- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It’s political gamesmanship for the digital age.

A challenger has bought up a series of Internet domains bearing the name of the Philadelphia city councilman he’s looking to unseat.

That means people looking for information on Councilman Kenyatta Johnson at KenyattaJohnson.com are winding up at a website featuring his opponent Ori Feibush.

Feibush tells The Inquirer (https://bit.ly/15F84Nz) he’s using the domains to steer voters to his message.

Johnson’s spokesman tells the newspaper the move was hacky and self-serving. He says the race won’t be decided based on domains.

Feibush, a real estate developer in the city’s Point Breeze section, faces Johnson in May’s Democratic primary.

They’re also engaged in a legal battle. Feibush has sued Johnson claiming the councilman played politics by blocking his attempts to by city-owned land.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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