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Robert Lee Ahn's 'misleading' mail tactics helped him get into L.A.'s congressional runoff. Will he use them again?

Robert Lee Ahn's 'misleading' mail tactics helped him get into L.A.'s congressional runoff. Will he use them again?

The mail looked just like letters or official notices marked with the candidate’s name and “Attorney at Law” or stamped with “URGENT MESSAGE.”

Like many voters in L.A.’s 34th Congressional District, Christina Wong has gotten used to receiving stacks of political mailers. With two dozen candidates competing in the April 4 primary to replace Xavier Becerra, her mailbox was deluged with dozens of pieces of glossy mail featuring smiling photos of the candidates.

“Most of it immediately goes into my trash,” said Wong, 34, who manages public relations for a restaurant company. Then she started getting mail from Robert Lee Ahn.

“It wasn’t telling me that this is a very clear...

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