Statement from Chairman Cox on Democratic Tracker Stalking Family of New York Congressional Candidate Phil Oliva
June 17, 2016
"The aggressive and completely inappropriate intimidation tactics employed by the Democratic Party against Phil Oliva and his family are inexcusable. Campaign 'trackers' have no business contacting family members, spying into a candidate's home or harassing them at their place of work. Simply firing this individual is not enough. Did Mr. Ayouni receive training or instructions on how to conduct his job duties? Was he instructed to go to his home and peer into his windows? Who actually hired Mr. Ayouni, and if he was indeed an employee with the State Democratic Party, did the DCCC provide the funds for federal activity? These questions must be answered and the Oliva family is owed an immediate apology."