UPDATE: Developing Story see below
Eli's friend, Brian Schmidt is running for re-election to the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board. Brian has been endorsed by the San Jose Mercury News and much of the other media in the area, but his opponent is rich, and, well probably not much constrained.
Take a look at the video and, if you are in the area, please vote for Brian
UPDATE: As shown in the video, a scurrilous mailer was sent to voters in the Santa Clara Valley by an organization called the Neighborhood Empowerment Coalition that operates, among other things an astroturf website. It turns out that, as shown by its registration CA Form 460 the Neighborhood Empowerment Coalition is a creature of a rather scurrilous lawyer in Long Beach California, by the name of Gary Crummitt, and said Gary Crummitt has a reputation, not a good one.
Crummitt has been cited multiple times by the California campaign finance watchdog agency, the Fair Political Practices Commission, and astroturfing mailers is amongst his tricks of the trade.
So Eli wonders what Gary Kremen, Brian's opponent has to do with this mailer.