Yudelson said Tuesday that it is from "The Committee to Elect Michael Yudelson," not the Association. "It doesn't give the impression it's from the association. It doesn't use the board members titles, under their signatures." Yudelson said the letter was drafted by volunteers of RHAA during the Primary Election and at that time, "both David Toole, and David Moriarity did give the Committee approval," according to Yudelson.
RHAA is a 501c3 non-profit organization and cannot endorse any political candidate. In a written statement the board said, "at no point did these Board of Director members sign this document. This letter was sent without the approval or knowledge of the RHAA Board of Directors and absolutely no RHAA funding was used to support any political candidate."
Jack Moore is challenging Yudelson in the race. Moore won the Republican Primary Election in September. Yudelson has since re-registered as a Democrat.
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