DELONG VS. LOWENTHAL DIGITAL DUEL IN THE LB-OC CONGRESSIONAL RACEBy LBReport.com
LONG BEACH– Councilman Gary DeLong’s Congressional campaign on Monday issued a release blasting Sen. Alan Lowenthal campaign’s in connection with actions by a “tracker” following the Oct. 5 League of Women Voters candidate forum at CSULB.
A few hours later at mid-afternoon, the California Democratic Party released on YouTube.com video and audio of the encounter. These, along with statements DeLong’s campaign and subsequent response from Communications Director Tenoch Flores, are detailed on LBReport.com. An excerpt of DeLong’s campaign:
As reported in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Alan Lowenthal’s stalker was present at Friday’s debate. The stalker, referred to as a “tracker” in political circles, continued the Lowenthal campaign strategy of bullying and intimidation Friday night at the 47th District Candidates Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and California State University Long Beach.
The stalker violated the recording guidelines for the event set forth by the League of Women Voters. She continued video taping, even after she was notified by the League that both candidates had signed a form agreeing to the rules and that she was violating those rules, until the University Police arrived to deal with her.
“I asked her nicely several times to get the camera out of my face,” DeLong said. “When she refused to remove the camera from my face, I removed the camera and delivered it to a representative of the League of Women Voters so they could take appropriate action. I play by the rules and believe Alan Lowenthal should as well. Just because he lost the debate doesn’t mean he shouldn’t act in a more ethical manner.”