Feda Morton is a candidate that isn’t just past her expiration date, but is bordering on scandalous. Terrible polling/endorsements pulled/supporters leaving in droves and now this? When will she leave? Why has Sean Kenney talked her into staying in this race and why is she listening? It makes NO sense.
Anyone know the difference between this post and one written by Feda Morton? We didn’t fail to cite the source.
Feda Kidd Morton – one of the seven GOP candidates running in the June 8 congressional primary – said Thursday that she did not intentionally lift passages from a syndicated columnist and pass them off as her own work in a newspaper opinion article.
“I failed to cite the source,“ said Morton, speaking to a crowd of Tea Party members at the Forest Lakes Arby’s, in response to one attendee’s question about the matter. “There were a couple of sentences where the source was not cited.“
The Daily Progress reported last Sunday that Morton’s opinion piece that ran in the Feb. 24 edition of the Rural Virginian newspaper contained at least eight passages that share similar or exact phrasing with an article titled “How Tyranny Came to America” that was penned by syndicated conservative columnist Joseph Sobran.
Morton did not respond to specific questions about the matter a week ago, issuing only a written statement that said in part: “Restating principles of the Constitution is no different than restating the Ten Commandments.“
On Thursday, however, Morton explained that she had been studying the Constitution at the time she wrote the opinion piece for the Rural Virginian. She had a lot of papers out, she said, and accidentally lifted several passages from Sobran’s work.
“I did not purposely try to mislead or anything,“ said Morton, a high school biology teacher from Fluvanna County.
Morton blamed the controversy on her political enemies.
“It was used politically to try to tear me down,“ she said.
Morton is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, a freshman Democrat from Ivy, in this fall’s mid-term election.