Last week Thursday I received a robocall attacking Scott Lingamfelter on taxes. Today, I received another call from the same group and same phone number.
This time the call attacks Scott for taking money from liberal groups like the Virginia Education Association, and the Trial Lawyers Association. (For anyone who doesn’t know how Richmond works, large lobbyists give money to practically every incumbent in Richmond.) To insinuate Lingamfelter is weak on education reform is ridiculous as he has been doing more on that issue in the House of Delegates than most.
With two calls out, it is now clear that whoever is behind these calls has money to burn. While this race is expected to get nasty in the coming weeks, it is interesting that the first person the campaigns feel like attacking is Lingamfelter. I wonder if that is an indicator that internally, at least that campaign thinks he is at the front of the pack.
Few things are as dirty as anonymous attacks that are from an organization no one knows about, or can find online. Following last week’s call, I heard theories connecting the call to four different campaigns. If anyone has any solid proof on who is behind them, I would love to know.
The call was authorized by Committee for Growth and Opportunity. The phone number they call from is (571) 234-5931.