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Little-known Glenn Burkett accuses U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of website hacking



Little-known Glenn Burkett, who is running for the Democratic nomination against incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, is accusing Nelson of hacking his website.

Here's the statement from Burkett.

Just one day after press release reporting over a thousand people per day and climbing was visiting the Glenn Burkett for U.S. Senate campaign web site was attacked early this morning. Voters are calling reporting the site is down. Glenn Burkett is Nelson's only competitor in the primary. Glenn Burkett's business and Foundation web sites are up and running. The company providing the server for the site is investigating the source of the hackers since 8 am this morning.
Voters today depend on researching candidates position on issues via web sites. Burkett does not believe this was an accident because it happened during early voting.

Nelson campaign manager Pete Mitchell called the claim "absurd."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:55pm]


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