Ms. Davis, in a close race for a Virginia State Senate seat, published her opponent's home address, phone number, and MINOR CHILDREN'S NAMES, in a mailed advertisement, and then, when called on it, claimed it was inadvertent and said
Sure Jeannemarie, no difference there.
He sent out a piece with his children's pictures and their names. Give me a break.
Her opponent, J. Chapman "Chap" Peterson called a press conference and had this to say:
Words can't describe the anger I feel. My family does not live in a gated community. We live on a public street in a subdivision which is easily accessible to strangers. In fact, we are two blocks from the county jail.
According to today's Washington Post, where I got all this and a link to which I'll put at the end of this article:
"One effect of the mail piece is that the Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs is thinking about withdrawing its endorsement of Davis."
Said Marshall Thielen, a member of that organization:
They're both good candidates for law enforcement. But what she's done here is just horrible.
The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office must agree. Again, according to WaPo: "Sheriff's deputies have patrolled [Peterson's] neighborhood since Wednesday, [although Peterson] said he did not request increased protection."
I think the whole thing is un-effing-believable, outrageous and a dramatic new low.
Read about the whole sordid mess here.