St. Joseph - Ogden - (ECWd) -
The race for State Representative of the 102nd District heated up yesterday when Candidate Jim Acklin endorsed comments made by his former school board president of St. Joseph - Ogden School District.
Acklin sent out a robocall with Les Hoveln speaking as the the former SJO school board president claiming lies about a recent attack ad against Acklin by the Liberty Principles PAC.
In the robocall, Acklin and Hoveln placed the blame on Halbrook's campaign for the attack ad, which is clearly a lie. But that doesn't matter to Acklin, he's playing defense and apparently everything goes.
Additionally, the issue presented in the robocall, about what was in the attack ad was not even addressed, instead it concentrated on the arrest and conviction of a teacher, whom Acklin and Acklin's son stood up for in the teacher's wedding.
The attack ad from Liberty Principles PAC addressed an alleged failure to report abuse with a different student.
Acklin needs to gets his facts straight prior to placing blame - but, this is the political season...
The sad part in this, is that while he is saying "they" lied about him, he uses lies against his opponent.
The "attack ad" clearly stating it is from the Liberty Principles PAC:
Acklin's attack robocall accusing the wrong person of making the attack ad:
- This attack robocall lied about Halbrook and the video
- This attack ad claims it is disturbing to use this for political advantage, and then went ahead and used it for their political advantage
- Fails to mention the alleged failure to report prior abuse by the same teacher