If Tom Garrett were a gentleman he would distance himself from his own party and their disgusting lies about Bert Dodson and Lynchburg. Before this insulting TV Ad campaign paid for by the state GOP Garrett said downtown Lynchburg was a ghost town with store windows shuttered by plywood and wild dogs roaming the streets.
If this kind of garbage is all the tea party republicans have to offer they are out of gas with their sorry campaign. Tom Garrett is desperate and unqualified to hold the office he runs for.
Here is a photo I took of downtown Lynchburg during a recent street festival. It appears to be quite alive with celebrating citizens and I didn’t see any of Tom Garrett’s imaginary plywood.
There were dogs and their owners on the streets. None of the dogs were wild. Buster Brown is the Craddock Terry Hotel’s mascot and Buster is very civilized and well behaved. The tea party and the republicans are spreading outright lies about Lynchburg, Bert Dodson and Buster Brown. Shame on Tom Garrett and his desperate, dirty campaign.
Virginia’s Republican Party weighed into the 22nd District state Senate race Tuesday, saying that Democrat Bert Dodson was part of what they called a spending boondoggle on the Lynchburg downtown Bluffwalk Center development during his time on City Council.
The GOP cited news accounts that reported Lynchburg had made about million in loan payments on behalf of the hotel and restaurant complex, while the tax revenue the city has collected so far from the Bluffwalk developer falls far short of that figure.
“Bert Dodson might be new to state-level politics, but he’s obviously been learning at the feet of a master of spending boondoggles,” said a state GOP news release that compared Dodson to President Obama.
Dodson campaign spokesman Lonny Paris called the GOP assertion “a desperate and misleading attempt by the Republican Party of Virginia to confuse the issues and play games of guilt by association that are a new low to the level of discourse in this race.”
Bert Dodson for the Virginia Senate
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Contact Dodson Campaign Political Director Gerald Cheatham in Lynchburg and let him know how and when you can help out. Gerald’s telephone number is 434-851-2475 and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 PM – Bert will debate his Republican opponent in Schewel Hall on the campus of
Lynchburg College. The event is sponsored by Lynchburg College and the League of Women Voters. The regularly scheduled meeting of the LDC for the month of October is canceled so that members can attend the debate.
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