"There is a lot of chatter coming from Brad Sherman about this race being over," said Brandon Hall, Berman's strategist. "We hope he continues to buy that storyline... Brad Sherman knows the race is just beginning, and we are confident as voters learn more about Brad, his support will evaporate."
To that end, the Berman campaign on Wednesday unveiled a new website, BradShermanFacts.com, which aims to expose Sherman's 15-year record of feckless showboating.
The Berman campaign also released a leaked Sherman staff memo, in which Sherman instructs his staff to flag any bill that passes out of committee with Democratic support for his potential co-sponsorship.
The Berman site says this as evidence of "The Brad Sherman Show Horse Strategy." Sherman's consultant, Parke Skelton, responded that this was a routine and unremarkable restatement of "long-standing policy."
Below, the Sherman poll memo.