ATLANTA - Atlanta City Council candidate for District 9, Dustin Hillis, said he was shocked to find flyers attacking him and his family on his car and at least 200 other Springfield Baptist Church member's vehicles after church services on Sunday.
"It's very hurtful and disparaging that someone would do that," Hillis said.
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"Everything that's in it is a lie," Hillis said.
Hillis said Monday that whoever created the flyer took it to a different level by attacking his family.
"It was very shocking," Hillis said. "It's one thing to attack a candidate, but when you bring in their family that's a whole different level."
Springfield Baptist Church Reverend Arthur Carson said he is appalled that churchgoers came out to find "hateful, defamatory flyers on their cars."
"It was embarrassing," Reverend Carson said. "I had one on my car, Hillis had one on his. The parking lot was packed and nearly every car had one. You should want to win an election based on merit, not attacking someone else."
With voters heading to the polls for Election Day, Hillis said he's focused on the campaign.
"We want to make Atlanta an even better place to live," Hillis said.