Thursday, October 05, 2006

Santa Clara County United Democratic Campaign Goes On Offensive

My mailbox was overflowing with mail today. One piece stuck out. The UDC sent me a hitpiece against Chuck. The theme (obviously) is the Reed Reimbursement scandals. The front page features a portion of a Mercury News editorial highlighting the phrase "The memberships, including some lifetime memberships, promote Councilman Chuck Reed, not the city of San Jose." Under an unflattering picture of Chuck is the large quote that says "I don't think I did anything wrong."

The back of the piece reads in large letter "Taxpayers Paid $38,000 to Support Chuck Reed's Political Ambitions". The backside has 16 of Reed's reimbursed checks.

This could mark the beginning of an intense spending war between the two camps backing Chavez and Reed. With the recent decision overruling the campaign spending restriction, we can only expect this piece to be the tip of the iceberg.

Also, word is that tonight the Mercury News is conducting a telephonic poll - not to be confused with COMPAC's push poll. I'm sure Reedites and Chavezites will be patiently waiting by their phones tonight hoping for a call.

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