B.J. VanGundy, one of four candidates for state GOP chairman, has launched an preemptive strike in defense of some apparent campaign contributions to Democrats. It includes this:
[A]n operative apparently working for one of my opponents has discovered something about me that they consider 'political dirt' on me due to some political contributions.
In one case, I contributed money to a close friend of mine who happens to live in a solid Democrat district in DeKalb County, and had no Republican opponents. In the other cases, contributions were made to a couple of DeKalb County Commissioners through, and on behalf of, my business, which is focused in the arena of providing process improvement and efficiency services.
It is most unfortunate that instead of providing ideas or suggestions for improving the Party, there are those who decide that smear tactics are the path to victory in the race. I thought I would go ahead and set the record straight, and let you know that I will not participate in smearing my opponents. I am a believer in “The Eleventh Commandment.”
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