OC Dems vow to fight a clean fight.

The Democratic Party of Orange County passed a resolution last week that called for Democratic candidates to refrain from negative campaigning in the primary.

The Republicans could have used something like this—Tom Harman is just pulling himself out of the bloodbath that was created in the primary fight between him and Diane Harkey.

This resolution was created and directed at the 34th State Senate Primary where Suprevisor Lou Correa and Assemblyman Tom Umberg are running in a close, well-funded race. Umberg has already brought Correa to court, and hopefully the Party’s resolution will cut out some of the viciousness.

Speaking to members of the Democratic Party Central Committee before the vote, Chris Prevatt said; “It is fine for us to support different candidates in a Primary contest, but what unites the Democrats in Orange County is that we do not approve of the negative personal attacks that have recently dominated close primary races for both the Republican and Democratic parties. This resolution sends a strong message to the candidates in the Democratic Party that we do not approve of such tactics in our Primary contests.”

[OC Register]

  2 comments for “OC Dems vow to fight a clean fight.

  1. May 3, 2006 at 7:46 am

    I am torn about clean fights. How does one expect to win fighting honarably, when the Republicans ala Rove have taken the fight to the gutter?
    I remember an interview on NPR of a Republican operative that said if they blitz the media with a FALSE advertisement it takes the opposition too long to discredit all the claims and the false message sticks. It seems that the Far-Right benefited too much from all the dirty tricks. What to do?

  2. May 3, 2006 at 9:57 am

    good point…but I think we need to take a stand. We need to unify.

    Fighting dirty is only going to help our Republican opponents.

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