For Immediate Release:
Contact: Luis Vizcaino, 323-479-0181 or Luis@loretta.org
CA Reps. Janice Hahn and Lucille Roybal-Allard Respond to Possible Democratic Party Attacks Against Fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez
Santa Ana, CA – Today, Rep. Janice Hahn (D-44) and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-40) issued the following statement regarding a recent Los Angeles Times article on the spending by the California Democratic Party in support of Attorney General Kamala Harris against Rep. Loretta Sanchez. The article quoted a high-level Democratic Party staffer saying: “We’re going to do what we need to win,” and added, “We haven’t shied away from going negative in the past.”
Reps. Hahn and Roybal-Allard issued the following response:
“It is outrageous that the California Democratic Party has spent over half a million dollars to defeat Democrat Loretta Sanchez and is planning to spend more in the next few weeks when there are contested races against Republicans across the state.
“It is disturbing that a high-level Party staffer says they are open to attacking a fellow Democrat in this historic race.
“There is absolutely no justification to attack Loretta Sanchez when the Party itself has endorsed her in past elections and the U.S. Senate seat is guaranteed to remain Democratic.
“The California Democratic Party should welcome Loretta’s potential win and what it represents historically. If elected, Loretta would be the first Latina to serve in the U.S. Senate.
“Many who contributed to the state Party would not agree that their contribution would go to attack a fellow Democrat.”