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GOP Senate candidate sued by conservative mailing house

October 2, 2012 |  2:39 pm

EmkenA conservative slate mailing company is suing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Emken for fraud and breach of contract.

Emken is the GOP standard-bearer this fall against Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

The suit, filed by Irvine-based Landslide Communications, which sends out millions of pieces of political mail, mostly aimed at conservative voters every year, alleges that Emken improperly repaid a personal loan she made to her campaign before paying the mailing house the $65,000 they say she owes them.

The mailing house says they sent out more than 5.5 million pieces of mail touting Emken’s candidacy, but were only paid $45,000 of the $110,000 Emken’s campaign agreed to pay.

The suit was first reported by the conservative FlashReport blog.

Emken, a former IBM employee and political newcomer, trails the four-term Democratic incumbent by wide margins in public opinion polls.


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Photo: GOP Senate candidate Elizabeth Emken is being sued by a conservative mailing house, which claims her campaign owes $65,000 for millions of mailers sent on the candidate's behalf. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times