And now City Council candidate Steve Galvin is cribbin’ lines from his opponent, Amy Foster

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What is the deal with City Council candidate Steve Galvin?

When he’s not throwing out unpopular ideas about reducing garbage collection, Galvin is cribbing lines from his opponent, Amy Foster.

Case in point is a fundraising appeal on Galvin’s Facebook page.

Two hours ago, Galvin’s campaign wrote:

“We have another campaign deadline tomorrow night! People will be making assumptions about my campaign’s strength based on how many people have donated and how much money we have collected. Can you help my campaign shine in the report we are about to file? Click the contribution link below to donate online.”

Honestly, that’s how a candidate is suppose to ask for money … a direct ask … with a good reason … and a clear deadline.

The only problem is Amy Foster said pretty much the same thing three weeks ago.

On June 30, Foster posted the following on her Facebook page:

“We have a BIG campaign deadline tonight! People will be making assumptions about our campaign’s strength based on how many people have donated and how much money we have collected. Can you help this campaign shine in the report we are about to file? Click the contribution link below to donate online.”

In other words, Galvin’s campaign changed Foster’s words “a BIG” to “another” in the first sentence and — boom —  it’s Miller time!

For the record, here is a screenshot of Galvin’s Facebook message from July 18:

galvin, steve - facebook

 

and here is a screenshot of Foster’s Facebook message from June 30:

foster, amy - facebook page

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