Bill Cole Is Looking Forward To “Nasty” 2016 Campaign
Senator Cole is already mapping out his campaign on the low road
CHARLESTON, WV— Yesterday, Kent Gates, an out-of-state political consultant and senior official for the Bill Cole campaign, called into a radio show to discuss Cole’s political strategy.
During his unsolicited call to the Mike Queen show, Gates made a very revealing admission about the Bill Cole playbook for the 2016 race for Governor.
Kent Gates, senior strategist for Senator Cole:
“This is going to be the nastiest campaign in West Virginia history.” [The Mike Queen Show, 9.16.2015]
“It’s not surprising that a politician like Bill Cole is planning to run that type of campaign,” said Brittni McGuire, a spokeswoman for the West Virginia Democratic Party. “West Virginians can expect Senator Cole to try every trick in the book in order to distract from his record of failed leadership. At least Mr. Gates is being candid about the campaign West Virginia will see from Senator Cole.”