Joe Gale for Montgomery County Commissioner - Press Release 11/2/15
Re: False Accusations by MCRC Chairman Vereb... A few more things you need to know
Chairman Vereb’s attacks against my campaign are completely false:
1. “For months now Joe has been calling on his supporters to cut every other Republican on the ballot and to vote only for him.” – Mike Vereb, MCRC Chairman
False! I have never said to anyone to cut every other Republican on the ballot. In fact, at the meeting with Republican candidates and area leaders on September 30th at MCRC Headquarters, my campaign even offered to contribute toward a “team palm card” with all the county wide candidates. Vereb did not pursue the team piece because it did not fit his agenda of bullet voting against my candidacy.
2. “Unfortunately Joe is willing to bury our entire ticket, all the way down to local races, to try to get himself elected.” - Mike Vereb, MCRC Chairman
False! Mike Vereb is willing to bury our entire ticket, all the way down to local races, to try to get his, and only his, County Commissioner Candidate elected. If he wanted the entire ticket to win, he would not have removed the straight republican directive from the green ballot.[i]
Every green ballot from past general elections say: “Easy Ballot Machine Directions: Press the Straight Republican Button”[ii]
The truth is, Chairman Vereb is willing to lose every race: Statewide, Countywide, and locally in order to defeat me. As Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee, it is not his job to pick winners and losers but to support the entire republican ticket selected by the voters in the primary. Any candidate who loses due to bullet voting should blame Mike Vereb and the Area Leaders “whom were in unanimous agreement.”
3. “In fact, a few weeks ago an active member of ATRO offered to pay Joe’s assessment…Joe never responded.” - Mike Vereb, MCRC Chairman False! Joe Rooney, Vice Chairman of ATRO, twice indicated to me, MCRC and party leaders that my name should be on the Green ballot in Abington and offered to personally cover the costs of having my name appear there.[iii], [iv]
I was under the impression that, due to Rooney’s generosity, my name would be on the Green Ballots in Abington Township until I went to the VFW in Abington yesterday, 10/31/15, to help committee people collect their materials for Election Day. It was then that I discovered was excluded from Abington’s ballots.
4. “Furthermore, Joe mentioned on several occasions to numerous committee members and party leaders that he did not even want to be included on the green ballot.” - Mike Vereb, MCRC Chairman
5. “Joe even went as far as to harass Steve Tolbert at his home last weekend, having his supporters take pictures outside of his home with Gale signs to mock Steve and litter on his property.” - Mike Vereb, MCRC Chairman
False! Supporters of my candidacy - not affiliated with my campaign – did a lit drop to hundreds of homes in West Norriton. Literature was then removed from doors by Tolbert supporters, collected, and left on Tolbert’s Doors step. (That is voter disfranchisement) In the photos provided by Tolbert, the lit is clearly bent from being removed from the door handles of his neighbors.[v] The whole scene was manufactured to discredit my candidacy.
What you have seen is a series of fabricated scandals designed to destroy my candidacy by destroying my reputation. These lies are also being spread around to distract me from an election that is a day away so I will waste my time responding to them instead of talking to voters about this issues facing Montgomery County.
The truth is, since February, I have been campaigning all across Montgomery County talking to thousands upon thousands of voters about the issues facing our county and getting Republicans to the polls on Election Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP7nwDvcEjc
This is the only way we can overcome our party’s voter registration disadvantage and get Republican candidates elected. Please take a moment to listen to Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West’s testimony about my character: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzFXdJcGh2k