Another mystery entity enters a Bohn Campaign
Local residents are getting phone calls by purported pollsters who ask about local issues and then claim association with candidate Cheryl Seidner’s campaign. But Seidner says the poll isn’t hers.
Fellow candidates Rex Bohn and Annette de Modina deny they responsibility for the phone calls.
Perhaps the calls are coming from the same shadow group that brought us the “Eureka Coalition for Jobs” which bought a dirty ad campaign against Rex’s opponent during a 2004 race for Eureka City Council. Rex lost the election, and a Sacramento representative for the “coalition” said the backers would remain anonymous.
So be careful if your phone rings, it might be a Bohn call.
A message about the poll is on Seidner’s facebook page:
VOTERS OF THE FIRST DISTRICT
If you receive a phone call purporting to be a “survey” on my behalf, please beware. I am NOT conducting a poll. Ask the caller to identify him/herself and the group paying for the “survey.” You have the right to know. If the caller will not provide this information, you may wish to report the matter to the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Call them toll-free: 1 866 275-3772 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have Caller I.D., please note the number the “pollster” is calling from.
Thank you. Cheryl Seidner
UPDATE: Herald contributor ‘Mitch’ offers $100 for the first person providing information leading to the exposure of the person or organization responsible for this phone scam. Others are invited to add to the reward pool.