Campaign shenanigans

Every election cycle, campaign shenanigans ramp up the closer one gets to the nominating conventions. (Dirty campaign tricks happen during primaries and general elections, too, but it’s harder to time an “October surprise” with the advent of early voting.)

Senator Mike Lee once called this period before an election “silly season” – a nice euphemism for the sometimes outrageous/ridiculous accusations that come flying. Sometimes, assertions or implications of endorsement or support are made, as happened Monday night.

A mass text was sent out inviting recipients to join Congressional candidate Jason Preston for a town hall with special guest Mike Lee. Senator Lee then sent the following text message: