LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2018 — Devin Nunes is sitting on an eye-popping pile of money he’s raised in recent months, with little reason to spend it yet.
Except for one splurge: an unusually aggressive — and sustained — offensive against his local newspaper, which he is tearing into as “fake news.”
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Earlier this year, POLITICO reported that Nunes was operating his own partisan news outlet, “The California Republican,” paid for Nunes’ campaign committee but designed to resemble a local, conservative news site. His broadside against The Bee, which started airing in June, remains near the top of the Nunes campaign’s website, and it is pinned at the top of its Facebook page.