In the hours after Ro Khanna received news of a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 22 alleging his participation in a "modern-day Watergate" to illegally access Rep. Mike Honda's digital fundraising donor data, the Khanna's initial response was to protect Brian Parvizshahi, the young campaign manager at the center of the cyber scandal.
“He’s a 25 year-old young man who now, unfortunately because of Mike Honda, has to go out and get his own lawyer to defend himself against a baseless lawsuit,” said Khanna. Variations of the same quote was uttered to several other print and television reporters. The gist, Khanna often sprinkled in, was his fear Parvizshahi's nascent career in politics was being snuffed out by what is a politically-expedient lawsuit filed by Honda.
But as the San Francisco Chronicle reported, the response to Honda's lawsuit filed by Khanna's attorney's last week, appears to throw Parvizshahi under the bus, or, at minimum, tells the former campaign manager, "Sorry, kid, you're on your own."
"Khanna’s team didn’t do Parvizshahi any favors when they said in the legal papers that there was no conspiracy between Khanna and his former campaign manager and 'if Mr. Parvizshahi accessed these files he did so on his own, unilateral volition,'" the Chronicle reported.
Sandre Swanson's state Senate campaign has
raised $65,700 since the Sept. 24 deadline.
ALCO Democratic Party committee member Marlon
McWilson opposed setting precedent by rescinding a
Pleasanton ballot measure endorsement.
Castro Valley school board candidate Tojo Thomas
believes Alameda County Dems ignored him.
Voters in CA-17 almost certainly will not be seeing a
debate this election cycle between Honda and Khanna.