Rep. Brad Sherman makes a point during a debate with Rep. Howard Berman and GOP candidate Mark Reed in Tarzana earlier this year.
(Los Angeles Times / October 17, 2012)
Is anybody surprised? The Howard Berman
campaign has a new TV ad featuring last week's heated confrontation with rival Brad Sherman, capturing the moment at which Sherman pulled his smaller, older opponent close and shouted, "You want to get into this?"
The two Democratic congressmen, battling for a San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, had been arguing at a Pierce College candidates forum during an increasingly bitter campaign.
The Berman ad, riffing on the campaign's previous allegations that Sherman is "ineffective, mean and too angry," shows the congressman's face convulsed with anger while a man's voice announces, "Brad Sherman is just not fit to represent us."
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-- Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times