I was shocked to see that there were more cheap shots thrown out by Congressional candidates than by the other three races combined. And most of them came from the incumbent. He must feel somebody on his heels for him to come out swinging like he did. Most of his shots were directed at Tim Collins but he did look at Tim Besco when he asked the crowd if they wanted a representative who wore a shiny suit and acted silly.
Tim Besco got a shot in as well. He was able to make the whole crowd chuckle when he said he had treated almost every Veteran in the area except Congressman Reyes, unless he had gone in for a colonoscopy. All Reyes could do was nod no and say he was a pretty healthy man.
The cheap shot that stood out the most in my eyes was by the Congressman himself. It wasn't very effective but it sure stood out above the rest. Tim Collins answered a question by someone in the audience having to do with being a freshman Congressman. Collins made a reference Thomason Hospital, now known as University Medical Center. Congressman Reyes followed Collins and said:
"Thomason doesn't exist, but isn't it funny how he mentions Thomason because that's where all the poor people go"