Friday, February 25, 2011

Sawyer outraged over campaign scuffle...

Calls for issue-oriented campaign

Roderick T. Sawyer, candidate for Sixth Ward Alderman, said he is outraged about a fight that emerged recently over political signs that left one campaign volunteer hospitalized and a Lyle campaign worker charged with battery at a polling place on the South side.

In response to the incident, Sawyer said: “It is unfortunate that the incident resulted in a citizen being injured and another arrested. I was disappointed that instead of squashing the incident Lyle fled the scene.

“These actions do not represent the issues-oriented campaign that I’m running as I go forward with this runoff election,” Sawyer continued. “I’ve run an ethical campaign targeting real issues impacting Sixth Ward residents and anyone who would insinuate otherwise is just projecting.”

Sawyer said that he is committed to an issues-oriented campaign and welcomed his opponent to join him in condemning the violence. “A campaign focused on the issues would help to ensure that the run-off will not be marred by reckless participants,” he concluded.
You might have heard about this incident from the Chicago Sun-Times the day after the municipal elections.The article, posted on our FB page, involved a Wooten campaign worker and the Lyle campaign worker on the night of the municipal elections. That night this incident was alluded to on Wooten's FB Page.

We recieved this release from the PR person for Sawyer's Aldermanic campaign. Although Worlee beat me to this release on his blog.

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