Chamber of Commerce Ad Touts Villines’ Business Stance
On Wednesday, the California Chamber of Commerce launched a $2 million television advertisement praising Assembly member Mike Villines (R-Clovis) -- who is campaigning for the state insurance commissioner post -- for supporting issues promulgated by the chamber. The ad does not specifically mention his campaign and therefore does not have to disclose who funded the advertisement. Villines' opponent in the race, Assembly member Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), says the ad is misleading.
- "CalChamber Launches 'Issue Ad' Praising Mike Villines" (Van Oot, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 9/9).
- "Chamber Pours Millions Into Insurance Commissioner's Race" (Lifsher, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 9/9).