story of the judicial candidacy of Oklahoma attorney, John Mantooth (pic) which is being actively opposed by his own daughter that features advertising, a website and a facebook page opposed to his candidacy.The Huffington Post and probably by now, a dozen or more websites feature the
This is from the Huffington Post account:
"An Oklahoma judicial candidate is fending off a political attack from his daughter, who has taken out a local newspaper ad urging voters: 'Do not vote for my dad!'
McClain County judicial hopeful John Mantooth's daughter and son-in-law paid for the quarter-page advertisement, which features a picture of the daughter's family, highlights cases in which Mantooth has been sued and lists a website the couple started, . http://www.donotvoteformydad.com/
Keith Gaddie, a professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, said such campaigning illustrates that 'none of us wants our lives too closely examined. It's reality show politics,' Gaddie said. 'It's unsavory. It's undignified, and it's real.'
But Mantooth also suspects political maneuvering. He said his son-in-law, Andrew Schill, was once law partners with one of his opponents in Tuesday's primary, Greg Dixon. 'That's a very strange set of circumstances,' Mantooth said. 'For a person to believe that Greg Dixon had nothing to do with this is like trying to believe that cows give chocolate milk.'
Andrew Schill said he and Dixon were law partners for about three years, but that the partnership was dissolved after Schill and his family moved to Colorado in 2007. He said he and his wife are responsible for the ad and that there was no coordination with Dixon. 'We put that stuff out there,' Andrew Schill said. 'We want people to look at this record and his cases. I think people can look at that and draw their own conclusions.'
Dixon also said he had nothing to do with the ad or website.
Talk about some unresolved family issues.