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Mailer disguises campaign issue as legislative one, an illegal move

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Torrance, CA – Republican Assemblyman David Hadley is up to his old tricks again, saying one thing and doing another and always hiding from the truth. This time, he has apparently used state taxpayer funds for a state mailer that looks and reads like a campaign mailer. Entitled, “Time to derail the bullet train,” it came from the office of “Assemblyman, 66th District, David Hadley.” But the mailer, in its look and message, is really a campaign mailer.

The problem? It is illegal to put campaign issues in a state, taxpayer-funded mailer. And David Hadley knows that.

“David Hadley has just violated state law by spending taxpayer money to send out a campaign mailer that is disguised as a legislative mailer to thousands of voters in the South Bay. This is outrageous, and downright illegal. In look, feel and tone this was a campaign mailer. The voters just paid for a mailer for the David Hadley for Assembly campaign, not one from Assemblyman David Hadley. It is wrong, and we won’t stand for it,” says Mike Shimpock, campaign consultant.

Hadley’s attempt to disguise a campaign mailer as a state mailer is just another example of how out-of-touch he is with this moderate, bipartisan district:

  • Repeatedly voted against funding for our schools
  • Voted in lockstep with his extremist Republican colleagues against laws to protect our beaches and air from pollution and oil spills
  • Refused to support “one person, one vote” protections for voters
  • Took $25,000 from the oil companies and opposed clean air regulations
  • Voted with Republicans to cut Health Insurance for children
  • Opposed health care funding for patients suffering from AIDS/HIV

Republican David Hadley was elected by a 0.5% margin in the lowest turnout election in recorded California history with the aid of nearly $1 million in donations from a single billionaire, and has repeatedly voted against the interests of his moderate, bipartisan district.

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