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South Gate Ca Elections 2000

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November 4, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, South Gate is a quiet, working-class town in south Los Angeles County that was once known as the home of General Motors and Firestone Rubber and Tire. But 20 years after those plants closed, South Gate is gaining a reputation as the home of some of the region's ugliest mudslinging political campaigns. Last year, thousands of South Gate voters received anonymous mailers that falsely accused one candidate of being a child molester and another of being a drunk driver. Both lost.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, South Gate is a quiet, working-class town in south Los Angeles County that was once known as the home of General Motors and Firestone Rubber and Tire. But 20 years after those plants closed, South Gate is gaining a reputation as the home of some of the region's ugliest mudslinging political campaigns. Last year, thousands of South Gate voters received anonymous mailers that falsely accused one candidate of being a child molester and another of being a drunk driver. Both lost.
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