Gallegos backers go sleazy early in HD#30 race

by NW Spotlight

A little over a week ago, on July 21st, Joe Gallegos won the Democratic nominating convention for state House District 30 – replacing Adriana Canas, who dropped out of the race after Willamette Week reported that she had filed for bankruptcy in 2004 and again this year.

The Democratic blog BlueOregon reported that “According to the press release from Future PAC, Gallegos has already put together his campaign team and is ready to mount an aggressive challenge to Lindsay.”

Aggressive challenge.

On Monday of this week, July 30, Rep. Shawn Lindsay (R-Hillsboro) posted on Facebook “Just met with my opponent. He was nice to accept my invitation to meet. Now that we know each other personally, we can focus on real issues. We need more of this.” Classy move by Rep. Lindsay.

Two days later, the evening of August 1, some HD#30 voters got a taste of the “aggressive challenge” being mounted on behalf of Gallegos. Apparently they’re afraid Gallegos can’t win by focusing on the real issues, and so they’re already resorting to a “push poll” – a widely discredited and sleazy political tactic with personal attacks poorly disguised as “questions.”

Nice. Go sleazy early.

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  • It’s highly unlikely that this was a push poll–and you’re not providing any of the questions or information from the poll, so this is pretty inflammatory with no evidence.

    It’s August, which is when campaigns will be doing message polling for the Fall election. Nobody would do push polling this far out–there’s no reason for it at this stage.

    • See ‘n’ Says

      Inflamatory? For you to accuse ANYONE else of being inflammatory is a laugh, but not as big a laugh as your avatar! .

    • “Sport”

      Yes, I agree. Carla is a classless pimp and I know pimps.

  • AMT

    Nobody does a push poll three months from an election. Sounds like they were doing message polling where, yes, they test what messages work with voters.

    If the Catalyst had had at least one moderately competent political analyst on its team, you’d know this…

  • Wingard’s Ghost

    Push polling in August? Really? You need to read up on what a push poll actually is.

  • Scarlett Pimpernil

    Yes, really, push polling. Ds have done this for years, and in some cases even earlier. I once received a push poll call myself for a legislative district in JUNE (would you still vote for XXX if you knew XXX)! Of course you do push polling in advance of the election. How do you think you move the numbers enough to get the deep pockets to jump into a race. There are many different purposes for push polling that aren’t limited to pushing someone over the top a few days before ballots go out. Don’t listen to clueless imbeciles. They are likely observers of the process or paid hacks (see Carla Axtman) who don’t do the day-to-day work of getting people elected.

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