With just 36 hours left before the primary elections, County Executive Charlie Dooley's campaign team tweeted a sexist attack against a supporter of challenger Steve Stenger.
|County Executive Charlie Dooley.|
The tweet, which the campaign admits was poorly worded, refers to one of Stenger's supporters, attorney Jane Dueker, as a "trick," a derogatory term for women who are seen to sexually manipulate men and analogous to other slurs, including hoe, slut and bitch.
Linda Goldstein, Dooley's campaign communications director, says the campaign never intended to insult Dueker and will not be apologizing.
"She's trying to distract them from the issues at hand," Goldstein tells Daily RFT. "In my opinion, she had a disingenuous response to this unintentional wording, and by having this type of response, she is simply calling more attention to Stenger's outrageous comments."More »