I really misjudged Tom Shields in my earlier posts on the man. Not only is he taking money from Congressman Bobby Scott, SEIU/Acorn and others, he still refuses to abandon his support for Acorn. Even after the child prostitution tapes were shown. He is trying to raise money, calls Delegate O’Bannon names for pointing out Shield’s Acorn connection and now, O’Bannon’s signs are being damaged and stolen. And not just a few.
I believe the Tom Shield’s campaign is the most despicable one Virginian’s have seen in a long time. Anti-Catholic attacks, support for Acorn, and lies and distortions on O’Bannon’s record. This is a win at all costs campaign that has fallen so far behind that attacks are all he has left.
It has been a week since we first called on Tom Shields to renounce Scott’s vote to fund Acorn and Acorn itself. Not a peep!
Voters of the 73rd district deserve better than a scoundrel like Tom Shields. So does Virginia!
Below is a Press Release from Delegate O’Bannon:
Our campaign has been very busy lately. We’ve been putting up yard signs, hosting meet and greets, attending candidate forums, going door to door, and making phone calls. We are doing everything we can to make sure we keep John O’Bannon in the House of Delegates.
With so much going on, we wanted to make sure we keep you updated on everything and let you know where you can help out.
In case you missed it, last week we included a link to a blog that has been covering our race. The post we linked was one in which the blogger wanted to know whether or not Tom Shields supported Congressman Bobby Scott’s vote to continue funding ACORN with taxpayer money even after video’s surfaced containing evidence of corruption and illegal activity.
This was a legitimate question for 3 reasons:
1. Tom Shields worked for Bobby Scott for almost 5 years.
2. Tom Shields has been claiming that, if elected, he would stand up to his Party leaders when they made the wrong decision.
3. If Tom Shields is demanding that Delegate O’Bannon comment on a college thesis that is 20 years old, surely he should be expected to comment on corruption that is occuring RIGHT NOW.
Apparently, Tom Shields takes it personally when someone asks him a question, because he chose to respond by claiming that our campaign had accused him of supporting child prostitution and asking his supporters to donate money so he could beat “disgusting” John O’Bannon.
Friends, if you receive anything from Tom Shields claiming that we made any accusations against him, please know that it is a total lie. We simply agreed with a blogger that Tom Shields should let the people know where he stands on that sort of corruption by organizations like ACORN and if wanted to know if he would stick to his word and scold one of his Party leaders for making a bad vote.
Please view our Press Release and if you think we deserve an answer to that question, email Tom Shields (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask him if he agrees with Bobby Scott’s vote or if he will publicly denounce it and ACORN’s dispicable practice.
NRA Endorses John O’Bannon
This week, Delegate John O’Bannon was honored to be endorsed by the National Rifle Association. The NRA also gave Delegate O’Bannon an “A” rating for his hard work on behalf of protecting the 2nd Amendment.
Yard Signs, etc.YARD SIGNS AND 4X8′s
If you’ve driven anywhere in the district lately, you’ll notice that we have put out a ton of yard signs and 4×8′s. Unfortunately, many of these signs have been vandalized recently. Some people have even had their signs stolen multiple times. If you had a sign that was vandalized or stolen, please let us know asap so we can get a new one out to you.
If you haven’t requested a sign yet, you can do so by sending us an email, signing up on our website, calling HQ or just stopping by and picking one up. Since it looks like our opponent is going to keep taking signs, we need to get as many out as possible to help offset the ones that get stolen.
We also have some 4×8 signs left. If you’d like to trade in your regular sign for a big one, we’d be happy to upgrade you! Just let us know and we’ll deliver one to your house and set it up for you.
Please make sure to let us know if your sign has gone missing. No matter how many times we have to, we will keep replacing them until Election Day. We need to show our opponent’s supporters that resorting to these childish tactics will only make us more determined!
Once again, thanks for your support. We couldn’t do this without you.