Figuring, as only he can, that the best defense against critics is an awful offense, Treasurer Josh Mandel is playing his victimhood card as a fund-raiser. In his email money requests, Republican Mandel refers to himself as a “principled conservative” with a “target on my back”. In a stretch for sympathy dollars, Mandel says “outside spending groups are already slinging mud at me.”
Think he’ll have more to say about it when he testifies in the Ben Suarez money laundering trial about why he intervened on Suarez’s behalf by threatening to sue California? Only on a matter of principle?