I like Linda Parks. I think she has been a decent County Supervisor. I don't like her new ad. I know she is trying to introduce herself to more voters but I want her to discuss other issues besides her new independence from a political party.
Her Campaign for Congress has been devoid of issues beyond claiming to be a moderate and an independent. I want to know where she stands on issues. I understand she isn't a member of a party anymore but I don't know how she would vote in Congress.
But she could be running a brilliant strategy for this new top two primary where Democrats have been dividing their support behind multiple candidates.
I don't like her new ad.
Is she really not going to caucus with a party? If she doesn't join a party caucus she won't be on any committees. How effective of a legislator can someone be if they aren't on a committee?
Her new ad is on television which is something I haven't seen much of from other candidates. This add had 12,409 when I checked. That is massive for a Ventura County online ad. She is attracting far more attention than the other candidates.
Check out where many of the online views are coming from:
Democrats have been paying attention to her but I am not convinced they have a plan to stop her.
If Democrats want a candidate in the top two then Julia Brownley is going to need to run a great campaign.