Thursday Jonathan Stickland reacted to the absurd accusations made by Cargile’s campaign.
Stickland commented on the story saying, “The Cargile campaign has pitched this “double dipping” story for the last 8 days and it has been turned down by multiple media outlets who, after evaluating the facts, found there was no story here. Notice how the liberal Dallas Morning News Reported on accusations, instead of facts.”
In their latest personal attack on Stickland’s character, Cargile’s consultants attempted to take $138,429.45 of Stickland’s campaign expenses and overlap them with $5566.10 Stickland received through travel vouchers on account of his official state duties. They attempted to claim there was $283.25 of overlap.
“The accusations are easily explained by the fact that my expense report reflects my credit card statement and is not a log of actual receipts. Like every American, the date the charge is posted often does not reflect the date the purchase was made. Furthermore, it is clear, on the reports, that when I purchased gas in my District it was for travel within the District. I never ONCE used my campaign card between my house and the capitol. Those gas stops are always covered by my personal credit card.” continued Stickland.
Another accusation the Cargile campaign made, and the liberal Dallas Morning News reporter David Barer failed to report accurately on, was an accusation that Stickland was in Austin on the 18th because of a dinner charge at an Austin restaurant and a youtube interview that indicated Stickland was in “Austin, TX”.
The Stickland campaign produced evidence via photos that Stickland was in his Kitchen in Bedford at the time of the interview. The interview was regarding his landmark email privacy bill. Viewers may notice the cabinets which are matching in both frames. Also David Barer was fully aware that Stickland’s ethics reports reflected bank charges, not receipts, but remained lazy in his reporting.
“These details were explained to the Dallas Morning News, but it’s clear that they had an agenda to make this a story, whether the facts supported it or not.” concluded Stickland.
Jonathan Stickland has been married for 7 years to his wife Krissy and has two children, Andie and Carlie. More information regarding Stickland’s conservative record can be found at www.jonathanstickland.com.