Senate candidate sued

Feinstein opponent visits Chico, gets sued

Elizabeth Emken, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who visited Chico on Sunday, Sept 30, is getting sued by a slate mailing company for alleged fraud and breach of contract, according to a story in the L.A. Times. Emken, who is running against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is accused of repaying a personal loan to her campaign before paying Landslide Communications the $65,000 she reportedly still owes for the 5.5 million mailers that have been sent to voters.

The Irvine-based company operates on behalf of conservative candidates and targets conservative voters with millions of political mailers every election year. Emken, a former IBM employee, autism advocate (her grown son has the disorder) and resident of Danville, is currently trailing Feinstein 57 percent to 31 percent. She visited Chico’s Veterans Memorial Hall at an event hosted by the Butte County Republican Party and Republican Women Federated from Chico, Oroville, Paradise and Orland.