Yesterday evening, we heard from Ken Carter, one of Don Hill's closest campaign advisors back when 43 people were running for mayor. Carter denied Ed Oakley's allegations -- which he made again to our own Matt Pulle last night -- that Hill's people went to Oakley and Tom Leppert to demand money and jobs.
This morning we hear from Saundra Lohr, the other half of the Hill-for-Mayor team. In an e-mail sent our way, she reiterates what Carter told Unfair Park last night. Only, she's a bit more...forceful? Her response is after the jump. --Robert Wilonsky
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In discussions with Ed Oakley's campaign about the cost for reaching African-American voters in the Southern Sector the discussion centered on media buys, voter out-reach and direct mail.
We never indicated that professional fees were in any way a part of the associated costs. I would be curious to find what Oakley paid to Cathy Neely, John W. Price and affiliated company for their efforts on Mr. Oakley's behalf in the run-off. I am pretty sure that they did not offer their services for FREE.
Ken Carter and I never sought professional fees from either candidate for the Mayoral run-off, nor did we seek payment directly to us for our advice.
Please call if you need further comments or clarification about these discussions......