New Comments: Smith responds to Sikes' weekend mailing
With the runoff just days away, the candidates for District Attorney have become more aggressive in their attempts to cast doubt on their opponents’ qualifications. Early voting starts this week on Mon. July 28 and the runoff election will be on Aug. 5.
A recent campaign mailer from candidate Donna Sikes accused opponent Brad Smith of having let a Barrow County man go in a plea deal; the man was recently charged for murder in Florida. Smith strongly rebutted the accusation, saying that while he processed some paperwork, the case was not his and he had nothing to do with the plea deal.
“Throughout her campaign, my opponent has consistently used mudslinging and baseless personal attacks," he said. "Since the election, there have been rumors and conspiracy theories running rampant. I am here to tell you now that these are not true. The things you have been reading about are not true.”
Smith said the negative campaigning was causing citizens to lose sight of the real issue in the campaign – who is better qualified to be the next District Attorney.