Representative Mimi Walters, a conservative Republican, is executing a robust re-election campaign, due to the challenge to her re-election being mounted by Mission Viejo Councilman Greg Raths, also a conservative Republican.
Her most recent mailer takes aim at the epidemic of political correctness that infected academia, the non-profit community groups and the Obama Administration:
Raths has sent out this positive mailer…
And this odd hit piece attacking Walters for supposedly being a “Boehner Republican”…
This is an example of spending living too long within a Tea Party bubble: thinking there is a critical mass of GOP voters for whom the mere mention of former House Speaker John Boehner will compel them to vote against any candidate who is any way associated with him.
The Walters campaign sent out a mailer quoting Raths’ praise of Bill Clinton from Raths’ own autobiography; the Mission Viejo councilman attacks Walters for being elected to a leadership posititon by her House peers during Boehner’s speakership. Which is the more effective attack in the heavily Republican 45th Congressional District.
Walters is easily out-mailing Raths by a ratio of 5 or 6 to 1. It is nearly impossible to conceive a scenario in which she loses – which gets to the heart of GOP leadership and rank-and-file angst over Raths’ candidacy: the only concrete thing he is achieving is preventing Walters from raising money to help other House GOP candidates in a year when they’ll need all the assistance they can get.