Republican Candidate, Paul Chabot, California's 31st Congressional District has been attacked by a Democrat funded "republican" running against him who is behind a shocking and disgraceful campaign mailer.
The mailer depicts Navy LT Commander Chabot, who is an Iraq War Veteran, as having missed votes while serving as a State Parole Board Commissioner, and then voting to abstain on rulings in five cases.
Chabot's Senior Strategist John Thomas stated, "The truth of the matter is that Navy LT Commander Chabot was serving in Iraq with Special Operation Forces and was on a leave of absence from the parole board. When Chabot returned from Iraq, he was under months of medical care in military hospitals and delayed care in the VA. Afterwards Chabot was re-appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as Commissioner to the California State Parole Board and Chabot rightfully abstained from voting on cases which he had no knowledge of because of his absence recovering in military hospitals."
Thomas continued, "These attack ads by Sean Flynn are absolutely shocking and repulsive. While Flynn was sharpening pencils as a Berkeley college professor, Chabot was in Iraq fighting terrorists. Flynn's attack on a Veteran is the last straw. He must apologize to LT Commander Chabot, mail all voters telling the truth, and drop out of this race. Flynn's disgusting attack is a direct smear on all those who put their lives on the line to defend our Nation. Flynn has reached a new low in dirty campaigning."