“Areizaga-Soto Condemns Poll Paid by Favola, Pledges to Stick to Facts”

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    The Areizaga-Soto campaign just put out this press release. In addition, for a lot more background on this story, I recommend that everyone check out the discussion that’s been going on here. Also, I encourage anyone who receives this call to RECORD IT!

    Areizaga-Soto Condemns Poll Paid by Favola, Pledges to Stick to Facts

    ARLINGTON, VA. – The Jaime Areizaga-Soto for Senate campaign expressed dismay at the underhanded, dishonest attacks the Favola campaign perpetuated in a district-wide poll earlier this week.

    Political blogger Ben Tribbett reported on Twitter that the pollster falsely identified Areizaga-Soto’s political party.

    Another [Fairfax] blogger reported that the pollster read a disclaimer noting that the statements in the poll were not true.

    “Elections are about choices. Democrats in the 31st district deserve to know the facts so they can make an educated choice. My campaign has been tough – we’ve pointed out some uncomfortable facts about who funds my opponent – but I have been and will always be honest,” said Jaime Areizaga-Soto.

    The Areizaga-Soto campaign has sent two mailers to Democrats in the 31st district pointing out that Favola broke an Arlington County Board rule and took $25,000 from a developer with extensive business before the County Board. The campaign also sent a third mailer noting Favola’s large contribution from a developer who otherwise gives to almost exclusively Republican candidates including to the Republican nominee running in the 31st district in this November’s general election.

    “John Shooshan is a successful businessman and by all accounts a great guy,” added Areizaga-Soto. “But his unprecedentedly large contribution to Barbara Favola and his fundraising role on her campaign committee indicates a serious lack of judgment and raises ethical concerns about County Board member Favola’s support for The Shooshan Company’s multi-million dollar development projects in Arlington.”

    UPDATE: Favola admits that she was behind this. The truth starts to come out?!?