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Downtown News: Martinez pollsters asking "really ugly questions"

Jon Regardie, the executive editor of the Downtown News, reports some highly suspect tactics from Rudy Martinez's pollsters:

They asked if I am concerned that Huizar was the target of a federal investigation for taking thousands of dollars from nonprofits (say what?!), a scenario that ultimately led to jail time for a labor leader. They asked about lists his office made ranking people in the district based on their influence, and that he “withheld city services” from low rankers and then, egads (my word), had city inspectors harass them, “a clear abuse of power” (questioner’s words). They wanted to know my thoughts on his supposedly spending $40,000 in taxpayer money on restaurants, bars and clubs, to which my response is, well, if a guy with four young children and a crazily demanding City Council job can actually do tequila shooters and dance till 3 a.m. at a party where Daft Punk is spinning, then more power to him.

Then they got to the really ugly questions, which I won’t go into, because I already feel dirty enough having written about the above.
That's just the way I feel when I read MayorSam. We have received a report of a similar style of canvassing from incumbent Tamar Galatzan's campaign for school board in the West Valley against Louis Pugliese. The two campaigns are run by consultant Eric Hacopian.