Candidate’s Mom Criticized For Campaigning At Work

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Ricky Gill would be the youngest congressman ever if he won his campaign against Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney.

At 25, he’s far from being a Baby – but apparently not so far removed from being his mother’s baby boy.

Dr. Parampal Gill is described by Lodi Memorial Hospital where she works as a long-standing physician, much loved by patients. Still, Dr. Gill got a talking-to from hospital CEO Joe Harrington after a staff member anonymously complained that Gill had been campaigning for her son while performing her doctor duties.

A hospital spokeswoman stressed that no patients complained about the campaigning but that it was “not in line with the code of ethics” for the hospital.

Gill’s campaign was unhappy with the idea of us even presenting this story, saying “It is outrageous to anonymously smear a candidate’s mother five days before an election.”

In response to the notion that the anonymous hospital staffer was in some way working for the McNerney campaign, spokeswoman for that campaign Lauren Smith called the notion “utterly absurd.”

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