Those direct mail pieces out of Virginia continue assailing Senator Darrel Aubertine and praising challenger Patty Ritchie...They are boiler plate glossies sent to all close State Senate districts, except the names are changed.
Candidate Ritchie tells the WDT she has no idea who is sending them, althought their presence is a huge defacto contribution to her campaign.....
I am sorry...there is no such thing as anonymous, unsolicited mailings on this level. Its orchestrated. That's not bad, but we live in a system where voters expect to know who is contributing to each campaign.
This effort circumvents the process, and the candidates claim of ignorance on the source is not convincing.
Nor is the evasion of public forums by the Ritchie campaign....Now I realize these tactics would be done by the Dems if they were in the same situation.....Mrs. Ritchie is hoping to run out the clock as she perceives she is ahead. I would too.
Watertown Daily Times Ritchie wants outside help to stop (updated)