Who is Adam Christensen? Florida Congressional Democratic candidate accused of revealing opponent's home address
This election season is becoming increasingly controversial as rivals from the two major parties have spared no efforts to beat the other side, sometimes even by putting it in peril. In Florida, for instance, a Democratic candidate for the congressional election scheduled next month posted the home address of his Republican opponent on Twitter hours after she expressed fears that Antifa protesters were outside her residence.
Adam Christensen, who turned 27 last Saturday, October 17, reportedly published a screenshot of a Google Maps web page that featured the home address of his GOP rival Kat Cammack, 32, on Sunday, October 18. He wrote in his tweet in response to Cammack’s post that said activists were protesting at a driveway on her private property. The Democrat posted the image that gave a bird’s-eye view of the GOP candidate’s residence to say the activists were actually protesting on a public street. He uploaded a 15-second video of him laughing in response to Cammack's complaint about the protest before coming up with the image.
The Democrat was little moved despite the backlash he faced on the social media platform and Twitter deleting his tweet. Right Voter's Derek Dufresne, for instance, slammed Christensen saying his act was “incredibly dangerous” and he should be ashamed of himself. In his response, the Florida candidate said Dufresne made him laugh.
Washington Free Beacon quoted Faith Allen, a spokeswoman for Cammack's campaign, slamming Christensen as saying: “Our campaign thinks that this behavior is appalling and it is definitely way too far. Of course we understand that we are not going to agree on [issues] with the Florida Democrats or the national Democrats, but to have to be dealing with a candidate like this is not comfortable.”
Christensen's campaign did not respond to Beacon’s request for comment. However, Hannah Jacobs, Christensen's campaign's communications director, also posted Cammack's address in a now-deleted tweet that she posted on Sunday. In that, she said: “Not saying you should do this but ANYONE *cough cough* can look up her or her husband … and find the truth about whether these peaceful protesters were on public or private property.”
Christensen demands apology from Cammack
Christensen rather came up with a defense of his act in a series of tweets. He accused Cammack of revealing the phone number of a former Democratic congressional candidate from the same district -- JR Gaillot -- in 2012. He also said that Cammack, who earlier worked for the district’s outgoing Congressman Ted Yoho as his deputy chief of staff and campaign manager, did the same with him this time by releasing the address of his office and trying to threaten his job.
In 2012 while running @RepTedYoho’s campaign @Kat_Cammack released @jrgaillot’s personal cell phone. He still has the racist messages. A few minutes ago she just did the same thing to me. She also gave my office address and school I coach at to have them try and threaten my job.— Adam Christensen for Congress (@AC4Congress2020) October 20, 2020
In another tweet, Christensen accused Kammack of using old tricks and demanded her to issue an apology.
She knows she is losing and instead of actually trying to do the work she is using every old trick she has to attempt to ruin people’s lives. @Kat_Cammack you have a choice, backtrack and apologize or we start releasing everything we have— Adam Christensen for Congress (@AC4Congress2020) October 20, 2020
In another post, Christensen also said that Kammack has in the past spread a rumor in the primary about her GOP opponent being a “pedaphile” in order to derail his campaign. “She has done this stuff for years, we are done playing games,” he said in the tweet.
If you really don’t think @Kat_Cammack is this disgusting, keep in mind her campaign made up and spread a rumor in the primary about a Republican opponent being a pedaphile because he was catching up in the polls. She has done this stuff for years, we are done playing games.— Adam Christensen for Congress (@AC4Congress2020) October 20, 2020
This is not the first time that the Democratic leaders have been accused of revealing personal information of Republicans online. In August last year, Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro tweeted a list of donors of President Donald Trump in his district and accusing them of “fueling a campaign of hate” against Hispanic Americans.
Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of @BillMillerBarBQ, owner of the @HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc.— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u
Also, during the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh who Trump nominated to the Supreme Court in 2018, a couple of Democratic Senate aides posted the home addresses and phone numbers of Republican senators and published them on Wikipedia.