April Fools Prank in Race for District Attorney

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    Candidates for District Attorney visit with Gene Cubbison on NBC 7's Politically Speaking in February.

    An April Fools prank crossed into the San Diego District Attorney race Tuesday and not everyone is laughing.

    A fake press release was released from an account operated by @DDAs4Dumanis announcing a news conference with Bob Brewer, who is trying to unseat incumbent and current DA Bonnie Dumanis.

    Politics of District Attorney's Race

    [DGO] Politics of District Attorney's Race
    NBC 7's Gene Cubbison speaks to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and candidates Terri Wyatt and Robert Brewer on "Politically Speaking." Watch Part II of the discussion here

    “We’re not in middle school. What’s next are they going to toilet paper his house?” said Alex Roth, communications director for Brewer’s campaign. Brewer’s team followed up on the unflattering fake release with a real news release.

    “It was a dirty trick, plain and simple, and it has not place in any campaign” said Brewer adding “Bonnie Dumanis should take responsibility for the conduct of what appears to be a handful of her sworn deputy district attorneys”.

    Politics of District Attorney's Race - Part II

    [DGO] Politics of District Attorney's Race - Part II
    NBC 7's Gene Cubbison speaks to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and candidates Terri Wyatt and Robert Brewer on "Politically Speaking."

    Dumanis campaign spokesperson Jennifer Tierney said her team had nothing to do with the release and saw it online just like everyone else.