Pastor drops first mailer, Ly stays positive, independent committee supporting Singh-Allen goes negative; Singh-Allen airs commercial

Yesterday and today, registered voters in Elk Grove were treated to mailer pieces from either each of the mayoral candidates or committees supporting another.

Today, dark horse candidate Brian Pastor distributed his first half-page glossy mailer promoting his candidacy, While Pastor is regarded as a long-shot in the race that has most of its attention focused on the rivalry between Mayor Steve Ly and Bobbie Singh-Allen, he could nonetheless drain votes from either candidate given he has opposed to the proposed location of the controversial California Northstate University hospital.

In his mailer, Ly has focused on the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Ly mentions his position of supporting a moratorium on renters evictions.  

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When the eviction matter was first brought to the Elk Grove City Council in March, Ly was the only councilmember who voted in favor of the moratorium. As he has done in his history of mailers, Ly does not mention opponents or convey negative information.

While the Singh-Allen campaign did not have a mailer, the independent expenditure from the National Association of Realtors Fund distributed a negative piece against Ly. The mailer focused on the allegations against Ly that he bullied three women elected officeholders in Elk Grove, one of whom is Singh-Allen.

Independent of that, this evening Singh-Allen aired a local TV commercial which was seen on CNN's Don Lemon show. See video below. 

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Atticus Finch said...

I'm no fan of Ly, but in this country, like it or not, there is still a presumption of innocence. At this juncture, the attack ads against Ly by BSA and her cohorts are based on unproven and unsubstantiated allegation. Even council's referral for the matter to be reviewed by the Grand Jury is simply a punt for political purposes. I'd be surprised if the Grand Jury takes up her claims. By taking the low road, BSA has signaled she is no different than your typical average politician who will do and say most anything to get elected. Don't be fooled by the glossy mailers. As soon as I get them in the mail, I toss them straight in the trash.

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