
This is despicable and shows how desperate the Democrats are. And it speaks volumes about the agenda of members of the Chester County Peace Movement.
Instead of running on the issues these Democrats want to use smear tactics to defame people.
The 4 republican candidates (Adsett, Carpenter, Pimley, and Wingerter) are running on fiscal responsibility. They want to keep the taxpayers costs down. They want to provide accountability and full disclosure. They want to emphasize their positions on the key issues.
These Democrat Committee people (and one Chairman) want to spend money and time circulating negative information about the Republican candidates.
I put the emails in cronological order. Brian McGinnis sent the first one followed by Fred Rothman’s.
—– Original Message —–From: Brian McGinnisSent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:37 PMSubject: Lit Drop for East Bradford this weekend
Fred, John, Rick,
I have talked about the plan to do a massive negative lit drop in Mark Pimley’s precint and think we need to do that this weekend. Most likely Friday night or Saturday.
We need to bring up the negatives and show the people in East Bradford just how right wing these candidates really are. Let me know what you guys think.
—– Original Message —–From: Fred RothmanSent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:16 PMSubject: Lit Drop for East Bradford this weekendAt today’s meeting it was more or less agree upon to start the negative stuff in about 4½-5 weeks with a targeted mailing, certain WC wards & other specific precincts.In reference to your lit drop Brian & for the benefit of the rest on this eMail Cc: Mark Pimley is the committee person in EB S-1 living at (address removed for privacy) off of Sconneltown (see the google map below).I’ve gotten some negative feedback about doing a lit drop for defaming him (& his wife) for hosting this fundraiser for the “R’s” school board campaign.It’s the candidates we need to attack, so depending on what our negative-type letter claims, to me, that would make a case about whether it should be done.Now I’m not personally opposed to doing a mailing that would go out as quickly as we could get one together. I would afford a fair share of the cost if that’s decided that that’s what should be done. Are we certain about a date of when the fundraiser is?Below is the actual location of the Pimley home, so limiting a mailing/lit drop to the adjacent neighbors would have to be determined. 100, 200, 500, Dems, soft “R’s”, Ind.???http://maps.google.com/maps (coordinates removed for privacy)FmR
West Chester, PA 19382
These people wanted to do this in the shadows, in the dark, but by fate, they made a mistake and included me on their emails. Now they are being expossed. Sunlight is the best disinfectent.
Let’s hope the Daily Local News and other newspapers will cover this. The citizens of Chester County have a right to know whats going on. Newspaper reporters have an important responsibility to the community. To inform readers that this type of thing is happening, and who is behind it. This is major news at the local level at least.
Contact – Andy Hachadorian, Daily Local News Editor, 610-430-1116, firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to cover this.
Will the Daily Local ask the tough questions? What does the Chester County Democrat Headquarters have to say about this? Is this the type of officials we want in West Chester? Or anywhere in America? This is wrong, it’s dirty, and it needs to be cleaned up. Corruption knows no bounds, be it on a national level with ACORN or the NEA or here in West Chester, Pa.
The public deserves to know the truth. The paper plays a role in our society and this story must be told.