In an email sent out to their list, Gavin Newsom’s campaign manager Nick Clemons attacks Jerry Brown on the story that David Dayen broke over the weekend, Brown’s headlining of a Republican DA Mike Ramos Fundraiser.
We were astonished to learn from The San Bernardino Sun and Calitics.com that Attorney General Jerry Brown last week was the guest of honor at a fundraiser for San Bernardino District Attorney Mike Ramos, a right-wing Republican, that raised almost $100,000 for the DA’s re-election campaign.
In a real irony, this was the same week that Mayor Gavin Newsom headlined a fundraising event in Dallas for the Human Rights Campaign.
In his introductory remarks for Ramos, Brown called the Republican incumbent, “a real fighter.” But exactly whom has Ramos been fighting for?
Ramos has a “colorful” record, including an ongoing
investigation of his office “assistance of investigation” into other officeholders who accuse Ramos of bias by, um, the Attorney General. (This is the point that the SB Sun address.)It will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out with the Democratic primary electorate and the press.