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CA-26: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Hits Linda Parks in Republican Framing Mailer

The DCCC has released its first attack mailer and it is not against the Republican, Tony Strickland, but against NPP (No Party Prefeerence) Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks. Timm Herdt over at the Ventura County Star has more of the story.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee yesterday posted on its website this attack mailer against independent candidate Linda Parks in the 26th Congressional District.

As you can see, it’s a fairly heavy-handed piece that seeks to link Parks with “Washington Republicans” and urges Democrats to “stop the Tea Party. Vote No on Linda Parks and the Republicans.” It features campaign buttons that show her paired with George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin.

A spokeswoman for the DCCC said Tuesday that the piece is in the mail, but I have received no reports as yet from anyone in the district who has received it.

A very interesting framing of Linda Parks as a Republican.

She is anything but a partisan GOP’er and would be considered a RINO at best. Many in GOP circles actually like Democratic Assemblywoman Julia Brownley better – as Brownley would be vulnerable in future elections due to the swing demographics of this Congressional District.

I, especially, like this part of the mailer with photos of campaign buttons of Linda Parks and Sarah Palin.


  • Joe

    So the fact that this is complete nonsense doesn’t bother you at all?

    Parks, as a local politician, has had no direct involvement with Medicare.  Her support of county elderly issues and mental health issues shows her commitment to the importance of these issues. Her campaign website reiterates her commitment to Medicare, whereas the leading Democratic contender has no such commitment.

    So the DCCC goes after the person with a track record for supporting Medicare-like services and  vocally supporting Medicare  and you like the button picture?  Not the most intelligent position.

    • Gregory Flap Cole


      Aren’t most political mailers exaggerations at best?

      Read the terms of use above before you call me names again.

      By the way, the point of the Palin-Parks remark was to highlight how preposterous it was = they are not even close to the same political philosophy.

      I guess you did not understand.