Will Robert Ahn’s controversial mailers return for the congressional runoff?

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The political mailers Robert Lee Ahn sent out when he campaigned in the 34th Congressional District primary drew complaints and some pretty choice comments.  Some voters said the mailers sent during the 34th Congressional District primary campaign looked like they might be legal notices – mentioning “Attorney at Law” or “URGENT MESSAGE” or “New Polling Place Information” or “Jury Duty.”  Now that Ahn is campaigning in the runoff election against Jimmy Gomez,  the The L.A. Times asks if voters will once again see these kinds of mailers in their mail boxes?

While some voters found the fliers irritating, Joe Huser, a former campaign strategist, told the Times he found them shrewd and . Meanwhile, Ahn’s campaign defended the mailers and declined to say whether they would be sending out similar material in advance of the June 6 runoff.

One thing we do know: Mailers have been a huge part of Ahn’s campaign expenditures, according to The Times. They accounted for more than half the money he spent in the primaries.

The 34th Congressional District  includes Boyle Heights, City Terrace, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Northeast L.A., southern Echo Park and other communities

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  1. In a crowded field, his constant letters got my attention… and convinced me I would never vote for this guy.

  2. If you want to put those annoying glossy card election mailers that we’ve been bombarded with to good use, here is a suggestion: they make excellent debris sweepers. Just tear them in half and when you have a quick mess to pick up, like dropped coffee grinds on the kitchen floor, use these little buggers to sweep it all up. Beats dragging out the broom and dustbin, plus there is some satisfaction in cleaning up disgusting stuff off the floor with the face of a candidate or proposition you dislike. I haven’t found a useful purpose for the potholders though. They look pretty flimsy to be dragging out a pot roast from the oven. If anyone has a helpful hint, please let me know.

    • haha great idea! I’m always looking for scrap paper of that weight to help efficiently scoop my cats’ vomit. I’ll save a nice little stack of those campaign flyers for this purpose now. I also think that will be the extent of this candidate’s service to the community.

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