The Non-Partisan Candidate Evaluation Council slate is one of the most venerable of the now-multitudinous slate mailers in California.
This election, Mike McGill bought the spot for the 67th AD primary, and lists an endorsement from Senator Tom McClintock.
Unfortunately for voters receiving this slate, that information is erroneous.
According to the Silva campaign, they contacted McClintock's office, which verified that McClintock has no endorsed Mike McGill. Senator Dick Ackerman apparently also spoke to McClintock about the alleged endorsement, and McClintock reiterated that he has not endorsed McGill. In fact. Tom McClintock has not endorsed any candidate in this race.
It's too late for this revelation to have much, if any, impact on the outcome of the race, but it's worthwhile to report it for the benefit of any 67th AD readers whose vote is influenced by this non-existent endorsement. This reflects badly on a great, old slate.
UPDATE: I just heard from McGill consultant Joe Giardiello on this matter:
Can you please update your blog to correctly reflect the McGill slate situation. It was a mistake by the slate and not the McGIll campaign. The text they used was for another candidate.
Here is the text I sent to them:
End Illegal Immigration – Supported by Minuteman Project – Protect Prop. 13 – Endorsed by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, National Tax-Limitation Committee and California Republican Assembly. Retired U.S. Marine, Councilman and small businessowner.
As McClintock's district director I can assure you that I would never do anything like falsely claim his endorsement. He'd have my ---- if he even suspected I did it on purpose. Thanks.