To the editor:
I have about had it with the lies and misconceptions that are happening here in Abington and Upper Dublin surrounding the 153rd State Rep race. I really don’t go on attack often, but I feel I have to here.
First of all, there was a “letter to the editor” () posted on Abington Patch and Upper Dublin Patch and other publications, written from the point of view of a person who hadn’t made up their mind about the candidates until attending a , and then went on to write about how he found Nick Mattiacci to be a “breath of fresh air” and the stronger candidate. But, it turns out, he was a paid campaign worker (listed as paid thousands of dollars on the public records of the campaign finance report). This was all set up by a candidate who claimed at the start that he would run a campaign with integrity.
But wait, there’s more. Mr. Mattiacci publically denounced billboards in Abington and claimed he would protect us from them, then days later he plastered his campaign on the only billboard anywhere near Abington by Carmel Presbyterian Church (just on the other side of the Abington border). He consistently makes claims he is removed from the Republican party, yet the Republicans at state level are financing all his mailings that include lies about his opponent, , being disbarred and a disgusting phone poll they did that included out-and-out lies about her and her family.
Mattiacci is not trustworthy. Well, we’re smarter than that Mr. Mattiacci. The voters of Abington and Upper Dublin deserve more respect than to be subject to these underhanded, dirty political practices and lies. It proves he feels we are stupid, easily manipulated people. It’s insulting. There’s hard campaigning and then there’s dirty politics. He has crossed the line now several times and it is disrespectful to every voter.
I plead with you all, do not put this man in office.