Last-minute mailer switches Calif. candidate's party

10:23 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just days before Tuesday's election, a California congresswoman has changed political parties. 

At least that's what mail landing at voters' homes says. 

Rep. Laura Richardson's campaign was outraged Monday after residents in her Los Angeles-area district received mail labeling her a Republican in her race against fellow Democratic Rep. Janice Hahn.  

Richardson is - and has been - a Democrat.  

Spokeswoman Jasmyne Cannick tells the Los Angeles Times  the mailers amount to "dirty politics."  

The mailer lists several offices with recommendations. 

Under the section labeled "44th District," it lists Hahn as a Democrat and Richardson as a Republican.  

The ads were sent by a former Los Angeles councilman who once worked for Hahn's late father. Nate Holden tells the newspaper the error was unintentional and he regrets it.




















The Associated Press

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