Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez received the endorsement of the California Democratic Party in a vote by local party delegates over the weekend, and his opponents are not happy about it.
Several of the candidates competing against Gomez in the 34th Congressional District issued a joint statement Monday alleging "dirty tricks" by state party operatives.
"What the Democratic political establishment is telling us is, 'We know best. We know what's best for the people of Los Angeles. No debate, no discussion needed here,'" read the joint statement signed by Vanessa Aramayo, Arturo Carmona, Wendy Carrillo, Ricardo De La Fuente, Raymond Meza and Michelle "Hope" Walker.