Thrasher Campaign Says ‘No Way’ to Spying Charges
As we reported earlier today, the Dan Quiggle campaign for State Senate is charging that allies of former House Speaker John Thrasher have been stalking Quiggle and his family with video cameras. A clip sent today to the Orlando Sentinel seems to prove their point. Sentinel reporter Aaron Deslatte says that the video is being shopped around to media by operatives who are backing Thrasher.
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However, the Thrasher campaign has flatly denied any direct role in the taping.
Sarah Bascom, a spokeperson for the Thrasher campaign, issued the following statement this afternoon: "John Thrasher would never put anyone’s family in harm’s way because he knows how these negative campaign attacks can impact a family – having endured relentless personal attacks by shadowy groups for weeks. And to imply that he has the time or would ever video tape anybody is ludicrous."
Bascom continued: "The real question is for Mr. Quiggle – who is in the tape and who is really behind your campaign? That is a valid question and has been for weeks."
Both other candidates, Stan Jordan and Art Graham, also denied any knowledge of the tape and denounced the political mudslinging that's gone on in this race to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Jim King.