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Conservatives attack GOP candidate for making 911 calls

This should be a banner day for Karen Diebel. The Winter Park city commissioner, a candidate in the GOP's primary to take on Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.), scored the endorsement of Mike Huckabee, building on endorsements that have kept her visible as former Ruth's Chris Steak House CEO Craig Miller unloads his war chest. Cue: the mysterious release of a 2007 police report that was filed after Diebel called 911 with worries about a snake found in her pool.

The police report said that in her calls, Diebel said that the snake incident was connected to her elected position and that she also worried that her home and land-line phone were being monitored and that her personal computer and work laptop had been hacked.

RedState's Erick Erickson, who posted the report, frets about Diebel's chances: "If she can be painted as not quite okay, she’s going to have a problem."

Anthony Bonna, Diebel's campaign manager,

"We are running against very desperate opponents, whose campaigns are struggling. And they're doing everything she can to stop our momentum." "I'm not sure where these stories are coming from, but our campaign is really focused on conservative issues."

The report is at RedState -- here's the part that's raising eyebrows, along with the volume of 911 calls. The campaign says that it will have more context tomorrow.


By David Weigel  |  June 7, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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