Notable passages in the email include, "We pay taxes. We vote." and "We are Alexandrians. Please start looking out for West End Alexandria residents!!"
"Clearly, she identifies herself as a resident of this Virginia city," said Elsa Keeling, a San Bernardino voter and president of the San Bernardino Citizens for Public Integrity. "I still can't figure out why she is running for Congress all the way out here in California. I don't know if living here when you were a kid is really the best qualifier."
The email was sent from Gooch's home email address (lesli.mcgooch@
"An apology with no immediate action does nothing to protect my family or my community," Gooch wrote. "I would expect all of you to attend the rally."
"Her tone seems pushy, almost belligerent,"
The San Bernardino Citizens For Public Integrity (SBCPI) is a community action group of citizen volunteers formed in 2010 in response to a surge in public corruption allegations around San Bernardino.