With the debate in the rearview mirror, the most negative ads yet on the TV, and, as Erick pointed out, the latest SV poll showing a reversal of frontrunners (within the margin of error), it’s time for the final sprint to the finish line which includes, of course, push polls and last-ditch telephone endorsements.
I’ve verified through a reliable source that a recorded message against Reed is going out from the Cagle camp (although it doesn’t say Cagle’s name — just says not to vote for Reed). Obviously there’s been scuttlebut on this site that Reed’s folks are push-polling pretty hard themselves, but I haven’t had that confirmed yet.
I’ve managed to obtain a transcript of the anti-Reed call, made by a female:
Hi, this is [name omitted]. I’m sorry to bother you, but I had to call because I just read a story in the Washington Post about Ralph Reed lobbying for sweat shops even after our government found horrible human rights abuses there and he defended all that saying kids were hearing the Gospel. So I did my own research and found out it is true. Check out dontgambleonralph.com to see all the news reports and examples of the actual work Ralph Reed did defending sweat shops. It’s sickening and unfortunately very true. Please check out dontgambleonralph.com to learn the facts for yourself and let’s oppose Ralph Reed’s hypocrisy by voting no to Ralph Reed for Lt. Governor. Thank you for your time.
Yes, I know that this call is not a “push poll”…I just liked the title. 😉