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GOP candidate Lynch apologizes to 2008 campaign consultant but differs on $5,000 judgment

by George Bennett | January 28th, 2010

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GOP congressional hopeful Ed Lynch, one of three Republicans running in next week’s special District 19 primary, issued an apology today to Michael Solomon, a consultant who worked on Lynch’s failed 2008 campaign and who won a $5,000 judgment against Lynch last year.

Lynch’s statement says Solomon “left the campaign on his own accord under no pressure or direction from myself, I apologize if I have defamed his character in anyway, I wish him the best of luck to him in his future endeavors.”

Lynch said he issued the statement because “someone was saying that he got fired from the campaign.”

Solomon won a $5,000 judgment in Palm Beach County Circuit Court against Lynch last year for work he did on Lynch’s 2008 campaign against former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton.

Lynch said the judgment is “a situation that we’re dealing with and it will be dealt with pretty expeditiously.” He said he doesn’t “necessarily agree” with the amount of the judgment.

Here’s the statement issued by Lynch’s campaign today:

West Palm Beach, FL – During the course of a campaign many rumors and comments are heard and repeated much like a game of telephone in a middle school classroom. To that end Mr. Lynch would like to clarify the employment of Mr. Michael Solomon. Mr. Solomon joined the Edward Lynch for Congress Campaign for several months as a consultant during 2008. “I apologize to Mr. Solomon and would like to set the record straight. Mr. Solomon left the campaign on his own accord under no pressure or direction from myself, I apologize if I have defamed his character in anyway, I wish him the best of luck to him in his future endeavors. No individual public or private deserves to have his personal life or family brought into the mudslinging the occurs in politics everyday. The future of our country depends on leaders that understand the issues at hand refusing to play politics as usual”.

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3 Responses to “GOP candidate Lynch apologizes to 2008 campaign consultant but differs on $5,000 judgment”

  1. Paul Bass Says:

    What does soloman know that Lynch is afreaid of? Why did it take him so long to appologize. Be a man Lynch tell the voters what we should know.

  2. Concerned Voter Says:

    To Mike Solomon: Whatever you have on Lynch PLEASE TELL US! The voters of District 19 have a RIGHT TO KNOW WHO WE ARE VOTING FOR! We are tired of unscrupulous people getting into office only to be charged and arrested later! It’s not fair to the voters!

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