Fake Endorsement Claims By Incumbents...Who Can You Trust?
Original post made by Looking4Truth, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Oct 30, 2006
Winkler, Boyle and Duboc Use Fake Endorsement
Flyers to Purposefully Mislead Voters
Menlo Park, Calif. - October 30, 2006 - In yet another public scandal for the current council majority, slate incumbents Winkler, Boyle and Duboc have been caught mailing out fictitious Democratic endorsement flyers to thousands of Menlo Park residents. Failing to garner significant endorsements, slate incumbents have been forced to attempt to buy the election through fake endorsement flyers.
"In no way does the Democratic Party endorse any of the three slate incumbents Winkler, Duboc or Boyle," said Andrew Byrnes, Chair, San Mateo County Democratic Party. "The Democratic Party has endorsed only Heyward Robinson and Rich Cline for Menlo Park City Council; voters should disregard any mailer that suggests otherwise."
"This election is coming down to a matter of 'who do you trust'," said Rich Cline. "Trust and integrity are the cornerstones of leadership and voters are smart enough to see through the spin. Now the slate claims to be endorsed by the Democratic Party among other fake endorsements. The question now is, who do you trust, Menlo Park?"
"We are standing by our long-standing principles of being honest, open and straight-forward with residents when we talk about the election," said Heyward Robinson. "In fact, it is these traits that we carry with us that enabled us to be endorsed by so many local leadership institutions including the Democratic Party. This election is fast becoming a referendum of the current council majority's integrity."
"The consistent deceptive behavior of the slate will be judged by the voters," said Vince Bressler. "I, for one, would never hold myself out to be something I am not. I am an Independent. What you see is what you get."