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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is celebrating a landmark in gay and lesbian rights — the decade since Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin first said their vows in San Francisco’s City Hall, marking the start of the “Winter of Love” that fueled the national movement toward marriage equality.
To say some political campaigns are deceitful is like saying the grass is green, the sun is hot and the Denver Broncos lost. That said, what San Diego is witnessing from the Lincoln Club of San Diego County this election season may well be shattering records for dastardliness.
The organizations and the Courage Campaign have said a recent mailer sent out by the conservative-leaning Lincoln Club is using subtle images of mayoral candidate City Councilman David Alvarez to suggest that he is a gang member.
Composer Stephen Schwartz joins Courage Campaign in urging people to ditch the Olympic sponsor, telling THR it should have spoken out against the policy: "I don't see any difference between what the Russians did in their laws and what Hitler did with his laws."
A negative campaign mailer criticizing mayoral candidate David Alvarez is drawing attention not for what it says but for how it makes him look. The pro-business Lincoln Club through its campaign committee paid for the piece that depicts Alvarez, who would be the city's first elected Latino mayor, holding a wad of cash in a manner that some say is similar to a gang gesture.
Darrell Issa has established a reputation for publicizing potentially sensitive government documents — in May 2011 he leaked documents that had been placed under court seal in his Fast and Furious investigation into a botched undercover operation that allowed drug cartels to smuggle weapons into Mexico.
California Democrats say that a website run by the states’ Republican Assembly caucus is misleading, but there are no plans to shut it down, a caucus spokesperson said.


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