The Republican candidate in the upcoming California lieutenant governor election has dropped a fundraising letter written by Mel Gibson from his campaign. TOM MCCLINTOCK, the state senator for Thousand Oaks, made his decision to stop sending a three-page letter composed by Gibson in the wake of his anti-Semitic outburst following his drink-driving arrest last month (28JUL06). MCClintock's spokesperson STAN DEVEREAUX says, "Tom saw the news and the situation as it was unfolding with Mel Gibson and made a conscious decision to direct people not to use the letter any further. "He was disillusioned by the situation with Mr Gibson."