Recently, the Nebraska Republican Party sent out a flyer regarding the competency of James Michael Bowers.
Its negative, disparaging and hostile message was that James would not be capable of performing his council duties for the benefit of all Lincoln citizens. It implied that his actions would have dire effects on our city like increased crime and higher rent. No data support these claims.
This type of unfounded propaganda has no place in election campaigns or in civilized discourse. I am glad that the people of James' district ignored these statements and voted him onto the City Council, where he will be honest and accountable for his decisions and actions.
Let's rid our campaigns of this type of garbage and stick to the facts.
Amy Birky, Lincoln