Arnold was not Maldonado’s special guest
July 2, 2012
Republican Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado was enticing supporters to attend a Friday fundraiser in Pismo Beach with the promise of a “special guest,” prompting his Democratic opponent, incumbent Rep. Lois Capps, to report the surprise guest was likely former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. [SanFranciscoChronicle]
On Friday afternoon, Capps’ campaign sent out an email asking, “Why is Maldonado keeping this person secret just like his tax returns? If we had to guess it must be his biggest fan.”
Maldonado’s campaign jabbed back at its mistaken opponent.
“Whether it’s with our constituents health care plans or in this case, a district event, it seems that Lois Capps has a habit of taking ‘big gambles’ and losing,” a Maldonado campaign spokesman told the Chronicle. “The special guest at tonight’s event is an fact an immigrant, but he’s not from Austria, he’s from Lebanon – it’s Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.
“It might be a better use of her time if Congresswoman Capps spent less time worrying about who’s supporting Abel Maldonado and more time reading bills before passing them, rather than passing them so the American people can find out what’s in them.”