Maybe Bill Lee Should Suspend his Campaign
Maybe Bill Lee should take advice from John McCain and consider not campaigning himself. The News Journal reports that state GOP chairman Tom Ross tried to take a shot at Jack Markell yesterday by citing an old shareholders' lawsuit against Nextel. Why the Lee campaign would imagine that reminding the public that Jack Markell was a successful businessman is beyond me. The suit was dismissed as lacking merit:
Markell has denied any wrongdoing related to Nextel, and indeed the 1995 class-action suit filed against Nextel in federal court in New Jersey was dismissed a year later by U.S. District Judge Alfred M. Wolin, who rejected claims of insider trading.Jack Markell reacted sharply:
"When a judge looked at these charges, he threw them out of court," Markell said Wednesday. "When the Republicans looked at them, they threw mud."Bill Lee tried to distance himself from the mudslinging, but Markell would have none of it:
Markell saw no distance between Ross and Lee.As I said about John McCain, if campaigning isn't working, try not campaigning. Maybe Bill Lee should find a reason to suspend his campaign and return to retirement with his 40 percent of the vote and his good name unsullied by sleazy tactics.
"The judge who is not running for office dismissed these charges," Markell said. "The former judge who is running for office is behind these attacks and should be dismissed as well."