Make of this what you will.
Senator Nancy Schaefer was in Augusta, Georgia last Tuesday, July 23rd until Saturday, July 27th with her husband, Bruce, who underwent abdominal surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. In her absence her campaign opponent put out a press release saying that Senator Nancy Schaefer claimed in a flier that Governor Perdue had endorsed her. That was NOT true. She printed a statement made by Perdue as well as statements made by Casey Cagle, Eric Johnson, and John Oxendine. However, she did NOT claim endorsements by any of them.
The comment made by Peach Pundit needs to be corrected.
I do have to take issue with this. You can see the flyer for yourself. It does not use the word “endorse,” but at face value I think that was the message it is trying to convey.
I have a rule of thumb that I never, ever use a quote from someone on a political mail piece that even hints at being an endorsement unless I have that person’s permission. Races should be fought with the candidates’ words, not with a third party meant to convey the impression of support.
While I understand Nancy’s situation and will put her and her husband in my prayers, her campaign mishandled this. I hope she will hold the person who approved this mail piece responsible.