Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Sketchy Political Mailer

Father of Democratic state Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, Larry Levine of Sherman Oaks, a Democratic political consultant, published the Voter Information Guide for Democrats that supports a democratic slate, but says No on 87, the alternative energy bill, and no on 86.

$375,000 from oil and tobacco companies were given to Levine for inclusion in the mailer.

Is Political Campaign Flyer Misleading? [ABC7 - San Francisco]

1 comment:

Steven Rosenberg said...

I can't remember an election in recent memory before which I got this much mail, none of which I look at -- it all goes in the trash.

And since I think most initiatives are poorly written, special-interest grabs at bond money, even if I'm generally in favor of their sentiment, I won't be crushed if they are defeated.

Am I surprised that big oil and tobacco are throwing around money? Not at all. In this case, I don't think it's going to work. I expect both propositions to pass.

I wonder if our current $2.35/gallon gas is an oil-company attempt to shift the vote. We'll know if it climbs up to $2.75 in the next two months.