The New Jersey Democratic Party is now admitting that it has payed for robocalls in favor of independent candidate Chris Daggett. The political chattering class has been saying that Daggett voters are most likely to have Republican Chris Christie as their second choice.
The Democratic State Committee now admits paying for a robocall to Somerset County voters that slams Republican Chris Christie and promotes independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett…
Daggett, for his part, disavowed the call.
“Voters hate robocalls. This is just another instance of the dishonest ways Democrats and Republicans use to win campaigns and to fool voters,” he said in a statement this afternoon. “It is little wonder more and more voters are rejecting these kind of desperate dirty tricks and turning to my campaign for a positive message about how to make New Jersey more affordable and competitive.’’
The “potentially ineffective” part of this tactic is that Daggett is a politically moderate candidate who really can’t be said to appeal to the voters of either party more than voters of the other party, especially when his polling has been as inconsistent as it has been over the past few weeks – he has gotten as high as 20 percent and as low as 7 percent.