Rep. Mary Bono Mack’s campaign called reporters today, inviting them to Fairfield Inn in Palm Desert. They played audio of what they say is Democratic challenger Dr. Raul Ruiz reading a letter of support in 1999 for a man convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
Here’s a rundown of what’s happened in the Congressional election in the last two weeks:
Sunday, Oct. 7: Rep. Mary Bono Mack’s campaign contacts The Desert Sun with an eight-page document that outlines the Thanksgiving 1997 protests and Dr. Raul Ruiz’s arrest. Read more here.
Friday, Oct. 12: Bono Mack and Ruiz face off in their only debate of the campaign, and Bono Mack repeatedly brings up his participation in the protest, calling it un-American. Read more here.
Thursday, Oct. 18: The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians censures Bono Mack, calling her remarks “an outrageous and unacceptable insult to all Native Americans.” Read more here.
Thursday, Oct. 18: Bono Mack’s campaign team releases audio that they say is Ruiz reading a letter of support in 1999 for Leonard Peltier, a Native American convicted of murdering two FBI agents. Read more here.
The election is Nov. 6.
* Edited with an updated photo that reflects the continued Twitter exchange.