Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice-Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement regarding deceptive images circulating online in the West Hollywood City Council race:
“Recent images circulating online appear to show a mailer stating that City Council candidate Lauren Meister has been endorsed by the Democratic Party. This statement is false. The Los Angeles County Democratic Party has officially endorsed Joe Gaurdarrama, John Heilman, and Lindsey Horvath.
“Endorsement by the LACDP carries significant weight and nobody should lie or mislead voters regarding the Democratic Party’s endorsement. It appears that someone is deliberately deceiving the voters of West Hollywood in a desperate attempt to turn the tide in Meister’s favor.
“We demand that all such fabrications of images implying any false stances or endorsements of the Democratic Party cease and desist immediately .”
For more information and a full list of LACDP endorsements, please visit www.lacdp.org/endorsements.