Audio: Spokesman For Company Targeted By Heitkamp Says Accusations Are “Absolute Lies”
“It seems this whole campaign has turned into a bloodbath against Goldmark,” said radio show host Jay Thomas during an interview with Vice President and CFO of Goldmark Property Management Kurt Bollman. In that interview, the full audio of which is below, Bollman describes the Heitkamp campaigns accusations against his company as “absolute lives.”
While responding to a caller asking why it took so long for Goldmark to start pushing back against the Heitkamp campaign, he admitted that he’d been a bit “naive” and expected the campaign to move on to another topic after some of the facts got straightened out about Goldmark.
He underestimated, I think, Heitkamp’s need to obfuscate the real issues in this campaign (health care, the national debt, the economy, etc.) with mud-slinging aimed at Berg. Heitkamp campaign on the issues because the issues aren’t good for her. Her path to victory lays with assassinating Rick Berg’s character, and she and her campaign have been more than willing to make Goldmark and the company’s employees collateral damage.
At one point Bollman specifically references the claim from the Heitkamp campaign that the company has been “sued more than 100 times” for “unfair” renting practices. He notes that they have, over their 31 year existence, been sued more than 100 times. And he admits that the plaintiffs in those cases probably thought that Goldmark was being unfair to them. But he also points out that Goldmark won “the vast majority” of the cases.
“Heidi, of all people, ought to know that you can file a lawsuit at any time for any reason, for good cause or not” he says. Of course, that wouldn’t be convenient to Heitkamp or her mud slinging.
Bollman’s final message, addressed specifically to Heidi Heitkamp: “Go beat each other’s brains out, I don’t care. Just leave a great North Dakota company and its fine employees out of your political games because we are sick of it.”
It’s worth your time to listen to this interview, and remember that Heitkamp is trying to sacrifice this company on the alter of her ambition.