Princeton, July 7, 2010 – Republican congressional candidate Scott Sipprelle (NJ-12) today assailed a recently announced Democratic National Committee (DNC) plan to recruit video trackers to follow around Republican congressional candidates during this year’s campaigns and challenged his opponent, Congressman Rush Holt, to repudiate it.
“The DNC strategy of recruiting political stalkers is a cynical plan that will only worsen an already toxic political environment – and I challenge Rush Holt to repudiate this tactic immediately,” said Sipprelle, who said his campaign does not and will not employ trackers. “While our economy is crashing, our county is drowning in debt, and the Pelosi-Holt Congress is refusing to pass a budget, the DNC is focused on gotcha politics. It’s a disgrace.”
Sipprelle said that if Congressman Holt, as he claims, wants to reduce the level of cynicism in politics then he should take a stand against his party bosses today.
“Congressman Holt should categorically repudiate this cynical effort, vow not to employ it in his campaign and prohibit national and local Democrats from doing it on his behalf,” challenged Sipprelle. “Our country is in desperate need of a more effective political discourse and an unfettered, healthy debate on the issues. Instead, the DNC’s actions will only serve to chill public discussion and encourage disruptive, disrespectful behavior on both sides of the aisle. The American people deserve better.”
MMM has learned that Rush Holt is considering banning stalkers from New Jersey's 12th congressional district on the condition that Sipprelle persuades Rhoda Chodosh never to attend another Town Hall meeting and persuades MMM to never again post this video: