Perhaps they were waiting for her to take a selfie.
The Democratic research group American Bridge apologized on Monday for following Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) at a memorial service over the weekend.The organization, dedicated to digging up opposition research on GOP candidates, said the mistake happened after a miscommunication and it does not usually attend those types of events.
“As a matter of policy, American Bridge does not attend nor film these types of events,” the group said in an email.
“There was a miscommunication with our staff on the ground in New Hampshire that led to this unfortunate mistake. We sincerely apologize and regret the error. Our staff has addressed the issue internally in order to ensure this never happens again.”
The group tweeted out an apology as well on Monday.
Hmm, just a miscommunication, huh? Please. If you want any idea what type of human debris we’re talking about here, just check out their ludicrous website and Twitter feed and it’s clear they’re in the business of harassing Republicans everywhere they go. They can pretend they’re not stalking Ayotte, but facts are facts, and knowing David Brock and his loathsome cohorts from Media Matters, you know they’re not in the business of apologizing. We surmise being caught at a memorial for someone was even too much for them to dismiss.
Being called out by the media helps.
Hey @AmericanBridge tracker: Put away your damn camera taping @KellyAyotte and others at Ray Burton memorial service. #nhpolitics #getclass
— James Pindell (WMUR) (@JamesPindell) December 14, 2013
Would be helpful if the media also pointed out we’re dealing with bottom-feeders working for Brock.
Established in November 2010 by Media Matters founder David Brock, American Bridge 21st Century (AB21) belongs to a class of organizations most commonly known as Super Political Action Committees, or “Super PACs.” Describing itself as “a progressive research and communications organization,” this group conducts opposition research designed to help Democratic political candidates defeat their Republican foes. Specifically, it “researches candidates’ records to ensure [that] their rhetoric matches their voting records,” and holds them strictly “accountable” for any discrepancies.To help achieve this goal, AB21 assigns a team of professional trackers to closely monitor the words and actions of selected Republican candidates running in key congressional races. Equipped with state-of-the-art cameras and computers, these trackers monitor what the candidates say at media-covered public events and during interviews with the press; they also personally attend campaign events and surreptitiously record what is said there. The objective is to capture, on video, those moments when conservative office-seekers make verbal gaffes, contradict their previously stated positions, or disingenuously pander in some way, and to then publicize those missteps via mainstream and social media, grassroots activism, and the AB21 website.
Mitt Romney should be familiar with this stuff. By the way, The Hill story claims Ayotte is a potential 2016 presidential contender, but that seems unlikely. Perhaps considered as a No. 2 by some, which may explain the pre-emptive stalking by Brock’s thugs.