Morning Poll: Did You Receive a Call Claiming Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Wes Gullett Has an Illegitimate Child?
Someone's apparently taken a page out of Karl Rove's book and is spreading a rumor that Phoenix mayoral candidate Wes Gullett has an illegitimate child.
Gullett's former boss, Senator John McCain, ran into similar rumors when he ran against former President George W. Bush in the 2000 GOP presidential primary.
McCain's "illegitimate black child" turned out to be his adoptive Bangladeshi daughter, Bridget.
Gullett also has an adoptive Bangladeshi daughter, Nicki.
According to Gullett -- and the Facebook page of the Arizona Guardian (the story's hidden behind the publication's $360 paywall) someone has commissioned robo-calls to spread the nasty rumor.
However, Gullett's daughter and a few others are the only people we've heard of who've received the alleged robo-calls.
Initially, we thought the rumor was the work of Valley PR honcho Jason Rose. However, Rose's horse in the mayoral race, Claude Mattox, was quick to claim he had nothing to do with the alleged calls.
Then, we thought, "We haven't received a call, and the only people we've heard of who have are Gullett's daughter and a handful of other people."
Gullett's campaign is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction about the alleged calls.
We want to know how far-reaching this alleged robo-call is -- have you received a call claiming Wes Gullett has an illegitimate child?
Let us know below.
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