20 volunteers from the second campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams gave a press conference on the city hall steps this morning to ask citizens to please, sign a petition form already.
- RECALL 2 SPOKESWOMAN AVEL GORDLY (CENTER) AND BEAU BREEDLOVE (BEHIND HER, WITH SIGN)
Recall spokesperson, former state senator Avel Gordly, was joined by Beau Breedlove—the former legislative intern who sparked the scandal when he contacted local media with the story about his involvement with the mayor. Breedlove showed up in shades, drinking a Rockstar energy drink.
"We've got well over 10,000 signatures so far," said Gordly, in answer to a question about how far they have to go to reach the 32,000 signatures required to force a recall to the ballot. "I have an optimist gene I was born with. We still have 20 days."
In addition to rejecting the politics of doing anything it takes to get elected, Gordly said she had heard a lot of criticism from people signing the petitions over recent days about the policy choices and the values that inform those choices, here at city hall. She said Adams' lack of leadership and integrity are leading to "apathy and a lack of involvement" in city politics.
Breedlove reiterated that he felt the mayor had lied to the Attorney General about his kiss with Adams in a bathroom when he was 17. "He and I compared stories," he said. "Everything I said to the Attorney General was what we agreed on." "If I was gonna lie, I'd have said we'd had sex before I was seventeen." "I've not turned on him, he turned on me."
- BREEDLOVE: CAPTURED THE MAJORITY OF THE PRESS ATTENTION THIS MORNING
- RALLY: ALMOST OUTNUMBERED BY MEDIA