PRINCETON – After Congressional candidate Lou Gigliotti‘s campaign tactics were called “sleazy and dishonest” last week by freshman Congressman John Ratciffe‘s campaign manager, Gigliotti has fired back saying what’s sleazy and dishonest is Ratcliffe’s continuing partnership with the nation’s largest Homeland Security lobbying firm while sitting on the House Committee on Homeland Security.
“What is ‘sleazy and dishonest’ is for Ratcliffe to be a sitting Congressman who is partners with a large lobbying firm like the Ashcroft Group, who seeks contracts for their clients in Homeland Security, the very department that Ratcliffe is on the oversight committee. That is what is sleazy and dishonest,” Gigliotti told The Rockwall News.
The candidate in the March 1 Republican Primary Election says Ratcliffe shouldn’t and likely can’t do this legally because he could potentially steer billions of dollars to his former client and profit to his partners.
“This is the killer,” explained Gigliotti. “His former law client, the Huntington Ingalls Company, received half a billion dollars from Homeland Security contracts while they were represented by Ashcroft Group, who is still partners with Ratcliffe.”
He says the conflict of interest he’s been telling people about at campaign meetings has caused the Ratcliffe campaign to make robo calls to thousands of voters stating Gigliotti is lying.
But he says he is not lying and people are beginning to really take an interest in what he’s uncovered.