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JOE JANIS, San Clemente

Two weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the editor about negative ads, warning candidates that if they become front-runners, special interest groups will be out to discredit them.  Sure enough, the negative ads have been delivered. 

I am sure most of you have received these pathetic mailers during the past week. So far, three strong candidates have been targeted by special interest groups: Tyler Boden, Gene James and Chris Duncan.  A few more top contenders may be added to their hit list. 

I hope all of our residents can see through this very expensive propaganda. Atlas, an out-of-town political action committee, is spending tons of money to attack front-runners and convince you to vote for their candidates: Steve Knoblock and Aaron Washington.

I do not personally know Aaron or Steve, and I have nothing negative to say about them, but this is a giant red flag, folks. 

Political action committees spend this kind of money only to influence future votes of future councilmembers. Does anyone think this out-of-town PAC has our best interest in mind? 

Throw those flyers away, and in this election, let’s convince them that they are wasting their money in San Clemente.

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