Who Signed for the Sign?
Campaign snafus of questionable legality continue
Culleton, of course, is the former treasurer of the Meeker campaign who's been embroiled in similar advertising snafus and has hired former Meeker campaign manager Jason Stanford to produce pro-Meeker TV spots – which Meeker, Culleton, and Stanford all claim has been done independently of Meeker's campaign (thus avoiding the city's $300 cap on City Council campaign contributors). Of course, that raises the question: If Culleton is using signs that exactly mimic Meeker's official ones, is an illegal coordination between Meeker and supposedly independent contributors occurring? "These were not made by me or my people," Meeker insists, and he speculates that Culleton scanned a Meeker bumper sticker to create the signs. Stanford says he has no knowledge of the signs, and Culleton did not return a phone call. Nathan doesn't buy it and speculates that this is an illegally coordinated campaign. "I'm not sure how anyone can draw any other conclusion. ... Rick Culleton either doesn't know what he's doing or doesn't care."