Palin Smacks New Jersey’s Daggett for False ‘Drop Out’ Claim – George’s Bottom Line
November 01, 2009 7:15 PM
Palin Smacks New Jersey’s Daggett for False ‘Drop Out’ Claim
Sarah Palin was inadvertently dragged into the New Jersey governor’s race on Sunday.
My colleague, ABC News’ Teddy Davis, has more:
Sarah Palin is chiding Chris Daggett, an independent candidate for governor of New Jersey, for inaccurately claiming Sunday morning on MSNBC that she had urged him to drop his third-party bid.
“Despite what candidate Chris Daggett is claiming, I have never contacted him or his campaign,” wrote Palin Sunday on her Facebook page. “I have never asked him to drop out of the N.J. governor’s race. Now, if a politician is going to play loose with facts like this, the electorate needs to know it.
“So, to the good people of New Jersey, please know that Daggett’s claims are false,” she continued, “I’ve never even suggested he should drop out of the race.”
She then slyly added, “But, come to think of it …”
A Daggett spokesman acknowledges that Daggett’s claim on MSNBC was incorrect.