New anti-HBJ Hit Piece Shows Ties to GOP
These scans of a recent mailer were sent by an avid reader last night...thanks much for the scans and most of the text below. -- Sara
The "California Citizens for Ethics in Government” sent out this mailer which many Ventura County residents received yesterday. This new PAC has the same phone number as the Republican Party’s lawyer. They pretend it’s a real ethical research outfit and it’s the Republicans’ lawyer!!!!
They are telling us they “investigated” the charges and “Tony Strickland’s record is far more independent.” The PAC showed that it is funded by Indian tribes and Republicans in a late expenditure report.
This is the same lawyer who just issued a threatening letter with unspecified charges to the VCDCC and Vote Blue over voter fraud and it’s the same one who handled the VCRCC’s “membership mailer” case a year and a half ago.
A search at Call-Access shows the committee has the same phone number as:
Charles H. Bell, Jr.
Bell McAndrews & Hiltachk LLP
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 801
Sacramento, CA 95814
They also haven't filed any forms for this election:
FILER ID: 1311427
SUMMARY INFORMATION - CALIFORNIA CITIZENS FOR ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT (ID# 1311427)
CURRENT STATUS ACTIVE
This committee has not electronically filed a Form 460/461/450 for this election cycle. For further information, click on prior year displays to see if historical filings are available. Also check for late contribution filings if a major filing deadline has not yet occurred for this election cycle.
Note: It turns out they filed a late report -- funded by the above mentioned Republicans and Indian Tribes. I guess I missed it the first time I checked. Still, you would have to really search to find the money trail.