The mayoral campaign of Lisa Borders had a block party this afternoon near downtown Atlanta on Marietta Street.
But the Borders operation is saying that a rival campaign — no name mentioned — tried to sabotage the event by flooding it with homeless people and the promise of free beer.
This from the Borders web site:
[Campaign manager Stacey] Abrams said the campaign made a donation to the Gateway facility, a downtown Atlanta homeless service center, when people began coming to block party with a fake flyer that promised free food and beer.
“We are deeply saddened that another campaign would use the most vulnerable members of our community in an attempt to disrupt our event to say thank you. By misusing our logo and handing out these flyers, they misled men and women who have faced more than enough difficulty. We were glad to work with the Gateway Center to feed and shelter those in need.”
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