There was a poll recently by the Maldonado campaign showing a dead heat and an earlier poll or claim of a poll by Capps showing a big lead. I'm a little concerned that something is going wrong here.
During football, it seems like all of the local commercials are first from the Maldo campaign, and then from Capps. Oddly, Maldo's campaign ads have him claiming "Wall street bailouts cost taxpayers billions while bankers get paid millions. Now when I'm in Washington." Well, that's bullshit. TARP (the Bush bailout) made money and Maldo and his Republican buddies aren't going to do shit about the bankers making millions. He never says he's a Republican in the ad. It's a strangely 2010-style ad.
Then comes the Capps ad. The campaign has apparently "gone negative" in that it accuses Maldo of having made some tax dodges and then slams him for being the decisive vote in Sacramento for the Schwarzenegger budget saying this was a huge tax increase. (Which cost him with his party, big time.)
Why is Maldo running like a Democrat? Why is Capps trying to sound like an antitax Republican? What has the Capps campaign heard that made them feel like they needed to go negative?
I knock on doors for Congresswoman Capps. She is a reliable liberal vote and takes care of her constituency. We want to put her back in there. But reading these tea leaves makes me nervous.