BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Michelle Wu campaign event at Moakley Park in South Boston was the scene of an apparent bait-and-switch on Sunday. Around 20 people showed up to the event with flyers that promised $100 gift cards for anyone who came out to the event and held a Wu sign. But Wu's campaign hadn't made the signs or promised any money — the flyers were fake.
The signs were apparently passed out in the area of Mass and Cass in the South End, and some of the people that came to the event were upset as the $100 promised in the flyers would have meant being able to eat for the day.
The Wu campaign said it bought food for those who were hungry, and condemned the flyers, calling on the Annissa Essaibi George mayoral campaign to condemn them too.
The Essaibi George campaign did so in a statement to WBZ NewsRadio Monday morning, saying the flyers were "heartless behavior," and that the campaign had "no knowledge of it and would never stoop to such low levels."
Essaibi George Spokeswoman Molly McGlynn reiterated that the flyers did not come from "our campaign or our supporters," saying the Wu campaign should "do their due diligence and ask their own supporters if they are responsible for this." She urged the press to focus more on policy in the race.
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