Here they go.
The career politicians in this race are doing what they do best: attack.
It’s not a surprise, since politicians have learned to get elected by attacking each other. But that’s not the kind of campaign I want to run – because it’s not who I am – and I don’t think it’s what we need in America right now if we really want to get Americans back to work.
We need jobs, elected officials who have created jobs and leaders with real plans to create jobs. And we need to attack our problems, not each other.
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False Attack: Stacey attacked for creating jobs
|Stacey started InPart Design – her very first company – that developed technology to help American manufacturers design better products and stay competitive globally, helping to create and keep middle-class jobs in America. Through InPart, Stacey created more than 70 jobs, before InPart was successfully acquired by Parametric Technology.|
|Stacey worked for Parametric Technology after it acquired her company (InPart Design). Stacey helped build and lead the Windchill Division that created more than 700 jobs.|
|Stacey was a part owner and advisor of SupplierMarket.com, a company that helped businesses be more efficient when purchasing supplies, goods and services. SupplierMarket.com created more than 160 jobs, before being successfully acquired by Ariba.|
|Stacey also worked at Siebel Systems, where she helped build the ERM business unit that created more than 75 jobs.|
|Stacey is part owner and board member of Catalogue Data Solutions, a small business that develops software to help manufacturers and distributors effectively market their products around the world and has created 15 jobs.|
|Stacey co-founded and teaches at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley, one of the nation’s leading centers of economic innovation, small business advocacy and incubation. The center’s Venture Lab has helped start 18 young companies that have created more than 50 jobs (so far!).|
Where did this false attack on Stacey’s record of job creation come from? Stacey’s opponent Supervisor Susan Adams. Tell the supervisor to get her facts straight at email@example.com
False Attack: Stacey attacked for doing her job as board chair
|Stacey was an investor and board chair of Chelsey Henry, Inc., a company that designed women’s handbags and travel accessories, and donated a portion of their proceeds to women’s causes. Like many small businesses, Chelsey Henry struggled to stay afloat during the Great Recession and ultimately ended up selling its brand and assets to its largest creditor, who continues to develop the brand today.|
|The board’s job is oversight – and that’s exactly what Stacey and the board did. When they discovered that the company was timely filing tax returns but falling behind on the payments, Stacey and the board intervened to get the company on a payment plan that was approved by the I.R.S.|
Where did this false attack on Stacey for doing her job as a board chair come from? Stacey’s opponent Supervisor Susan Adams. Tell the supervisor to get her facts straight at firstname.lastname@example.org
False Attack: Stacey attacked for refusing to take corporate contributions
|From Day One, Stacey has run a Clean Money Campaign, refusing to take contributions from corporations or corporate PACs. In addition to EMILY’s List and Women’s Campaign Fund, we are proud that all our donors are individual grassroots contributors who have donated from $5 up to the allowable limit. We are so grateful for your support.|
Where did this false attack on Stacey’s campaign contributions come from? Stacey’s opponent Norman Solomon. Tell Mr. Solomon to get his facts straight at email@example.com