The person who secretly taped Republican U-S Senate candidate Greg Ganske’s private meeting and turned it over to Senator Tom Harkin’s campaign has come forward — sort of. The person hired a lawyer and issued a statement through that attorney yesterday, but the person responsible for the taping isn’t revealing his identity for business and personal reasons, according to the statement. The man was invited to the Ganske event because he had donated to Ganske in the past. The man says he became “incensed” by Ganske’s attitude and turned the tape over to rival Harkin camp, but did not make a transcript. The man’s attorney says his client was within his rights to tape the meeting as a means of taking notes since he was an invited guest and a participant in the discussion. The Ganske campaign questions that, as they say the man’s “surreptitious actions” were meant to cause injury to the Ganske campaign. Meanwhile, Des Moines police say they’ll start an investigation of the incident today.
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