Candidates decline to do video for rivals donor

first_imgThree Vancouver City Council candidates have turned down offers to do video interviews on political activist David Madore’s website because the business owner and Columbia River Crossing critic has endorsed and given money to their opponents.Larry Smith, Bart Hansen and Anne McEnerny-Ogle all said no to Madore’s requests that they appear on Madore’s website, Couv.com.“David Madore supports my opponent,” Smith said Friday. “Why should I give credence to Couv.com? I don’t think it’s a fair and balanced operation.”Madore — owner of U.S. Digital in east Vancouver and contributor of well over $100,000 in recent races to conservative and Tea Party candidates — said his site is “an unfiltered source of the truth.”He said city council candidates from all eight Clark County cities with races this fall were invited, adding that everyone will get the same questions and the video won’t be edited.“It’s just truth and transparency, and honest questions. How can you beat that?” Madore said. “I think they’re hiding behind something, and I think they should be forthright and out in the open.”last_img read more