Using a common dirty campaign tactic of filing a fake complaint with the District Attorney’s office and then claiming an “investigation” in order to smear his opponent, Luis Lopez has sunk to criminal lows.
Lopez had a listed endorser file a false complaint with the District Attorney’s office regarding Gomez’s residency in order to create confusion and controversy. The complaint challenges Jimmy Gomez’s residency.
This is ironic, since Gomez has lived in the 51st District more than a year longer than Lopez. Lopez moved into the district and registered on the last day legally allowable to make him eligible for office, and has only been registered to vote in Los Angeles since 2008.
This is the type of smear I would expect from a Republican. Jimmy Gomez has lived in Los Angeles since 1996, except for brief times spent at Harvard, in Washington D.C. and to care for his dying father.
But what more can you expect from a candidate willing to lie about not only his opponent’s residency but also try to pilfer the endorsement of the Democratic Party?
Lopez recently sent a mailer to district voters asserting he was the “only democrat” in the race. This, too, is false. Jimmy Gomez is the officially endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party.
Eric Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, said, regarding this mailer:, “the Democratic Party endorses only one candidate in this race, Jimmy Gomez. Claims of an endorsement by any other candidate are false. The Democratic Party has been fighting this kind of false and deceptive behavior for many years. It misleads voters and is wrong.”
Luis Lopez will do anything to get elected, even manipulate the law and lie about the Democratic Party. He is unqualified for office, and apparently knows that himself if he feels the need to stoop to this level.