Jeff Grimshaw, deputy campaign manager of the Wayne Owens for Senate campaign, said the new Bob Bennett radio ad is a misleading strategy that tries to take votes away from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Cannon by enticing Republican voters to vote against Wayne Owens.
"The ad implies that Wayne wants to prohibit grazing and that he wants to lock up private lands," said Grimshaw. "But I'm from Washington County myself, and if these were actually Wayne's intentions, I assure you I would not be working for him."Grimshaw said Bennett is only telling people what they already want to believe. He said he understands Bennett's motive for attacking Owens, even though they would only face each other head-to-head if both won their respective primaries.