Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: Perhaps you got an email message from one William Heuisler making untrue statements about U.S. Senate candidate, Alex Meluskey. Our AFA team has researched every candidate in that race and some of our team members have personal knowledge regarding the mail piece included in that message because it was sent in their district and they got it. AFA addressed that at the time and actually got the true story from several recipients of the mail piece and we met with Meluskey - who was not running for anything at the time except PC - as to how that mail piece came to be sent. We confirmed with others involved to verify the story we got from Meluskey in 2014. One of our team members also contacted the election department as to whether there was a violation and it was dismissed. Our team can assure everyone that there is nothing to this. That letter full of lies and distortions is the very reason Republicans are fed up with this kind of campaigning and yellow reporting.]
Here is the Meluskey response:
Dear friends, supporters and dignitaries:
I usually make it a strong habit to ignore internet trolls and their lies, but since more than a few of you on this email sent this to me to be sure I saw it, I wanted to take a brief moment to reply clearly to the inane and libelous rantings.
I offer my apologies for bothering you with such nonsense, but since we all understand that even unfounded lies can do damage, it is best to nip them in the bud and then be done and satisfied with the matter.
It is regrettable Kelli Ward, her husband and their supporters take to social media and email with personal attacks, lies, innuendo, obfuscation, slander, libel, and gossip rather than sticking to substantive issues. Nevertheless, such do require serious rebuttal from time-to-time.
Allow me to briefly reply to these accusations, if they can even be called that.
First, that I, my business, or perhaps my campaign has done anything illegal. Ludicrous. There are more than enough government regulatory oversight entities to address any legitimate violations if they occur at all. In this particular charge, they have not.
The single document provided as an alleged illegal activity was nothing but a paid print job by my company. All logos and names used were in control of and compliance rests with the client. The charge of any illegal misdeeds is libelous and false. Notice is hereby given that anyone who further persists in spreading such lies may be brought to court for their actions.
Second, that I or anyone associated with my campaign or business is being paid for by McCain is also ludicrous, libelous and a downright malicious lie. My donations to my campaign are my personal life savings. Kelli has also donated her own money to her campaign. So have Trump and Cruz and pretty much anyone who has ever run for any office. That is a non story.
Why am I spending my savings? Because, I so strongly believe our country is standing on the verge of either great reform or impending disaster, I could not stand by living a comfortable life while my nation and the future of my children’s nation was in such jeopardy. It is put up or shut up.
Third, that my campaign staff or supporters are establishment insiders. Do these Ward liars not know how to use Google very well? My Campaign Manager has indeed worked on five Presidential Campaigns, and far too many other national and federal campaigns to even count, but did they bother to look up the persons for whom he worked and his titles?
National Political Director for Ron Paul 2008: Who was Ron Paul running against in 2008? Oh, that’s right, John McCain.
National Operations Director for Alan Keyes 2000. Are Alan Keyes and Ron Paul establishment insiders? Does anyone believe this lie?
He is also a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and a renowned conservative documentary filmmaker whose film “UnFair: Exposing the IRS” was released in 700 theaters nationwide last year.
How did I meet such an establishment insider? I was the state theater captain leader for his movie! He came through Arizona two years ago while filming the IRS abuses for his documentary, we met and discussed the importance of this race. At the time I had no idea the criteria we discussed for the candidate we needed to recruit to defeat John McCain in “the year of the outsider” would end up being me.
You can check out his movie or book on Amazon and see for yourself. http://www.amazon.com/UnFair-Exposing-IRS-Craig-Bergman/dp/1939447593
In addition to Craig and his experience, I have a former Reagan Whitehouse staffer in Washington D.C. who is advising my campaign, along with several well known and influential Arizona activists locally.
Lastly, the ridiculous charges that I am not a conservative at all, or I am dropping out of the race, or somehow joined the Tea Party, the Republican Assemblies, or ran for Precinct Committeeman as part of some secret plan to thwart the conservative movement as a whole.
I am the State Director of the Fair Tax. I am on the board or a member of several prominent national conservative organizations. I am the only 100% full spectrum conservative in this race. Unapologetic on the three legged stool of the Reagan Platform: Social Issues, Fiscal Issues and Strong National Defense.
My slogan of Principles not Politics is all the more self-evident when we consider these wicked, selfish and misleading attacks in the context of the real world consequences of the bills actually written by Kelli Ward. A despicable record she no doubt loathes to defend—instead resorting to these debase less tactics of the establishment. “You shall know them by their fruits”.
Thanks to the efforts of Kelli Ward, who was the primary author of the bill in the Arizona Senate stripping the power and authority away from Diane Douglas; powers that may have prevented the introduction of liberal sex education standards to children as young as kindergarten. This serves as a reminder that this is a serious election with serious and long-term consequences.
There is no place or time to engage in or support candidates who engage in such contemptible politics. I strongly condemn the malicious lies spread by Kelli and Michael Ward and their supporters or any other liars.
McCain does not fund me. My staffers are long-standing proven conservatives and national leaders. I raised all my donations legally. I am a 100% true Reagan conservative and the only candidate with deep, detailed, and articulate positions covering every issue in the Republican party platform. I was the first filed candidate for this office. Kelli Ward filed months later. She is the spoiler. Lastly, I am not dropping out of this race because I refuse to trade the old establishment for a new one.
These are serious times for serious people. The Ward campaign has proven that it is not a serious campaign of issues, but an unprofessional gathering of disreputable liars.
