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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Borders: Rival campaign handed out fake fliers promising free beer

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Atlanta mayoral candidate Lisa Borders says a rival campaign distributed fake fliers promising free beer and food at a block party she hosted this morning at her downtown headquarters.

From the Borders web site:

[Borders campaign manager Stacey Abrams] said the campaign made a donation to the Gateway facility, a downtown Atlanta homeless service center, when people began coming to block party with a fake flyer that promised free food and beer. “We are deeply saddened that another campaign would use the most vulnerable members of our community in an attempt to disrupt our event to say thank you. By misusing our logo and handing out these flyers, they misled men and women who have faced more than enough difficulty. We were glad to work with the Gateway Center to feed and shelter those in need.”

Sounds like an awkward moment, no? The press release doesn't name the campaign that allegedly distributed the fliers. If you were handed one, send us a line.

(UPDATE) Glenn Thomas via email says "No...the free beer incident is not something my campaign would be involved in."

(File photo by Joeff Davis)

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