State Rep. Brian Nieves emailed supporters last night decrying the campaign tactics of former Washington mayor Dick Stratman and an unnamed "High Priced, Politically Powerful Consultant." Nieves accuses the Stratman campaign of spreading "evil lies" in an "anonymous letter" and "15 Brutally Negative and Lie Filled mail pieces" --and declares that "the Vile and Disgusting things being said in print, on TV and on the radio about me are slanderous to the point that we WILL seek legal action and Press Charges against them!" (Odd capitalization in original -- please see below.)
"Please help us to help people understand that this is nothing more than a 'Chicago Style Thug Campaign' being run by a desperate and despicable man," Nieves writes. "The Lies they’ve perpetrated against me are so over the top, so disgusting and so untrue that we are seeking legal action and intend to SUE!"
The text of Nieves' letter is below the fold.
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From: Brian Nieves <briannieves@_______.com>
Subject: Brian Nieves Needs Your Help
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 16:05:23 -0600
Please pass this email on to EVERYBODY you know! We need everybody to get this so Forward Forward Forward!!.....
!!Serious Call to Action!!
Calling ALL Supporters! Calling ALL Supporters!
OK Folks… This is NOT one of those “Little Boy who Cried Wolf” scenarios! We have a Real Situation and we need your help! I will list some ways you can help and then at the bottom I’ll catch you up on why we need your help so so very much Right Now!!
We are NOT NOT NOT raising money right now! We need Boots on the Ground, Real Help from Real People and we need it RIGHT NOW!! Please read the list of Tasks listed below and then participate in one or more ways. What ever you can do – We need your help Now! Here’s some things you can do...
- Pray Pray Pray! We need you to pray in agreement with us and it goes something like this: I pray that my opponent will be Blessed as a Child of God BUT that his evil, ugly and lie filled attacks will backfire on his campaign and serve as a building block to OUR Victory as God Blesses Our Campaign Efforts which have been rooted in Truth!
- Get out your Church Roster and call Everybody you go to church with INCLUDING your Pastor or Priest and tell them what is happening in this campaign! Tell them we MUST band together and Refuse to reward what has actually proven to be the most Ugly, Disgusting, Lie Filled Campaign ever seen in this area! We, as a people, can NOT allow a campaign that has been built upon Lies, Attacks and attempts to personally destroy the opponent to be rewarded with a win because what we reward, we get more of!
- Get out your list of Family, Friends, Neighbors and Co-Workers and simply call them to ask them to support Brian Nieves in Tuesday’s Republican Primary! This is a simple thing to do and without these calls – we could actually lose!
- Think Outside the Box about ways you can creatively help! Two types of “Rooster Calls” can be done by YOU and just a couple of your friends. A Rooster Call is where you simply pick out a High Traffic spot, hold up our yard signs and wave friendly waves to passers by! A great place to do this on Sunday would be at parking lot exits of churches! Can you grab a few people and do a Rooster Call or two between now and Tuesday? Please do!
- It’s NOT too late! All of these things remain Valuable & Viable till Tuesday Aug. 3rd at 7pm!
- Pray Some More!! This campaign launched by my opponent has turned out to be so Horribly Ugly that it almost seems like a Spiritual Battle! Prayer will prevail and I believe God will move on our behalf!
Now let me tell you some of the things that have been done and been happening so you may understand the Gravity of Our Situation…
- Dick Stratman hired a High Priced, Politically Powerful Consultant from out of town to run his campaign. We knew a long time ago that this would almost surely lead to an Ugly, Negative and Lie Filled Campaign and low & behold, that’s exactly what has happened! The Vile and Disgusting things being said in print, on TV and on the radio about me are slanderous to the point that we WILL seek legal action and Press Charges against them!
- Yes, Julie & I have seen “The Letter” and all I can say is Oh My Goodness!! Thank God Julie & I have a Very Secure Marriage and love each other Deeply! These people literally make me sick – sick to my stomach! Don’t even discuss the Evil Lies found in the letter but instead, ask this…. Does the letter pass the “Sniff Test” at all? That anonymous letter along with about 15 Brutally Negative and Lie Filled mail pieces all hit thousands of mailboxes at the VERY LAST MINUTE! If – IF Any of what they are spewing was in any way true, Why did they wait till the Very Last Minute to bring it out?? See what I’m saying? If – IF Any of what they assert was true, why didn’t they bring it out six months ago and sink my ship before it ever set sail? Please help us to help people understand that this is nothing more than a “Chicago Style Thug Campaign” being run by a desperate and despicable man! Does “The Letter” or ANY of their vicious attacking lies even make sense at all? Again, if any of it were true they would have brought it out long ago and ended my chances before we ever even got off the ground! It simply does NOT pass the “Sniff Test” does it??
- The Lies they’ve perpetrated against me are so over the top, so disgusting and so untrue that we are seeking legal action and intend to SUE!
Thank you for all you have done and what you mean to our campaign! We are indeed winning and as long as we band together and each one do these listed items … We Will WIN!!
We Love You!
Brian Nieves for State Senate
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