D.A. Winters questions opponent's campaign tactics
District Attorney Greg Winters called a press conference to clear the air about false accusations he says is coming from his opponent David Cooke.
"While twisting the truth, spreading false rumors, and being less than honest may be acceptable behavior for politics as usual, it is not acceptable behavior for the district attorney, said Winters."
Winters says for months, Cooke's campaign has been making phone calls to friends, neighbors, and colleagues. One witness to Winters says the phone call began as a poll, but then started taking personal jabs at Winters. Cook says he knows nothing about the calls Winters is referring to.
"The only thing we have done is a two day poll that asked questions about both candidates that was so fair and balanced."
Cooke went on to say that Winter's frustration is not about polls or phone calls, but his record.
"I think what discredits him is his own record in prosecuting rape cases," said Cooke. "According to his own website, he has had eight rape cases, he's dismissed all of them."
"As an Assistant D.A., I have been involved in only one rape case," said Winters. "It occured in 2000, and it was tried in 2001. At the conclusion of that trial, the defendants were convicted and are now serving multiple life sentences."
Winters and Cooke have faced each other before in a special election in 2010, which both say was pretty straight forward.
This time with less than one month before elections, it has become all but that.