In an email blast this morning, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee accuses Sarah Bascom, the spokesperson for David Jolly’s congressional campaign, of lying. The DCCC, however, is dead wrong.
Here’s what the DCCC emailed:
Washington lobbyist David Jolly was caught in a lie yesterday at a Republican forum – claiming that accusations from an audience member that he lobbied for off-shore drilling were “a complete fabrication.”
Then late last night, Jolly’s campaign did exactly what you’d expect from a dishonest lobbyist, and lied again:
“Sarah Bascom, a spokesperson for Jolly, tells CL says that Jolly did not lobby for Free Enterprise Nation.” [Creative Loafing, 1/6/14]
The problem for the DCCC is that’s not what Bascom said. She was misquoted; just ask Mitch Perry, the Creative Loafing reporter the DCCC is citing.
“Sarah Bascom definitely did NOT lie.” Perry wrotes to me an email.
“(I) quoted her inaccurately as emailing me that David Jolly had never lobbied for Free Enterprise Nation,” continued Perry. “In fact she said he had never lobbied regarding off-shore drilling issues for them.”
Perry said he has corrected his post and told the DCCC he got it wrong.
The DCCC should issue a retraction of its criticism of Bascom.