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Capozzi raises funds for legal bout

UPDATE 6:22 p.m.: According to the Capozzi camp, the blast email that went out to supporters did not include the Johnson-bashing note at the top, which was included in the email sent to reporters and others that we published earlier. The heading talked trash about Johnson's allegedly dirty block and showed Capozzi supposedly sweeping it up during the citywide cleanup in April.

Capozzi raises funds for legal bout

UPDATE 6:22 p.m.: According to the Capozzi camp, the blast email that went out to supporters did not include the Johnson-bashing note at the top, which was included in the email sent to reporters and others that we published earlier. The heading talked trash about Johnson's allegedly dirty block and showed Capozzi supposedly sweeping it up during the citywide cleanup in April.

It immediately drew a response from Johnson's spokesman, Mark Nevins, who said: "Now is the time to respect the will of the voters, not engage in the sort of personal, political attacks Capozzi favored throughout the campaign. I can only hope that this campaign stunt wasn’t a one-time effort and that she'll continue to find ways to stay involved and work with Kenyatta after he's sworn in as the next councilman from the 2nd District."

Capozzi apparently did not approve of the post-Election Day politicking. It was not part of the link emailed out to the wider audience, a spokeswoman said. 

ORIGINAL POST

Barbara Capozzi, still hoping for a longshot victory in the 2nd City Council District when absentee ballots are counted, sent out this email Thursday hinting at legal action and asking her supporters for more money.

Capozzi finished 72 votes behind state Rep. Kenyatta Johnson by the end of Tuesday night, and the count now goes to absentee, provisional and other ballots. That process is supposed last into next week.

"We are collecting information regarding any observations of irregularities at the polls," reads the email, asking people to send in reports of "any abnormal activity you experienced in the 2nd District."

"We are asking for your help to raise funds to see the campaign through to victory," the email reads.

UPDATE 6:22 p.m.: According to the Capozzi camp, the blast email that went out to supporters did not include the Johnson-bashing note at the top, which was included in the email sent to reporters and others that we published earlier. The heading talked trash about Kenyatta's allegedly dirty block and showed Capozzi supposedly sweeping it up. It immediately drew a response from Johnson's spokesman, Mark Nevins, who said: "Now is the time to respect the will of the voters, not engage in the sort of personal, political attacks Capozzi favored throughout the campaign. I can only hope that this campaign stunt wasn’t a one-time effort and that she'll continue to find ways to stay involved and work with Kenyatta after he's sworn in as the next councilman from the 2nd District."

The Capozzi camp apparently did not approve of the post-Election Day politicking, and said that it was not part of the link emailed out to the wider audience. 

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