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Julia Brownley and Tony Strickland

CA-26 Congressional candidates Democrat Julia Brownley and Republican Tony Strickland

This won’t be the first time the two Congressional candidates have faced off against each other at California Lutheran University (CLU). But, here are the details for next Tuesday’s debate which, unlike the forum in May, is one on one.

The forum will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at the Thousand Oaks campus. About 200 preticketed audience members will be admitted, and the event will be broadcast live on radio station KCLU. C-SPAN will televise the forum, but a network official said no decision has been made on whether to show it live.

The forum is co-sponsored by CLU, The Star and Pacific Coast Business Times.

If you would like a preview of the debate, here is a video when Strickland and Brownley faced off in May, also at CLU.

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Julia Brownley Running Us Off the Tracks

The National Republican Congressional Committee is up with a new web ad (I don’t know if it will run on Ventura County cable television) attacking Democrat Julia Brownley for her votes raising taxes and for the costly California High Speed Rail Project.

The ad is mocking and quite fun, but drives home the point that California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley is a tax and spend liberal who will raise YOUR taxes to fund wasteful government spending – like the Jerry Brown promoted California High Speed Train to nowhere.

Here is the ad:

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California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley speaking

California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley and Democratic Congressional candidate in CA-26

Timm Herdt over at the Ventura County Star has the FLAP – and what a specious and idiotic one it is.

Because separate $2,500 contributions from two New York bankers to Republican congressional candidate Tony Strickland apparently were initially declined by the bankers’ credit card companies, a dispute has arisen over their legality, leading Democrat Julia Brownley on Thursday to file a formal complaint with the Federal Elections Commission.

Brownley says the donations exceed allowable limits because contributions from Matt Doheny and David Hilty, executives with New York investment firms, were reported as received by Strickland on June 28, after California’s June 5 primary. That election whittled the field in the new 26th Congressional District to Strickland and Brownley.

How ridiculous with the California economy in the dumper, high unemployment and significant issues to be decided in foreign policy, health care and defense, OUT OF TOWNLEY Julia Brownley has staffers pouring over minutia in campaign finance reports.

I guess the OUT OF TOWNER and I say that since the California Assemblywoman Brownley moved from her Los Angeles County home in Santa Monica to Oak Park which is in the Congressional District 26 when she filed for election, has nothing better to do with her time but bitch and moan.

How about some issue discussion, Julia?

I mean better than your attack ads on television that try to paint California State Senator Tony Strickland as a “hater” of women.

It is specious and ludicrous complaints like this that dissuade people from the political process. People are tired of the BS.

Thanks to the commenter at the Ventura County Star with the moniker: “OUT OF TOWNLEY BROWNLEY.”

I am voting for a full-time Ventura County resident for Congress = Tony Strickland.

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California Democratic Chairman John Burton

You know the flap. The old, crusty State Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton called Paul Ryan and the GOP some sort of Nazi propagandist liars.

The Chairman of the California Democratic Party already had political pundits, delegates and rivals buzzing a day before the Democratic National Convention formally opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, after telling KCBS Radio exclusively that Republican tactics had been akin to Nazi propaganda.

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton told KCBS Monday in Charlotte. “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know.”

“First of all,” he continued, “you’ve got Republicans who truly believe the Earth is flat, so I don’t know exactly what, you know, what’s going to do, but they, I think that when people figure out that these people say they do not care about the truth and they will lie and they don’t care if they lie because it doesn’t matter if they lie.”

“I mean, that’s very cynical, very dangerous,” Burton said.

The Goebbels reference, in particular, drew quick response and rebuke from Republicans, and Burton was reminded that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown once had to apologize after comparing GOP challenger Meg Whitman to Goebbels during an interview, also with KCBS.

“How’d he get in trouble? Wait, s–t, that’s right, she won the election,” he said, tongue in cheek. “He won it big, god damn he was in trouble. What are you talking about?”

“That was Goebbels, a big lie, they said they don’t care about facts. They’re going to lie so, I mean, that’s not pejorative to them, they probably wear it as a compliment,” he continued.

KCBS then asked Burton whether Democrats were ever guilty of embellishing or taking things out of context.

“Embellishing and lying are two different things,” Burton responded. “You tell me, anybody running for office, except me when I ran, who didn’t embellish. Okay?

But, this isn’t the first time that well-known profane John Burton has been so outlandish. Look at the list.

I wonder if NEW Oak Park and California Congressional District 26 resident, Julia Brownley wants to repudiate her Democratic State Chairman? Or, whether she agrees with Burton?

Just askin…..?

By the way, Burton has apologized for his tirade and left the North Carolina DNC for a root canal procedure in California. He is not expected to return to the convention.

Here is the video story:

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Screencap of Julia Brownley ad

I noticed the ad first this morning on Chuck Todd’s political show on MSNBC. And, it has since repeated.

The ad looks much like the generic, “get to know who I am ad”, which highlights that she is supported by public employee unions and abortion providers – pretty typical stuff for California Democrats.

The video has not been posted up on You Tube yet, but I suppose the campaign is just behind. I will post it in an update, when it arrives.

The ad buy was fairly modest and there were two:

  • August 29 – September 6: 229 spots for about $10K
  • September 7 – September 11: 84 spots for a little over 4K

You can check out the ad buys for yourself, since they are public. Here is the link to Time Warner Cable which has the vast majority of the Cable TV action here in Ventura County.

Brownley’s opponent, Republican California State Senator Tony Strickland is already up with television advertising, having beat Brownley “on air.”

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