If you're riveted by dirty politics, you'll dig this tale of e-mail intrigue reported by PoliticsLA.com (an affiliate of regional news network NewsHorn.com)
If you're riveted by dirty politics, you'll dig this tale of e-mail intrigue reported by PoliticsLA.com (an affiliate of regional news network NewsHorn.com).
This past Thursday, an e-mail went out to recipients of New Orleans City Council District A incumbent Jay Batt's newsletter with the subject header, "[Jay Batt Campaign] Do Not Vote For Mitch Landrieu." Landrieu was the main contender running against embattled mayoral incumbent, Ray Nagin, of Katrina fame. (Landrieu lost in the close runoff, by the way. So did Batt.)
Here's the crux of the message:
Mitch Landrieu has retracted an endorsement he made of my candidacy. I am appalled that Mitch would do this and I call on all my supporters to refrain from voting for Mitch on Saturday.
Kate Kaye was Managing Editor at ClickZ News until October 2012. As a daily reporter and editor for the original news source, she covered beats including digital political campaigns and government regulation of the online ad industry. Kate is the author of Campaign '08: A Turning Point for Digital Media, the only book focused on the paid digital media efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns. Kate created ClickZ's Politics & Advocacy section, and is the primary contributor to the one-of-a-kind section. She began reporting on the interactive ad industry in 1999 and has spoken at several events and in interviews for television, radio, print, and digital media outlets. You can follow Kate on Twitter at @LowbrowKate.
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