A new website link was sent to us that goes after former Sate Senator Joe Dunn. Done with Dunn isn’t a blog, but it’s a collection of actual hardcopy news articles chronicling Dunn’s firing from the California State Bar designed to inflict damage on Dunn’s bid for Congress in CD-46.
As far as sites go, it’s clunky and hard to use. But what makes it effective is actual news articles from well-known publications detailing Dunn’s firing and provides details from the state bar on why he was fired — many of which Dunn denies. Each post has a date of 2014 when some of the articles are from a few weeks ago. Additionally, the copyright on the page was published as 2023 — seven years from now. And there’s a two page article that’s out of order.
There’s not all that much to see, but what is posted will be tough for the Dunn campaign to address. This tactic was used in the web page AgranAudit.com to post depositions of those associated with the Great Park audit. Typically. most publications have a policy denying campaigns the right to use articles for political purposes without permission; its routinely ignored by campaigns and with a lack of a contact page, I doubt publications would invest the time and money to ask for a “take down” of the stories.
The GoDaddy WHOIS page shows the Domain was registered by Proxy so its impossible to tell who developed the site.
Meanwhile, our friends over at Orange Juice are losing their minds over the common practice of campaign walkers dropping off literature of those they support for other offices. Walkers for the Lou Correa campaign inserted a Loretta Sanchez for Senate flyer along with a notation on a separate sheet of paper that was all stapled together (so the paper wouldn’t make a mess). OJ’s Vern Nelson thought it was Lou suggesting he’s endorsed by Loretta (she’s neutral for the entire race).
Paul Lucas, the only candidate for DPOC Central Committee is AD-68 you shouldn’t vote for, suggested the DPOC censure Lou for committing fraud of some sort. There isn’t another DPOC meeting before Primary Day, and there are lots of other races and lots of other candidates who do the same thing. The post strikes me as panic on the part of OJ’s Dunn for Congress team, blowing a common practice out of proportion.
Because I don’t know, I’ll ask: Are Dunn’s campaign walkers adding Loretta, or Sharon, or Sukhee, or Josh literature in their door to doors? Feel free to let me know in the comments.