JULIE THUNDER'S POLITICAL ALLY AND "ENCINITAS CURRENT" CO-PUBLISHER MARK MUIR IS ENGULFED IN SCANDAL
It turns out that Julie Thunder's close partner Mark Muir was behind the illegal and dirty robo-calling campaign that took down Republican Assembly candidate Phil Graham in the 2018 primary campaign for the 76th District.
Mark Muir and an unspecified, younger Muir family member hired Ken Moser, a political consultant, to run the robo-calling campaign smearing Phil Graham by amplifying false accusations against him (Phil had just been exonerated of an alleged charge of battery against a young woman in a local bar). Mark's wife, Maureen Muir, was running against Graham, and would presumably benefit from these robo-calls.
Moser made 47,000 "spoofed" robo-calls on behalf of the Muirs, masking the identity of the caller with the phone number of a business rival to hide what he was doing. (Who does this?)
The Federal Communications Commission investigated the robo-calling campaign and has accused Moser of spreading false information about Graham just days before the primary election. The FCC also frowns on "spoofing" calls. The FCC has proposed a $10 million fine against Moser. Yikes!
Moser recently identified the Muirs as his clients, saying that Mark Muir specifically gave him the messaging and the targeting for the robo-calls. Mark Muir was an Encinitas City Council member at the time. A younger female Muir family member signed the paperwork, which means that Mark encouraged a young relative to step into deep doodoo, landing right in the middle of a major scandal. (I'll bet Mark and his ambitious wife, "Mo" are no longer this young family member's favorite relatives).
The California Fair Political Practices Commission, California's political watchdog agency, has also opened an investigation.
This is the company that Julie Thunder keeps.
The full "Voice of San Diego" article about this can be found at the link below.