Some Democratic convention-goers last week
were given this unidentified anti-Khanna flyer.
CONGRESS | CA17 | Rep. Mike Honda’s campaign is making it crystal clear: We were not behind the anti-Khanna flyers seen at last weekend’s California Democratic Convention in San Jose.
The campaign repeated Wednesday statements it made Saturday night following the appearance of flyers depicting Khanna, a Democrat, as a puppet of the Republican Party.
During Khanna’s remarks to party delegates, he insinuated the flyers were Honda’s doing.
“Ro Khanna’s accusations are 100 percent false,” said Michael Beckendorf, Honda’s campaign manager. “Our campaign had nothing to do with these flyers. We did not produce or circulate them, though we are well aware of Ro Khanna’s ties with extreme Republican donors.
“Like the Republican donors on the flyer Ro is falsely accusing us of producing, Ro would rather distract, deceive and play political games than he would be straight with the voters. He’s taken money from Republican donors, he has sought their support and embraced Republican views. It’s no wonder he didn’t get the Democratic endorsement over the weekend.”
The offending campaign literature had no identifying mark as to its producer. One report this week asserted the flyer was printed at a union shop that once produced a Honda campaign piece for their 2014 race.