Schubert Targets Democratic Voters With Mailer Touting Steinberg, Cooper Endorsements

May 18, 2018 | 

In what could be characterized as a reaction to the closeness of the race for the Sacramento County District Attorney's office, incumbent Ann Marie Schubert has sent a mailer featuring endorsements aimed at registered Democratic voters.

The mailer, which was received by some registered Democratic voters in Sacramento County yesterday, prominently featured endorsement by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and 9th District California Assembly Member Jim Cooper. Both Steinberg and Cooper are Democratic party members.

Although the District Attorney's office is non-partisan, Schubert has long been aligned with the Republican party. While endorsements from politicians across party lines are common, what makes this mailer particular interesting is who is not listed as having endorsed Schubert.

Photos of Cooper and Steinberg are prominently featured, and most of the Sacramento City Council Members - all Democrats, are listed as having endorsed Schubert. Also listed are the three Democratic Sacramento County Supervisors - Patrick Kennedy, Don Nottoli, and Phil Serna.

What is missing are the two Republican Supervisors - Susan Peters, and Sue Frost - as well as Republican Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. All three, are listed as endorsements on Schubert's campaign website.

For good measure, the mailer also notes her endorsement from the Sacramento Bee, which many views as editorially liberal. Not surprisingly, the piece notes Schubert's role in the arrest of the East Area/Rapist suspect.

Schubert is seeking a second term and is being challenged by Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Noah Phillips. With only two candidates in the race, the winner will be determined in the June 5 primary.

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