Although Rev. Tracey Brown did not stoop to "oppo" tactics in the primary campaign, some of her followers tried everything to discredit Rebecca Williams in the Citywide at-large primary contest.
In opposition research strategy ("oppo" for short), enemies tried to make much of the fact that she does not salute the flag. They actually did not have to do much research, as she has explained her stance many times. Still, foes tried to paint her as un-American and anti-veteran even though religious freedom is one of the freedoms the nation has fought for.
She is the only openly gay councilperson and has been attacked for that, even though LGBT rights are recognized in a presidential proclamation for Pride Month.
As a last resort, some opponents simply declared her to be the devil, which probably pissed off Satan himself. Hey, he has the dark powers, not some councilwoman from Plainfield, NJ!
Opponents dropped research altogether when they took the "mean girls" approach and called her some of the names usually seen scrawled in lipstick on toilet stalls.
The campaign was rough and the outcome was close, but now she is running unopposed in the November general election. Just had to point that out.