Candidate claims political poster plastered wrong woman's information all over Carlsbad

Posted at 5:20 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 20:21:07-04

CARLSBAD - A political poster is causing a big stir in Carlsbad. 

Cori Schumacher is running for city council. She says the Lincoln Club of San Diego County printed an attack ad accusing her of evading taxes. 

"When I saw this flyer, I laughed," Schumacher said. 

But she says the Corinne Schumacher on the state tax lein used in the ad is not her. 

She showed 10news her social security card, which did not match up with the number on the document the Lincoln Club included with the flyer. 

The executive director of the Lincoln Club declined an on-camera interview, but told 10News over the phone that he believes there had been no mistake. 

In subsequent e-mails, he said "It seems unlikely that there would happen to be an individual with the identical name of Corinne L. Schumacher who happened to have a tax lien and a resulting public record within the course of three years." 

"I believe it's fair for the Lincoln Club to raise this issue to the voters of Carlsbad. Ms. Schumacher's inability to manage her own finances is a legitimate concern as she asks the people of Carlsbad to entrust her with over $300 million per year of their tax dollars." 

When asked directly by 10News if she had ever had a state tax lien against her or had ever evaded taxes, Schumacher said "I have never evaded my taxes."

Schumacher says she wishes they would have stuck to more important issues, instead of dragging an innocent woman through the mud. 

"I knew what I was getting into when I started running for public office. That woman is a casualty of this."