FULLERTON — The campaign for the 39th Congressional District took an ugly turn Saturday when Democratic candidate Jay Chen’s Fullerton headquarters was vandalized.
According to Deputy Campaign Manager Tim Bell, at approximately 2:10 a.m., vandals tore down signs and placards outside of the office, and sped away in a car when staff came out to investigate.
“We will not be deterred by these efforts to suppress our voice. Change is on its way to Fullerton and the rest of the 39th Congressional District, and these petty attacks only affirm our mission,” said Bell.
Bell was also referring to the first negative mail attack against Chen by the Republican incumbent, Ed Royce.
Chen’s campaign called the ad “a rehash of false and debunked claims against President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In it, the Royce campaign claimed that Chen wanted to rob Medicare of $716 billion and wished to tax wheelchairs and other medical devices. He does not cite any actual instances of Chen making these statements.”
“I am amused that Royce has to resort to putting words in my mouth,” said Chen.