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Author Sanford Dickert, former CTO of John Kerry for President Campaign, works with political campaigns, non-profits and private companies from the Fortune 500 to startups.
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Category Archives: Campaign 2006
Wha? Lieberman site wasn’t hacked?
I was reading TPM today and found myself chuckling with the Federal probe completed today commenting on the fact that Lieberman’s website was not hacked, rather that the takedown of the site during the day before the primary election was due to “misconfiguration”. Continue reading
Posted in Campaign 2006, Political Tech Tagged Lieberman 2006, political technology, Tim Tagaris Leave a comment
Massa v. Dickert: Libel Case Settled
The following are excerpts of a joint statement that Eric Massa and I collaborated on drafting which follows the libel complaint described in an earlier post.
Eric Massa has since learned that the allegations regarding Sanford Dickert were unfounded. Eric Massa regrets and acknowledges the unrealized benefit to Democratic political campaigns as a result of Sanford Dickert’s absence from organized political activity during the pendency of this litigation.
To the extent that misunderstandings in the heat of the campaign were wrongfully interpreted or misunderstood by anyone, Eric Massa offers his regrets to Sanford Dickert and is prepared to use his good name to remediate the foregoing and any harm caused to Sanford Dickert’s good reputation. Continue reading
Posted in Campaign 2006, Massa Campaign Tagged Eric Massa, Eric Massa lawsuit, Eric Massa libel, Massa for Congress, Massa v. Dickert, NY-29th 10 Comments
Massa v. Dickert: Massa Cancels Arbitration Hearings and Concedes
With just 96 hours left until the arbitration hearings were to begin, Eric Massa suddenly conceded that the campaign was responsible for upholding my contract, which was the original reason for this arbitration. Eric Massa also withdrew with prejudice (meaning he can not try to bring them up again) the counterclaims that he had made against me in the arbitration.
While this is a significant battle to have won, the war for my good name is not over yet. Unfortunately, I still have the lawsuit against Eric Massa for the false and inflammatory accusations he made about me that hit the press during the final days of the 2006 campaign. The impact of these unfounded accusations still reverberate in my personal and professional life long since the campaign ended. Continue reading
End of the election…next steps…
It is 12:15am and I have been up watching the returns. I am thrilled that the Dems have won the House – and maybe will win the Senate, but I will find out tomorrow morning. Jim Davis in Florida did not survive the Charlie onslaught – has so much feeling like the Kerry-Bush debates. Continue reading
Posted in Campaign 2006 Tagged Campaign 2006, Election 2006, Jim Davis Leave a comment
Election Day – where will you be?
Whatever you do, make sure you get out and vote this cycle – it is about make a change happen in the country, and while it does not have the glamour of a Presidential election, it is still a very important one. Go out and create a great country. Continue reading
Posted in Campaign 2006 Tagged Campaign 2006, Charlie Crist, Election 2006, Eric Massa, Florida Governors Race 2006, Jim Davis, NY-29, Randy Kuhl Leave a comment