Many historians consider the 1934 California gubernatorial campaign to be the dirtiest in California history. Incumbent Republican Gov. Frank Merriam was known for fighting corruption in public office.
Many historians consider the 1934 California gubernatorial campaign to be the dirtiest in California history. Incumbent Republican Gov. Frank Merriam was known for fighting corruption in public office. Sacramento Center for History/Eleanor McClatchy Collection
Many historians consider the 1934 California gubernatorial campaign to be the dirtiest in California history. Incumbent Republican Gov. Frank Merriam was known for fighting corruption in public office. Sacramento Center for History/Eleanor McClatchy Collection

Dirty campaigns are nothing new in U.S. politics, or in California

October 20, 2016 6:00 AM

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