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Congresswoman Judy Chu to Launch Legal Action Against GOP Assembly Candidate Matthew Lin
Congresswoman Judy Chu said she would begin legal action today against Republican Assembly candidate Matthew Lin after he rejected a call made by Chu and other California Democratic leaders to stop implying their endorsements in his campaign literature and other material.
Chu, a Democrat who has endorsed Democratic Assembly candidate Ed Chau in the race, said she would meet with her attorneys today to take steps to legally stop the Republican from using photos, quotations, and their names in his campaign materials.
Chu said her efforts are supported by other Democrats who are also outraged by Lin's use of their photos and names, including State Controller John Chiang, Assemblyman Mike Eng, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and former Congresswoman Hilda Solis.
Yesterday, Chu sent a "cease and desist" letter to Lin, asking that he voluntarily stop using the materials and apologize for their use. The Republican rejected that request, forcing Chu to seek legal means to address this issue.
"It's unfortunate that Republican Matthew Lin continues to try to deceive voters in a desperate attempt to appear to be bipartisan despite his right-wing agenda," said Chu. “Lin is a partisan Republican, which he is clearly trying to hide with this illegal use of the Names and photos of Democratic officials in his materials."
Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, along with other key Democratic leaders of the San Gabriel Valley are coming together to urge Matthew Lin, Republican candidate for the 49th assembly District, to stop using their names and pictures in his campaign mailers and Literature without consent or permission.
“I have not endorsed Matthew Lin. Ed Chau is the only candidate I am endorsing for the 49th Assembly District. I demand him to stop using my name and my picture to deceive the voters,” said Congresswoman Chu.
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