“That a Democrat candidate would go out and pretend to be the first to achieve something that a Republican candidate already accomplished, combined with the media being all too willing to run with such a false and misleading claim, is sadly unsurprising,” Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons said Wednesday. “Apparently you can only achieve recognition as an African-American woman if you’re a Democrat.”
On May 6
the MassGOP announced that Campbell’s campaign had overwhelmingly cleared the state’s 5,000-signature threshold requirement for ballot qualification. Lyons pointed out that her campaign announcement made no mention of racial identity.
“We’re not into identity politics, nor are we about racially labeling our candidates,” Lyons said. “The fact that a Democrat did this and that the media helped falsely promote this lie that she was the first to ‘shatter barriers’ is unfortunate but not uncommon.
“The Democrats and their media surrogates love to lecture people about minorities ‘shattering barriers’ yet for them those accolades only seem to apply if you’re on their team.”