CA-26: Tony Strickland and Julia Brownley to Debate Next Tuesday

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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.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/aiJevuhbHRI[/youtube]

CA-26: Julia Brownley Is Running Us Off the Tracks

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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:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/0Q1DBR9P4io[/youtube]

CA-26: Does Julia Brownley Repudiate California Democratic State Chairman John Burton?

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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:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/-6N6vHEnBMY[/youtube]

CA-26: Julia Brownley Begins Television Ads

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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.”

CA-26: Who is Stalking Tony Strickland?

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Woman videotaping Tony Strickland

Unidentified woman in black videotaping California State Senator and GOP Congressional nominee Tony Strickland (in gray t-shirt)

You remember the FLAP?

Well, who is tracking and stalking California State Senator and CA-26 Republican congressional candidate Tony Strickland?

Nobody is admitting it, but the national Democratic Party folks at the DCCC have a reputation of doing it. Now, is Brownley’s campaign paying for the deed?

Hard to say and it may be difficult to trace, but my best guess is that this activity would not be going on without Brownley’s direct approval.

Nobody has come forward to identify the young woman and some Democratic activists have taken to Twitter to say that the woman in Thousand Oaks – see her photo below was merely a parent at the children’s event.

Brownley Spy CA 26: Is Julia Brownley or the DCCC Stalking Tony Strickland?

Unidentified videographer at California State Senator Tony Strickland Children’s I.D. Event in Thousand Oaks, Saturday August 25, 2012

WRONG.

You see the woman in the photo above and in this embedded video below was seen videotaping Senator Tony Strickland during his Ventura beach clean-up day on July 28th.

So, obviously, this woman is either a BIG fan of Tony Strickland, a paid operative of the DCCC or the Julia Brownley campaign or somebody with whom the police maybe wish to have a chat.

Here is the video of the mysterious woman in black:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/SvMCLyjeVtc[/youtube]

Anyone know this person?

I understand from good sources that this person has been seen videotaping at other Tony Strickland events. So, if anyone can identify her, please, let me know in the comments below.

What is the FLAP here – besides the fact that an elected official is being stalked?

Trackers or videographers are not uncommon in Congressional campaigns today. However, this was a Children’s I.D. Event.

Yesterday was NOT a Congressional campaign event, but a public service one in conjunction with Strickland’s California State Senate office. Why would the Brownley campaign want to be associated with such an obviously ridiculous observation? And, why involve the children?

If the Browney campaign was associated with yesterday’s stalker, they should apologize to the families of the children who were videotaped. If the DCCC was involved, then the Brownley campaign should tell them to exert some restraint.

Julia Brownley may be an LA Woman (from Santa Monica actually), but we don’t do politics like this in Thousand Oaks – because we aren’t LA.

Hey, California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, is this person doing some political tracking of Senator Strickland for you? Again, anyone know this woman and for whom she is working?

Let me know in the comments below.

CA-26: Is Julia Brownley or the DCCC Stalking Tony Strickland?

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Tracking Tony Strickland

Unidentified person videotaping California State Senator Tony Strickland Child I.D. Event in Thousand Oaks yesterday

Well, who is tracking and stalking California State Senator and CA-26 Republican congressional candidate Tony Strickland?

Nobody is admitting it, but the national Democratic Party folks at the DCCC have a reputation of doing it. Now, is Brownley’s campaign paying for the deed?

Hard to say and it may be difficult to trace, but my best guess is that this activity would not be going on without Brownley’s direct approval.

Here is another photo of the tracker/stalker:

Tracking Tony Strickland

I understand from good sources that this person has been seen videotaping at other Tony Strickland events. So, if anyone can identify her, please, let me know in the comments below.

What is the FLAP here – besides the fact that an elected official is being stalked?

Trackers or videographers are not uncommon in Congressional campaigns today. However, this was a Children’s I.D. Event.

Child Safety ID Kits

A free child ID event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 during the Kids Fun Zone at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive.

The event is sponsored by Sen. Tony Strickland’s office and the Thousand Oaks Police Department.

The free child ID and fingerprint kits take a few minutes to make and include copies of the child’s fingerprints and their parents’ contact information.

Parents keep the kits on hand and can turn them over to law enforcement in the case of a missing child or other emergency.

Yesterday was NOT a Congressional campaign event, but a public service one in conjunction with Strickland’s California State Senate office. Why would the Brownley campaign want to be associated with such an obviously ridiculous observation? And, why involve the children?

Here is Senator Strickland announcing the event:

If the Browney campaign was associated with yesterday’s stalker, they should apologize to the families of the children who were videotaped. If the DCCC was involved, then the Brownley campaign should tell them to exert some restraint.

Julia Brownley may be an LA Woman (from Santa Monica actually), but we don’t do politics like this in Thousand Oaks – because we aren’t LA.