GOP Senate candidate sued by conservative mailing house
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.
-- Anthony York in Sacramento
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