EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The former chairman of the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party is behind attacks on two candidates for the party he used to lead.
Just days before Election Day, some Evansville residents received flyers in the mail, urging them not to re-elect two long-time city leaders.
Those flyers don’t just tell people not to vote for the two candidates. They accuse the candidates of wrong-doing, and in one case make a major accusation.
The candidates attacked in the flyers are Democratic City Council members Jonathan Weaver (At-Large) and Missy Mosby (Ward 2).
The person behind the flyers is the former chairman of the local Democratic Party, Scott Danks.
The flyer focusing on Jonathan Weaver says, “Don’t elect this animal.”
But it doesn’t stop there.
The word “abuser” is written across his face.
The other flyer focuses on Missy Mosby.
It claims, as a Councilwoman, she has done little for the people she serves but “she’s done a lot for herself.”
Along with a picture of Mosby, there are pictures of a Hummer, a boat, and a Camaro.
Eyewitness News reached out to Danks on Thursday.
He confirmed that he authorized and paid for the flyers.
He wasn’t available to talk on camera, but he did promise to sit down and answer our questions on camera Friday.
Mosby told Eyewitness News she wants to talk to her attorney before making a comment.
She did, however, post on Facebook about the flyers.
She said the boat and vehicle in the flyer belong to her boyfriend.
She said, “I believe Evansville is better than this and voters will not stand for lies and sexist attacks.”
Eyewitness News also reached out to Jonathan Weaver, who was out with his family for Halloween and wasn’t available to comment.
The timing of the mailed flyers comes just days before Election Day on Tuesday.
(This story was originally published on October 31, 2019)