An enterprising politician never rests, even on Halloween.
While everyone else was passing out M&M’s and lollipops, Sen. Bob Hertzberg greeted trick-or-treaters on Saturday with “Bob Bars,” featuring the Los Angeles Democrat’s photo and the slogan “Representing the Valley.”
Hertzberg shared on Twitter that he passed out thousands of the custom-wrapped candy bars to hundreds of kids. No word on whether parents tossed the unknown brand right into the trash.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s communications director, Eric Menjivar, took a safer tack, giving out pens bearing his boss’ name.
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Though considerably less sweet and edible than most Halloween fare, Menjivar wrote on Twitter that “kids were psyched about the pens” and he did not suffer an egging as a result.
He also tagged the tweet #NameID. Gatto, a Los Angeles Democrat, is gearing up for a competitive state Senate race next year.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, who dressed up as a very convincing witch this year to distribute candy, received a treat of her own: a sculpture of a witch popping out of a jack-o-lantern, gifted to her by a neighbor. The San Diego Democrat posted a photo on Twitter, writing, “#ILoveHalloween.”