The nasty race for CU Board of Regents got nastier when Matt Arnold posted the address and phone number for his opponent online. Arnold was angry that supporters of his rival, Brian Davidson, "were calling his backers and urging them to drop their endorsement," the Denver Post said. "Arnold decided to provide information for his supporters in case they wanted to contact Davidson's entourage."
Both men are Republicans who will face each other in a primary.
Additionally, Arnold, who also runs Clear the Bench, which tries to knock "activist" judges out of office, posted the addresses and phone numbers for three Davidson supporters, including 76-year-old former CU Regent Norwood Robb, who called the police.
Arnold pulled the information off his website after he was contacted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office; the Robbs feared that their house would be vandalized.
It's not the first time Arnold has been spanked for his campaign tactics or statements. He's also been criticized for lying about having a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and for implying that an Arapahoe County Republican group had officially endorsed him when it hadn't.
Sounds like Arnold needs to go back to school.
More from our Shmuck of the Week archive: "Doug Lamborn should be thrown out with the bathwater."
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.