Yesterday, the Culver/Judge campaign launched its “Demand an Answer” campaign with a release highlighting the $563,311.54 in I-JOBS funding Lucas County received – on the very day Terry Branstad was there listening to the concerns of its residents.
However, the total share of actual I-JOBS debt Lucas County is shackled with equals $5.2 million, or nearly 10 times the amount of grants they highlighted.
“It’s disingenuous for the Culver campaign to claim Terry Branstad is ‘against’ Lucas County on a day he is there, meeting with residents of the county, during the exact time when Chet Culver shackles them with a $5.2 million debt mandate from Des Moines.” said Branstad 2010 campaign manager Jeff Boeyink. “This is a continuing pattern of deception and misinformation in which this administration continues to engage. Lobbing press releases and debt from Des Moines is not real leadership.”