Assembly candidate Brian Dahle is ripped as a big spender who travels the world on the taxpayers' dime in a radio and direct-mail campaign by a group supporting his opponent, Rick Bosetti. Dahle, a Lassen County supervisor, is seeking the 1st Assembly District seat, winding through parts of nine counties, from Modoc County south to Nevada and a portion of Placer counties.
Democratic Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani's state Senate campaign has been attacked in recent weeks by a radio ad from a secretive web of campaign committees. The Stockton assemblywoman and a Republican colleague, Bill Berryhill, are butting heads in a closely watched 5th Senate District race, based in San Joaquin County. The following is a text of the ad and an analysis by The Bee's Jim Sanders:
A Democratic super PAC is airing a new television advertisement blasting Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, for ties to "Wall Street." Lungren faces a challenge from Democrat Ami Bera in the 7th Congressional District, an east Sacramento County seat that is considered one of the country's most competitive races. Here is a transcript of the ad and an analysis by Torey Van Oot of The Bee Capitol Bureau:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has begun a 30-second television ad criticizing California's business climate and state budget problems. Here is the text of the ad and an analysis by Kevin Yamamura of The Bee Capitol Bureau.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is airing a new radio ad attacking Gov. Jerry Brown's Nov. 6 ballot initiative to raise taxes, likening it to street robbery. Following is text of the ad and an analysis by David Siders of The Bee Capitol Bureau:
Opponents of Proposition 32, a Nov. 6 measure to change campaign finance law, have launched a 60-second radio ad that blasts the proposal. Here's the statewide ad and an analysis by Jon Ortiz of The Bee Capitol Bureau.