September 28, 1990 |
Republican state attorney general candidate Dan Lungren was sued Thursday for $10 million by a San Francisco businessman who claims he was libeled in a recent Lungren TV campaign ad. The ad, which aired on TV and radio stations across the state, criticized Lungren's Democratic foe, San Francisco Dist. Atty. Arlo Smith, for accepting a plea bargain from onetime campaign contributor Donald Werby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1990
Republican candidate Dan Lungren kicked off the race for state attorney general with a controversial ad campaign that is murky and exploitative. The radio and TV commercials accuse Lungren's Democratic opponent, San Francisco Dist. Atty. Arlo Smith, of going soft on crime by accepting a plea bargain in a rape and drug case involving wealthy businessman Donald E. Werby. The commercials, which on radio sound like a news report, are misleading in their omission of some key facts.
August 28, 1990 |
The race: Attorney general. Whose ad? Republican Dan Lungren. The 30-second spot scores Democratic candidate Arlo Smith, the district attorney in San Francisco, for allowing businessman Donald E. Werby to plead guilty to four misdemeanors after being indicted on 22 felony drug, sex and bribery counts.
August 28, 1990 |
Republican state attorney general candidate Dan Lungren has gone on the offensive in his first TV campaign ad, blasting Democrat Arlo Smith for accepting a plea bargain that resulted in no jail time for an influential San Francisco businessman who had initially been charged with statutory rape, supplying cocaine to minors and attempting to bribe a witness. Unveiling his ad at a Los Angeles press conference Monday, Lungren said the July sentencing of Donald E.