Tea Party Candidate Creates Fake Organization, Endorses Herself In Ad
This is becoming a thing for Tea Partiers – creating fake organizations to endorse them. It has happened before. Tea Party candidate and Montana Family Foundation lobbyist Debra Lamm applied the same tactic but used a fake address.
If no one else will endorse you, just endorse yourself and people will think you’re super-popular.
Lamm has published an ad in May 15th edition of The Livingston Enterprise touting that the local GOP central committee has endorsed her for election in House District 60. This is hilarious for two reasons.
1. Ms. Lamm herself is the GOP committee chair and her husband Joe is the treasurer.
2. Ms. Lamm resides in HD59 not HD60. In the primary, she should be running against Alan Redfield not Kevin Fochs.
That’s why it interesting to note that Ms. Lamm’s physical address is 106 Morgan Trail, Emigrant MT 59027, not Livingston MT 59047. Her physical address is conspicuously absent from the current Form C-1 she has on file with the Commissioner of Political Practices. You can look up her C-1 for 2012 and 2014 to compare. For some reason she also filed the wrong zip code with the Billings Gazette in 2012. One hopes she isn’t trying to deceive voters by making it appear that she lives in the district she’s running for, because she does not live in the district.
(Yes, this is the same lobbyist who the Montana Family Foundation hired to rant against public school classrooms in the Montana legislature. Perhaps honesty and transparency aren’t among the so-called “family values” this group claims to espouse.)
Maybe she could pay some actors to hang out with her so she won’t look so alone.