Members of the San Luis Obispo County Republican Party contend Adam Hill’s campaign is trying to influence the vote by sending out phony mailers in an attempt to give the false impression Hill has the Republican Party endorsement.
An advertising firm paid by Hill sent out the slate mailers titled “Attention Republicans: Election Day Voting Guide” to registered Republicans in the 3rd supervisor’s district. Along with a group of Republican candidates the mailer urges Republicans to vote for Adam Hill for District 3 supervisor.
“The mailer is a clear example of deceptive politics,” said Christopher Arend, a members of the San Luis Obispo County Republican Party.“Most voters are too busy to give mailers more than a quick look, and this mailer uses this to create an impression that it has been issued by a Republican organization.”
There are two candidates vying for the non-partisan District 3 supervisor seat and members of the SLO County Republican Party have endorsed Hill’s opponent, Pismo Beach Councilman Ed Waage.
The Democratic Central Committee has endorsed Hill, who is actually a Democrat.
“The only thing this mailer tells us about Adam Hill is that he has stooped to paying a professional political marketer to deceive the Republicans in his district,” Arend said.“Once again, Adam Hill demonstrates the type of behavior that gives politics a bad name.”