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Porter County GOP chair disavows smear campaign

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The Porter County Republicans are disavowing any ties to a “despicable mailer” circulating by a group calling itself the Northwest Indiana Political Action Committee against a Porter County Democratic candidate. GOP Party Chairman Michael Simpson issued a prepared statement on Friday saying that a post card handed out at a recent political event and posted the NWIPAC’s website is “so reprehensible” and that its attribution to the Porter County Republican Party is “an outright lie.”

According to Simpson, the group, which has a Lowell mailing address, is seeking donations for a “smear campaign” against the candidate. The candidate’s name is not mentioned in Simpson’s statement.

Simpson said his party has “no affiliation with or any desire to affiliate with, nor will we participate in this type of low-level tactic.” He asserts that no Republican candidate or current office holder has approved of the mailer.

“Porter County Republicans, and I believe Democrats, believe in spirited campaigning that is fair and truthful. This kind of gutter politics has no place,” Simpson said.


Posted 5/12/2014