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image Further proof that State Representative Kent Sorenson (R-Indianola) must have incumbent State Senator Staci Appel (D-Ackworth) and surrogates running scared.  First they smear his gun rights record portraying him as heartless monster who is dangerous  and ok with wife beaters and drunks carrying guns.  Now they attack him because he had a tax lien.

Representative Sorenson’s oldest daughter, Makala wrote an open letter that has been circulating around.  She does a great job debunking this latest smear.

My name is Makala and I am the State Representative Kent Sorenson’s oldest daughter of 6 children. I am writing you today in response to a vicious and twisted assault against my father.

I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family, and my father is my hero. Liberal assaults against my father only tell 1/2 the story; they don’t give you the REST of the story. This is my story.

My father sees the breakdown of families and traditional values being trampled upon and disregarded, with judges overruling the WILL of the people. The family is under attack, and he became a civic leader out of a dutiful heart to try and make a difference, strongly standing upon traditional beliefs and values.

I feel that this last attack was partially directed towards me because, when I was 12 years old, I suffered from something called Pseudo tumor Cerebri. This is a very rare condition that doctors and specialist struggled to diagnose and cure. Eventually I made it through, although my parents suffered greatly financially because of it.

What family hasn’t suffered financial hardships at one time or another in their life time? Most people have! That being said, my father, a successful entrepreneur and small business owner, has always taken his responsibility for his family very seriously and has always provided for us. My father paid all the taxes he owed plus penalties and interest. My father is looking out for your family and community as well! Please, No attacks, Just the Facts. Thank you for reading this.

Makala Sorenson

I’m amazed at the *class* shown by the Iowa Democratic Party… you would think that perhaps in doing their opposition research they would learn why there was a tax lien.  Campaign tactics like this mean one of three things they are either 1. desperate and can’t debate the issues, 2. incompetent as this is sure to backfire, or 3. ruthless and will try to win at all costs, regardless of the truth.

Maybe it’s a combination of all three.

So say good bye to the outgoing State Senator Staci Appel.  I’m sure she’ll enjoy living on her husband’s Supreme Court Justice salary of $163,000 at least until he loses his retention vote.  As long as these tactics are employed I’ll keep calling them out.

** A side note, somebody called me out as a hypocrite by citing a Republican that did something similar in a previous election.  Those who read this blog should know that I’m equal opportunity and have no qualms about criticizing my party if they engage in tactics like this.

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