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Los Angeles County Democratic Party Statement on Deceptive Huntington Park City Council Election Mailer

HMG-CN Political Wire


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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement regarding a deceptive candidate mailer distributed in the Huntington Park City Council race:

“A mailer that recently went out to voters in Huntington Park completely misrepresents which candidates have been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.  Endorsement by the LACDP carries significant weight and no candidate should lie or mislead voters regarding the Democratic Party’s endorsement.

“The LA County Democratic Party has endorsed Graciela Ortiz, Rosa Perez, and Marilyn Sanabria for the upcoming March 3, 2015 election.  Johnny Pineda has NOT been endorsed by the LACDP and should NOT be included in any communication listing the ‘Los Angeles County Democratic Party Official Endorsements.’

“We demand that Mr. Pineda stop attempting to deceive Huntington Park voters and cease and desist the use of the LACDP logo in all future voter communications.  Further, we demand that Mr. Pineda refrain from using any language that may be construed to imply that he has received the endorsement of the LA County Democratic Party or the California Democratic Party, in all further communications from his campaign.”

An image of the mailer in question can be found here: Huntington Park Deceptive Mailer, or you can go to www.lacdp.org/hp.

For the full list of LACDP endorsements or for more information, visit www.lacdp.org/endorsements.

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The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) is the official governing body of the Democratic Party in the County of Los Angeles and works in cooperation with the State and National Democratic Committees.  LACDP is the largest local Democratic Party entity in the United States, representing more than 2.4 million registered Democrats.  Endorsements issued by the LACDP in local and municipal races become the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party.  For more information, visit www.lacdp.org.

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