Today the Conservative Campaign Committee sent out two (here & here) peculiar, grammatically-challenged emails “supporting” Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mike Sullivan. Both emails included a copy of a “Patriots List” of donors to CCC’s campaign to support Mr. Sullivan’s candidacy:
PATRIOTS LIST: Have your name listed on our Patriots List! The following individuals have contributed $200 or more to our independent expenditure campaign for Michael Sullivan for U.S. Senate. To have your name added to this list, simply make a contribution of $200 or more - HERE
The thing about the list is that it’s comprised almost exclusively of out-of-state donors. Now, many candidates for U.S. Senate will get donations from people in other states, but no candidate ever draws attention to those contributions. It’s as if CCC, a California-based organization, is trying to leave readers with the impression that Mike Sullivan is bought and paid for by out-of-state interests.
Mr. Sullivan has already come under criticism by other Republicans for not repudiating the Tea Party-linked, homophobic CCC. “Anyone who wants to get out and help Mike is welcome to get out and help Mike,” was how the Sullivan campaign responded.
One wonders whether these emails still constitute “help” in the eyes of the Sullivan campaign.