I was forwarded a letter from Linda Carsten in response to this piece I posted Friday. In addition, there were two quotes attached referenced in the letter. They are each included below.
Yesterday you received a mailing from my opponent, BJ Pak, attacking me for accepting a personal campaign contribution from my friend, Victoria Chacon, owner of an Atlanta-based publication called La Vision.
Victoria and I are long time friends who openly disagree on politics — but we are personal friends and always will be. I am a strong supporter for tough measures to stop illegal immigration.
Because we disagree on issues, Mr. Pak wants me to return her campaign contribution.
Mr. Pak didn’t tell you that many of his contributors are attorneys who defend illegal immigrants in court. But he won’t return those contributions, totaling $6450
Also, one of Mr. Pak’s contributors is former Supreme Court Justice Leah Sears-Collins the most liberal judge ever to sit on Georgia’s Supreme Court. Sears-Collins donated $500 to Pak according to his June 30th campaign disclosures.
Judge Sears was a leading voice on the Court for the abolition of the death penalty for even the most violent of criminals. But he won’t return that campaign contribution.