Conservation group expresses 'extreme disappointment' at secret taping by Charlie Hales' campaign
The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is calling foul on Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales' campaign for secretly taping what was supposed to be a confidential joint endorsement interview with rival Jefferson Smith.
Oregon law prohibits secret taping of face-to-face meetings.
“The Charlie Hales campaign’s actions demonstrate a profound lack of integrity, judgment and respect for the process,” said Doug Moore, the OLCV's executive director, in a prepared statement. “We call for a public apology by the Hales campaign for this unethical and possibly illegal activity as well as the destruction of all secretly recorded conversations. Despite the legal implications, we are not filing a legal complaint against the Hales campaign. But Charlie Hales needs to take responsibility for the actions of his campaign and do the right thing.”
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Posted on Sept. 05, 2012
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