Its seems the leading 4th Congressional District candidates are taking campaign cues from the state’s Senate contenders. A new television ad released by Rep. Mike Pompeo counters, and returns, the attacks alledged by Rep. Wink Hartman. The attacks in the Senate race come, mainly, from one side but the mud in the 4th district is flying from all directions.
Pompeo’s website includes a page entitled “Help Mike Tell The Truth About Wink Hartman’s Lies” which has an eerily similar ring to Tiahrt’s Truth Files. His latest television ad exposes Hartman’s previous bankruptcy filing and the Florida residency he has retained.
The ad goes as far as stating that “lying comes easy to Wink Hartman” and concludes by countering Hartman’s claim that Pompeo shipped jobs to Mexico.
The message is a change from his previous emphasis on his military service and patriotic beliefs. The commercial holds no punches and only serves to continue the verbal war. It seems we may have finally found one race that is as vicious and slanderous as the state’s Senate campaign.