State Senate candidate Richard Katz has stopped printing campaign brochures listing four community leaders as supporters though they have denied endorsing him.
Katz is in a tight Democratic primary race with City Councilman Richard Alarcon to replace Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Los Angeles), who is being forced out due to term limits.
The campaign has become increasingly bitter as Tuesday's election draws near.
The latest controversy surrounds a brochure that the Katz campaign has distributed to about 10,000 people. The brochure lists nearly 300 officials, organizations and neighborhood leaders who endorse Katz.
But four community leaders whose names appear on the brochure said they never endorsed Katz. City Charter panel member Dennis Zine, Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce President Dennis O'Sullivan and Jose DeSosa, former president of the NAACP's Valley branch, and his wife, Juanita, have all written to Katz stating they want their names removed from the brochure because they have not endorsed him.