Going negative in a political campaign might mean a few things — it’s logical for a candidate who may be losing ground and needs to just dig his opponent with facts or past history that’s uncomplimentary. Unknowns use the technique to gain attention and notice when their opponents are better known and recognizable from previous exposure in the media. Or a candidate might just be unscrupulous.
In the 74th Assembly District race, to be fair, Emanuel Patrascu started the cycle by correctly pointing out that his opponent, former Newport Beach Mayor and Lincoln Club Boardmember Keith Curry was trying to shoo the beach fire rings out of NB and keep the undesirables away from the shore-front properties of his city’s very wealthy land and boat owners around Balboa Island and Newport Bay. Despite the battle he started against the fire rings, Curry’s online “Issues” page still states: Continue reading