If you're a registered Republican living in the city of Los Angeles, you may be the victim of a nasty political dirty trick.
It's a deceptive political mailing bearing the words, "The Continuing Republican Revolution," and it has landed in the mailboxes of L.A. Republicans this week.
It appears to be a list of official endorsements from the Republican Party, but in fact, it's a paid advertisement from liberal Democrats. If you look closely, you'll see a little star next to the candidates' names, which indicates that they paid a fee to have their names listed there.
Don't be fooled. The Republican Party has endorsed Kevin James for mayor of Los Angeles. The postcard is a clever consultant's trick to make you think the Republican Party is backing a liberal Democrat with a well-known name.
This advertisement, known as a "slate mailer," is so deceptive and misleading that if it was an ad for a toaster, the Federal Trade Commission would open an investigation.
Disregard this dishonest piece of false advertising. The Republican Party has not sent out "slate mailers." The Republican Party backs Kevin James for mayor.
You can find the genuine Republican Party voter guide on the party's website, www.lagop.org, under "Candidates."
Susan Shelley was a Republican candidate for Congress in the June 2012 primary.