If there was any question which candidate is of most immediate concern to Democrats in the 26th Congressional District, it has been answered on the website of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
In the section highlighting key races in California, it cites the 26th and promises that a research book on Republican Tony Strickland will be posted in May. With independent Linda Parks, however, the Democrats are in a bigger hurry to go on the attack.
The DCCC posts an 80-page report on Parks (that's what you get when you click on the link to download the spreadsheet). It lists her voting history, her back-and-forth party affiliations, the properties she's owned, her mortgages, her husband's employment and salary, lawsuits in which she was named as a defendant (mostly along with fellow Thousand Oaks City Council members or fellow supervisors), and on and on and on.
Parks wasn't kidding, apparently, when she told me a few months back that the DCCC had submitted public records requests to the county asking for everything "except my weight and shoe size."
It remains to be seen whether the congressional Democrats have uncovered anything of substance that could be effectively used against Parks in campaign material. But if you ever wondered why some people are reluctant to run for public office out of fear that every aspect of their lives would become subject to scrutiny, this 80-page report demonstrates the validity of that concern.