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Shuttleworth Campaign FAIL: No Union Bug, No Recycled Logo, No “Paid for by” Statement


First, check out the robocall many Arlingtonians – myself included – have been receiving this week from Democratic congressional candidate Bruce Shuttleworth. Just a couple problems with this: 1) the poll he cites is utterly absurd, as I explained here; 2) there’s no “paid for by” statement at the end of the call, as required by the FEC. Double #FAIL on that one.

Second, see the “flip” for images of Shuttleworth’s campaign sign. Notice something? That’s right, there’s no “union bug,” which means the sign was made in a non-union shop, and there’s also no recycled logo, which means the sign is not environmentally friendly. Another double #FAIL for the Shuttleworth campaign.

Meanwhile, this guy has not been seen at any Democratic gatherings, but did manage to find time to address the Falls Church Republicans and ask for their votes. Fascinating strategy to try to win a Democratic primary…turn out Republicans to vote in it?!?

Bottom line: On June 12, I urge every 8th CD Democrat to get out and vote for Rep. Jim Moran. He’s doing an excellent job in Congress and speaking out forcefully and articulately on issues we all care about. Let’s make sure we keep Jim Moran there to keep fighting for us, and certainly not replace him with a Republican-friendly, union-and-environment-unfriendly “Democrat!”

  • Mike1987

    Is he actually a republican masquerading as a Democrat?

  • ArlGreen

    Have you bothered to look at the issue stances on his website? How is any of that even remotely republican? This is just so petty – why not argue his policies… oh, because you can’t.

  • Dave

    Only to “public” media like TV ads and signs. Internet videos are currently excluded, too. Attempts to “beef up” McCain-Feingold with this in ’07 and ’10 both failed in the House. It’s a huge loophole in campaign finance disclosure.

    In fact, this is one of the reasons why I don’t support the whole “let’s amend Citizens United” thing. There’s serious, “low-hanging fruit” that we can fix (like this) that doesn’t require a Constitutional amendment.

  • AlexCityDem

    Shuttleworth has no Democratic record whatsoever, and barely any real work record.  His real “backer” is his wife; most of his publicly-known funding is from her partners in her law practice.  Whom does she represent?  Soda and fast-food distributors, sellers of pre-paid phone cards who want to keep the unused balances, and communications business that wanted to fight internet child-safety requirements.  She is straight out of “Thank You for Smoking.”  Why isn’t this being covered?  Shuttleworth is a fraud.