In my Sunday story about the Bosworth campaign, you’ll recall that the campaign’s first advertising firm, SSC, says that it is owed more than $20,000 for commercials and graphics it produced. The firm has refused to release several commercials to the campaign until the debt is settled.
The campaign acknowledges the debt on campaign finance filings, but Bosworth said they won’t pay until the firm completes its work.
So there you have the dispute.
SSC’s Douglas Brown is understandably not happy to have received an email from the campaign asking him to “volunteer.” Obviously, it was a mass email sent out to the Bosworth email list.
My name is Daniel and I am working with the Bosworth Campaign to help spread the good word.
Thank you for registering to volunteer on our campaign website. We are looking for engaged volunteers to help us spread the word about Dr. Bosworth’s inspiring campaign.
If you are interested in volunteering please respond to this e-mail.
Looking forward to working with you!
Annette Bosworth, MD for U.S. Senate
Here is Brown’s response:
This is my second notice to you! Please take my name off of your list and do not contact me unless you plan to pay your outstanding debt to SSC. I personally want nothing to do with the Bosworth Campaign.
The Bosworth campaign owes my company SSC over 20K for ad work. To date, we have not received any payment for our work. The campaign continues to use our images, logo design and intellectual property agains our demands.
Please remove all images, graphic design and intellectual property from the campaign website. This include the logo design, photography and any intellectual content provided by SSC to the campaign.
All of this comes as Madville Times reports that DCI is interviewing people about the raffles that were never held, and Dakota War College is reporting about income tax liens filed against Bosworth in Utah.