Mike Levin and Paul Kerr have launched toxic attacks against other Democrats... and that's bad news if you want to turn the 49th blue
Mike Levin and Paul Kerr have gone negative in the race for the 49th district. They are attacking other Democrats in a very toxic way.
This behavior lowers the odds that a Democrat will get through the primary.
A toxic attack by one Democrat against another is a selfish move, one that benefits only the attacker at the expense of all of our hopes of flipping the 49th. Going negative is about pulling others down rather than lifting yourself up, which we can't afford in a jungle primary like this one.
In a California primary, Democrats are competing with each other for a slot on the final ballot but they are also on a team together. At least one Democrat must make it through the primary and that's not guaranteed. Democrats could split the vote and hand both spots on the November ballot to Republicans.
Democratic candidates should stay positive. Mike and Paul, make the case for why people should vote for you rather than tearing down your fellow Democrats. Lift yourselves up.
Stop the Blue-on-Blue attacks now! Let's not hand the 49th district to the Republicans because we are hurting our own candidates.
COLONEL APPLEGATE IS AHEAD IN THE POLLS
He is the key to avoiding a Democratic shut-out in November
Doug Applegate is the top Democrat in the race to replace Issa in CA-49. Doug has been the Democratic front-runner in all but one of the most reputable polls, and there have been seven of them between February and late May.
He's our best shot at getting a Democrat through this vicious jungle primary where four Democrats are splitting the vote. He is also the best candidate for the November election. Remember that Applegate came within 1,621 votes of beating Issa in 2016, a feat which was considered impossible because Issa was thought to be invulnerable.
The stakes are high. The top two vote-getters in this June election will be going onto the final ballot in November regardless of party. The odds that Democrats could get shut out are still frighteningly high. Republicans could claim the top two spots.
This primary could decide the November election before it even happens.
How do you avoid this grim fate? By voting for the Democratic front-runner: Doug Applegate.
DOUG APPLEGATE IS WITH US ON THE ISSUES
DOUG APPLEGATE IS A MAN OF PRINCIPLE
"He won't always do the easy thing, but he will do the right thing"
Voices of the 49th is committed to making sure that voters in the 49th congressional district have a meaningful choice in November... which means engaging, educating, informing, and influencing voters through the jungle primary in June so that a Democrat makes it on to the final ballot.