A candidate running for district magistrate in Hampton – a suburb of Pittsburgh – is being accused of “campaign obfuscation” by Republican and pro-gun leaders.
The accusation against Michael McMullen, 44, who has cross-filed for the Hampton magisterial seat, stem from endorsements that were rescinded, yet still appeared on campaign literature, according to a story published this week in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper.
The Post-Gazette noted that McMullen in 2014 was charged with a misdemeanor count of an election code violation, which was reduced to a summary violation in magisterial court.
That charge stemmed from a May 2013 incident.
Here’s what the PG’s Rich Lord reported:
In a criminal complaint, Allegheny County Police Detective Steven Dish wrote that in May 2013 Mr. McMullen sent out robocalls in such a way that recipients thought they came from Mr. Kress. As a result, according to the complaint, Mr. Kress got calls “from numerous people asking him why he had called them with an automated recording.”
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