Secretary of State reports Janice Hahn Drops 'Los Angeles' from her Official Ballot Designation -- Huey for Congress asks what is she afraid of?

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The Secretary of State's office has notified the Craig Huey campaign that Janice Hahn has changed her ballot designation for the run-off election from "Los Angeles City Councilwoman" to "local city councilwoman." The Los Angeles Times also covered the story. Voters in the run-off election will not see the words "Los Angeles" next to Hahn's name. Huey for Congress asks, what about Los Angeles City and her record there is Hahn afraid of?

The Secretary of State's office has notified the Craig Huey campaign that Janice Hahn has changed her ballot designation for the run-off election from "Los Angeles City Councilwoman" to "local city councilwoman." The Los Angeles Times also covered the story. Voters in the run-off election will not see the words "Los Angeles" next to Hahn's name. Huey for Congress asks, what about Los Angeles City and her record there is Hahn afraid of?

"Apparently Janice Hahn has so little regard for the voters of the 36th district that she believes she can fool them into thinking she is not a well known Los Angeles City politician," said Huey consultant Dave Gilliard. "Of course, in light of the Gold Card ticket-fixing scandal, fiscal meltdowns and gang and crime problems, it is easy to see why Hahn would not want voters to be reminded of her record in her city."

Candidates for office are allowed to choose their own ballot designations, within certain legal parameters. While legal, it is extremely rare for a candidate to switch ballot designations between races.

"Janice Hahn is insulting voters in the 60% of the district not inside LA by thinking she can fool them, and she is insulting the 40% of voters inside her city of LA by trying to run away from them," said Gilliard.

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