There was an article in yesterday’s Daily Republic by David DeBolt that accused Jim Frazier of using an endorsement Mike Hudson had claimed for himself. Well it turns out the Mike Hudson campaign accused another candidate of doing exactly what they themselves actually did.
To summarize, Antioch Mayor James Davis never pulled his endorsement from Frazier—he has had it since September. Turns out, Mike Hudson was claiming the endorsement of Brentwood vice-mayor Steve Barr when he never had it.
“I have not endorsed any candidate for AD-11. I met him one time for coffee. No ask to endorse. Any endorsement needs to be in writing,” said Barr.
Mr. Barr said he would contact the Mike Hudson campaign to have his name removed from his website—late yesterday, Sandi Hudson politely informed me that Mr. Barrs name had been removed.
When I contacted David BeBolt about a correction for his reckless piece and this new development in the accuser actually being the guilty one, Mr. DeBolt blew me off. The truth is, Mr. DeBolt appeared more interested in making news rather than simply reporting it.
As for Mayor James Davis, again, here is his statement.
“I did not pull endorsement for Jim (Frazier). This is a dual endorsement. I tried to stay neutral, but in the end my interest is what’s best for Antioch,” said Mayor Davis.
It’s a bit different than what Mr. DeBolt wrote in his article which stated: a recent mailer from the Jim Frazier for State Assembly campaign incorrectly listed the mayor of Antioch as a supporter, according to the mayor of Antioch.
It was a reckless article that attacked Frazier, but promoted Hudson.
I stand by my comments yesterday, both the Mike Hudson camp and Mr. DeBolt still owe Oakley Councilman Jim Frazier and Mayor James Davis an apology. Mike Hudson can also issue one to vice-mayor Barr.