Aloha Lungren: New ad exposes Lungren’s exploitation of ethics loophole
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2010
Contact: Lucinda Guinn
New ad exposes Lungren's exploitation of ethics loophole, took lobbyist funded trip to Hawaii
ELK GROVE, CA -- Today Bera for Congress unveiled a new ad exposing Dan Lungren’s exploitation of an ethics loophole to take a free, first class trip to Hawaii, courtesy of aviation lobbyists. Lungren was one of the first Representatives to find and exploit this loophole in newly passed ethics laws. At a time when middle class Californians are struggling, it’s clear that Dan Lungren is looking out for only one person: Dan Lungren.
“This is a pattern of behavior with Lungren -- ignoring the rules and looking out for himself,” said Lucinda Guinn, Bera for Congress campaign manager. “From voting himself pay raises, to spiking his own pension, to lobbyist-funded-luxury trips, Lungren has shown northern Californians over and over again that he’s not fighting for the kind of change we need.”
Earlier this year the Bera Campaign released LoopholeLungren.com, highlighting Lungren’s trip to Hawaii and detailing the copious amount of money Lungren has accepted from corporate special interests and lobbyists. This new ad will be accompanied by a substantial online advertising campaign, further driving internet traffic to LoopholeLungren.com.
WATCH THE AD HERE
Exploiting this ethics loophole is only one example of Lungren's self-serving behavior. "While California families are struggling, Dan Lungren voted against extending unemployment benefits and against equal pay for equal work," said Guinn. "On the other hand, Lungren has no problem accepting fancy trips and hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporate special interests, and then doing their bidding in Congress."