Republican Monte Akers targeted by Senate Republican Leadership Fund
HILLSBORO, Ore.—The Senate Republican Leadership Fund is targeting Monte Akers with a phishing website. Usually, phishing is done to gain private information or to financially scam someone; in this case it is the voters who are being scammed.
“It’s been awhile since I served in the Legislature, so long ago in fact, the Republicans were in the majority. I can’t recall a time Republicans attacking Republicans led to a majority. It’s alarming that The Leadership Fund would spend their limited donor-dollars attacking a Republican candidate,” said former House Majority Whip Derrick Kitts, R-Hillsboro. “Maybe it's a new strategy? In any case, I’m sure Monte Akers won’t take it personally on May 16th.”
The fraudulent website is just the beginning. The Leadership Fund is also using funds to pay for Google Ads pushing their fake propaganda to people who search the term “Monte Akers.”
Make no mistake, Monte Akers was against Measure 97 because it was inequitable, unfair and would have destroyed our state’s economy.
What’s more disturbing is the use of "Monte Akers" name to solicit funds by taking people who click the “donate” to the Brown administration’s Revenue Department. Whereby their call to action is soliciting donations and would appear dangerously close to committing identify theft, which is a Class B Felony in Oregon.
The fact is Monte Akers has been endorsed by a multitude of lawmakers that have actually represented the Hillsboro and surrounding areas along with community, and other state leaders:
Sen. Charles Starr
Sen. Bruce Starr
Rep. Derrick Kitts
Rep. Katie Eyre
Rep. Shawn Lindsey
Mayor Steve Callaway
Chris and Neal Knight, owner, Cherry Products Auto Body
Darell and JoAnne Lumaco, Hillsboro City Councilor
Juanita Lint, owner, Plum Hill Vineyards
Oregon Right to Life
For media inquiries contact Jonathan Lockwood at 971-645-2140.