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Sheila Kuehl backers launch TV ad criticizing rival Bobby Shriver
Sheila Kuehl backers launch TV ad criticizing rival Bobby Shriver

After weeks of upbeat advertising, backers of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl have taken a confrontational turn, with a new TV ad criticizing her rival, former Santa Monica council member Bobby Shriver, for missing meetings and votes. The 30-second spot, which debuted Thursday, says Shriver "repeatedly failed to show up for work on the Santa Monica City Council" and accuses him of skipping "hundreds of votes" during his eight years on the council. It goes on to compare Kuehl favorably, citing laws she passed dealing with paid family leave, child support and nursing care. Kuehl served in the Assembly for six years and the Senate for...

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