CA-48 Voters Join Elected Officials in Calling Out Rouda’s Deceptive Ads
Huntington Beach, CA – Last week, 25 local elected officials in California’s 48th Congressional District called on Congressman Harley Rouda to take down his deliberately deceptive campaign ads that mislead voters.
Today, over 1,000 Orange County residents have joined the call to take down the ads and have signed the petition demanding that Rouda stop spreading misleading campaign information.
In the original letter, elected officials cited the distortion of Michelle Steel’s record at the Orange County Board of Supervisors, stating that the ads omit pertinent facts that actually reveal a strong record of standing up for taxpayers, rooting out corruption, and streamlining county government.
The elected officials also noted signs of racism and sexism in Rouda’s campaign strategy, stating:
“Your actions to smear a Korean immigrant who came to this country in search of a better life and has sought to give back to her community via public service carry heavy undertones of racism and sexism.”
Along with the deceptive ads, Rouda has spent much of COVID-19 on Twitter cursing at his Congressional colleagues or at the beach during strict shutdowns. He has yet to pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package as Americans continue to recover from the crisis. Rouda is also adamant in his support of the federal law that mimics California’s AB5, the jobs-killing legislation threatening paychecks during the pandemic.
View the original letter here.
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