Julia Brownley
Combatants in hot Ventura County House race start positive in TV ads

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo), challenging first-term Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), struck a positive note in his first cable TV ad, scheduled to begin running Tuesday night. The 30-second spot, dubbed "He Knows Us," features his support from a number of Ventura County community leaders and focuses on the goal of "restoring bipartisan, common sense leadership to Congress." "The people of Ventura County deserve a positive campaign and I intend to give them one," Gorell said in a statement announcing the ad. Brownley also took the high road in her first TV ad, which began running Aug. 22.  In it, Brownley emphasized issues...