Candidate Scott Peters has been blanketing his expensive, slick fliers all over the 52nd Congressional District. Today, his latest flier arrived, and lo and behold – it’s a listing of media and press endorsements of the Scott Peters campaign – and includes the OB Rag. The flier intentionally makes it appear as if the OB Rag endorsed Scott Peters for Congress.
There is nothing further from the truth.
We at the OB Rag did NOT endorse Scott Peters – in fact, we endorsed Lori Saldaña in a staff vote of 9 to 2.
One member of our staff did wish to personally endorse Peters, and he wrote about it on our website. It a quote from that article that the Peters campaign used on their flier.
But with the OB Rag logo, along with the logos of other media, like CityBeat, the U-T San Diego, and the Tierra Times, the flier makes you think that the Rag endorsed Peters. Next to each media logo are the words: “Endorses Scott Peters“. The Rag logo and quote used are sandwiched between two other endorsements – which are on one side of the flier – but does not include the endorsing words. Yet, clearly the flier is meant to trick voters into believing that we did authorize him to use our logo and that we think people should vote for him.
We at the OB Rag condemn this trickery, this misrepresentation by the Scott Peters campaign – more misrepresentations in a campaign that has been getting uglier each day. Peters just reportedly lent his campaign $1.25 Million, money that could be spent on much better things than trying to beat out a fellow Democrat.