Most sincerely & respectfully,
Your humble servant,
The Principled Conservative Candidate for US Senate
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I was very distressed yesterday when I was forwarded that message. The author said for everyone to send it out to their lists and that is how I got it. It was an ugly message designed by the Ward campaign I would imagine. It sounded like a Ward goon doing the work of the democrats. So it made me look harder at all of the candidates yesterday which was the only good thing about it. It's also a great way to use the internet. I believe Ward is using these surrogates to do her dirty work. I believe she is getting too cute and too much using the same tactics of McCain. I had not considered yet how I would vote in that race but I now see that this is a woman with alley cat morals. We already have a senator like that. I have heard she has a record in the senate that lacks signs of her being conservative. I will spend my day looking that up and seeing who is funding her. I long for a clean, issues based campaign but it will not be coming from her or her surrogates. I have not heard her speak except at the county meeting when she was treated like a rock star while the other candidates were ignored. Very troubling. Yes, very troubling indeed.
If one wants to know about the Doctors Ward--- just attend some of the R-meetings around Lake H. see how the Conservative Rs respond to & think about them.
Strong and appropriate response.
Only my name and reputation are behind every word in yesterday's Report about Meluskey's "principles".
Your defense of Meluskey baffles me. He has been involved with two fraudulent incidents that you pass off as mistakes. The first was the Meluskey campaign event run by PT Burton (from a sub-group of the Robert Morris Group) that was suddenly and mysteriously called off with none of the Republican donor money refunded. You wrote that he fired PT Burton and that it was just a mistake.
Second you emailed me yesterday of Meluskey's altered "Voter's Guide" :
"Yes, Meluskey printed it. Yes, he should have known better. He's guilty of being extremely naive and making a bad mistake." (copies available to anyone who asks)
Notice Meluskey's answers are full of words and faux indignation, but no facts about his hundreds of thousands of dollars and about his connections to prominent campaign managers from the Robert Morris Group. Aren't you even interested?
Your name is not connected to any grassroots conservative organization or emphasis and you reputation is suspect at best when you hammer Meluskey with innuendo and leave Ms. Ward out of your analysis where there is video proof of her miscreant deeds. You must be the alpha Megyn Kelly for arizona. Don't let all the facts be the guiding light for telling of the whole truth.
[Editor: We have consistently on this thread and in personal emails to Mr Heuisler for documentation substantiating his claims and charges. We ask everyone to document when such charges are made because we are interested in facts we can rely on. Mr. Heisler has consistently refused to provide any such documentation. While we will leave his original post live, we will delete the duplicates he posted several other times. Should he come forward with documentation, we will re-consider. ]
@Bill whoever you are: I saw that letter. It was very ugly and while you say Meluskey was involved with two fraudulent incidents, what I saw there was what anyone else would call a mistake and it is explained in the Meluskey letter. He printed the mailer but it was the client's responsibility to get whatever permissions might have been necessary. Maybe he should have known better, maybe not. You were not there and neither was I. It is so very clear to me that you only want to destroy by taking bits of information and turning it into a hate piece. Oh, I have been around in politics for decades and there is always bad information and slings and arrows. But it has gotten out of hand in the past 2 or 3 election cycles where good sense has turned to nonsense. You are a dishonorable person and should not even be allowed on this site where most people are reasonable. I suppose if Meluskey was not running against your preferred candidate, you would not give a flip about anything you are claiming. I regret the degeneration of republicans into democrats.
Your disdain is delicious, coming from someone willing to ignore a penniless printer suddenly come into abundant wealth and quickly forgiven two frauds - one against Arizona Republicans like the Toschiks.
Instead of sneering, please refute just one fact in my Report on Meluskey's principles.
You have proof he was a penniless printer? And where did you get that personal information? Should Alex check to see if you violated his privacy or are you just an old windbag?
Your name is not connected to any grassroots conservative organization or emphasis and your reputation is suspect at best when you hammer Meluskey with innuendo and leave Ms. Ward out of your analysis where there is video proof of her miscreant deeds. You must be the alpha Megyn Kelly for arizona. Don't let all the facts be the guiding light for telling of the whole truth.
Mr. Heuisler, I do not know you except by your writings. You are very adept at criticism and accusations and apparently do not appreciate capitalism since you focus on the fact that Mr. Meluskey has money. Could you tell us how he came to abundant wealth (a nebulous statement at best ) and why that is a problem to you? You know, my father died and left me a sizable inheritance or what you would call "abundant wealth." I was extremely grateful for his success. Apparently, by your yardstick, I am a crook of some sort so I'd better never run for office. I may be able to refute more than one fact had I found one in your letter. It sounded like the rant of an angry man. It made me think; if you are so interested in ridding Arizona of McCain, why would you be so intent on destroying his opponent. You said Meluskey is running to "split the vote." But, Mr. Heuisler, there was no vote to split until Kelli Ward entered the race. I do believe you have that backward, you see. That makes your argument misleading at best and spurious at worst.
I am very sorry you have such antipathy for this man. How refreshing if you would show us the facts about his challenger, Kelli Ward. Perhaps you have such facts on her?
This is the same response to your last misleading justification of your biased hit piece.
Your name is not connected to any grassroots conservative organization or emphasis and your reputation is suspect at best when you hammer Meluskey with innuendo and leave Ms. Ward out of your analysis where there is video proof of her miscreant deeds. You must be the alpha Megyn Kelly for Arizona. Don't let all the facts be the guiding light for telling of the whole truth.
Ben F, could you post a video that you know of about Ms Ward? That would be very helpful.