SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Something stinks in Orange County. It's an attack ad mailed by Republican Congressional candidate Van Tran that paints a picture of incumbent Democratic lawmaker Loretta Sanchez as an insider politician. Tran's campaign manager George Andrews told the Orange County Register the mailer looks like a perfume ad and features a scratch-and-sniff patch that is supposed to smell like trash.
The ad says: "It's the stench of Washington."
Sanchez's campaign manager Caroline Hogan said the mailer is a gimmick in poor taste and the congresswoman has been campaigning on issues of importance to local families.
Sanchez is facing the first serious challenge to her seat since she was elected in 1996.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com