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Vet group blasts Mike McCalister as 'inconsistent, inaccurate and misleading'

Stolen Valor, a vet group dedicated to exposing pols and wannabe pols who lie about their military service, just took a solid shot at Republican Senate candidate Mike McCalister, saying that a press release he issued yesterday falsely accused them of being part of a rival campaign. Also, the group notes that McCalister has yet to answer six specific questions about his record, despite the five pages of press release.

McCalister is a truth-telling, hard-charging non-politician. But so far, the way he and his staff have handled the questions about his record show he's acting like a typical candidate who's refusing to deal with simple inquiries head-on.

Here's Stolen Valor's statement:

"We are an unfunded, volunteer, non-partisan activity.  Contrary to false accusations made by Colonel McCalister and his supporters,   none of us are supporting any one of his opponents.  We thank those in the media who have diligently pursued the questions we have raised about inconsistent, inaccurate and misleading statements that were made on the Colonel Mike McCalister U.S. Senate campaign web site; and that he has reportedly made in campaign speeches.  We also urge the media to continue pursuing these and others that McCalister’s excessively long press release raise."

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Saint Petersblog

By the way, who is this Chuck Winn attacking Col. Mike McCalister?

http://t.co/hPccfYY

Chuck Winn

The STVF Steering Committee stands by our press release included below. We confirm that both the Miami Herald and St Petersburg times have accurately quoted our initial rebuttal of yesterday's McCalister press release and our six specific questions which McCalister has refused to answer for over a month now. Also have made our DD214s available to the press (exclusive of paid political operatives who style themselves jounalists like Shark Tank) upon request.

From: STOLEN VALOR TASK FORCE [mailto:svtfsf@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:11 AM
To: winncl@earthlink.net
Subject: STOLEN VALOR TASK FORCE RESPONSE TO MIKE MCCALISTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 AUGUST 2011

SUBJECT: STOLEN VALOR TASK FORCE (SVTF) RESPONSE TO MIKE MCCALISER’S PRESS RELEASE

FROM; SVTF STEERING COMMITTEE (Courtney Payne, USMC, Korea/Vietnam; Ed Maxwell, USA, Vietnam; Tim Taylor, USMC, Persian Gulf, Chuck Winn, USA, Vietnam)

CONTACT: Chuck Winn, stvfsf@gmail.com

The Stolen Valor Task Force of South Florida has reviewed and concurs that the following article by the St Petersburg Editorial Staff accurately reflects our position.
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/mike-mccalister-fibbing-about-his-war-record-senate-campaign-trail
We are an unfunded, volunteer, non-partisan activity. Contrary to false accusations made by Colonel McCalister and his supporters, none of us are supporting any one of his opponents. We thank those in the media who have diligently pursued the questions we have raised about inconsistent, inaccurate and misleading statements that were made on the Colonel Mike McCalister U.S. Senate campaign web site; and that he has reportedly made in campaign speeches. We also urge the media to continue pursuing these and others that McCalister’s excessively long press release raise.

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