The latest offender is Watkins Abbitt (Independent in name only). Abbitt, a closet Republican, sent out the mailer above, accusing Democrat Connie Brennan of raising taxes 400%! The truth? It's just a little utility tax that went from $2 a month to $10 a month. A whopping tax increase of $8 a month for businesses!
If that wasn't enough deception for one mailer, Abbitt used a stock photo of an Alaskan general store--yes, you read that right: Alaska. Apparently Abbitt doesn't know his district well enough to take a picture of a store located there, in Virginia.
Here's what some of my friends are saying about it:
"Another Unethical Republican: Watkins Abbitt" by Lowell, at Raising Kaine.A final thought for the Republican Party of Virginia: Deuteronomy 5:20.
"Watkins Abbitt: Out to Lunch...in Alaska?" by Mark Brooks at Democratic Central.
"Watkins Abbitt: Campaigning in Alaska?" by Heartland of Virginia.
"Del. Abbitt’s nasty mailer" by Waldo Jaquith.