“We had no knowledge of the press release, so it was probably a campaign stunt, but it’s a campaign stunt by Bahr.”
— Councilman Tom Gallagher, who signed a letter to Secretary of State Scott Gessler asking Gessler to send an observer to monitor the city’s April 5 election.
Gallagher, who is running for mayor, said neither he nor fellow mayoral hopeful Buddy Gilmore knew that Brian Bahr‘s campaign was going to send a press release about the request immediately after sending the letter to Gessler.
“Buddy and I did this because we thought … it would just add voter confidence to the process. We did not think that Bahr was going to issue a press release and attack Kathy,” he said.