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California House candidate Carl DeMaio wants to be known as a GOP problem solver, not as one of two openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year.
The libertarian-leaning former San Diego City Councilman, who is challenging freshman Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) in a swing district, boasts of the work he did to help his city avoid bankruptcy.
“I don’t think the biggest unique thing about my candidacy is that I’m the gay guy. I don’t think that’s true,” he said. “I think the uniqueness in my candidacy is I get things done.”
Scott Peters may try to spin away history, but we remember what happened.
November 18, 2002
11 years ago today, whistleblower Diann Shipione spoke out against Scott Peters’ pension underfunding scheme that nearly sent San Diego to the brink of bankruptcy.
What’s worse? Peters attacked the whistleblower for speaking out. Instead of attacking whistleblowers like Peters did — calling her “crazy and mad” — we should be protecting them.
DeMaio Blasts Peters for Refusing to Act on Health Insurance Cost Spikes and Cancellations
Challenges Scott Peters to Honor Promise to Allow San Diegans to Keep Existing Plans
San Diego – A week after Scott Peters dismissed the growing calls for reforming Obamacare, mounting evidence proves that promises made by Scott Peters are being broken – as thousands of San Diegans have lost their preferred health care insurance and/or seen massive increases in health care premiums.
Carl DeMaio today blasted Scott Peters for his refusal to support common-sense reform of ObamaCare, saying Peters is so blinded by partisan loyalty that he is unwilling to challenge the Administration or his own Party’s leadership.
DeMaio Blasts Rep. Peters for “Symbolism Without Substance” on Jobs & Entrepreneurism
Peters Trying to Hide Record of Hurting Entrepreneurs and Killing Jobs
San Diego – He’s one of the biggest supporters of some of the worst policies that have created obstacles to San Diego’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, but Scott Peters today proposed creating a “national day” to honor entrepreneurs.
Carl DeMaio, who has built a reputation of getting tax and regulatory relief for San Diego’s small businesses, blasted Peters for the stunt as “the height of hypocrisy and a perfect example of what is wrong with Washington politicians.”
UPDATE: Check out the segment we did this morning on Good Morning San Diego, kicking off our College Week events and launching my #FreeToBe plan!
Tomorrow I’ll kick off a College Week tour and release my “FREE TO BE” plan to restore economic opportunities to the Millennial Generation.
We can win the youth vote if we offer positive ideas that maximize freedom and opportunity for all.
The UT San Diego has a preview of our effort you can read here:
Cites need for experienced, effective leaders to reform government
San Diego, Calif. – U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) today endorsed Carl DeMaio in his bid for California’s 52nd Congressional seat.
“In Congress, we need more Members who are committed to improving government transparency and accountability, and I know that Carl DeMaio is the perfect person for the position,” he continued.
During his time on the San Diego City Council, DeMaio effectively led the way on scores of fiscal and government reforms, including putting an end to pension spiking, opening city services up to competitive bidding, cutting red tape on small businesses, and defeating the largest tax increase in the history of San Diego.
Our petition rallies in front of neighborhood stores have brought thousands of San Diegans out to sign the referendum to protect maritime jobs from costly regulations recently passed by the City Council.
It is time to take a stand against runaway regulations that cost jobs! This is one easy way to turn back big government and score a win for the free market!
Join us at an upcoming Petition Rally! http://carldemaio.com/take-action/events
DeMaio Announces Support for Campaign to Save Maritime Jobs
Organizes Petition Drive to Stop Flawed Regulations Restricting Maritime Investment
San Diego — Two weeks ago, the San Diego City Council passed a flawed plan to impose costly new regulations that would severely restrict investment in San Diego’s vital maritime economy, which today contributes $14 billion annually to the regional economy. Today, Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio announced that he is joining a growing coalition of more than 5,000 residents, shipyard workers, small businesses, and maritime organizations who are waging a referendum campaign on the flawed plan.
One of the rising stars in San Diego politics is Francis Barraza.
Francis did an exceptional job as the Executive Director of the San Diego County Republican Party for the past year.
Now she’s off to a critical role – to lead statewide outreach efforts to Latinos.
Francis is an articulate messenger for our ideas. When asked why she’s a Republican, Francis said:
“I believe in the message of freedom and personal responsibility and the value of free enterprise,” Barraza said. “We want people to be able to control their own lives.”
DeMaio Raises Over $800,000 in Four Months
Strong Fundraising Tally Adds to National Interest,
Key Endorsements and Favorable Polls
San Diego – Continuing to show an impressive fundraising pace, Carl DeMaio announced today that his campaign for Congress raised over $325,000 in the third quarter – bringing his campaign’s tally to over $800,000 in his first four months.
With more than 13 months to go before the November 2014 election, DeMaio sits with more than $700,000 in cash-on-hand. The $800,000-plus tally does not include any funds provided by DeMaio himself. A modest $52,100 of the tally came from Political Action Committees – with the remaining more than $750,000 in funding coming from individual donations from nearly 2000 individual contributors.
“Scott Peters’ extreme and reckless positions on automatically increasing government debt only adds to the dysfunction in Washington.” -Carl DeMaio
San Diego – Having built a national reputation as an expert in government budgeting and fiscal reform, Carl DeMaio spoke out against Rep. Scott Peters’ extreme and reckless proposals to increase government debt.
“The federal government’s finances are already unsustainable, but instead of addressing wasteful spending, Scott Peters is proposing an extreme and reckless idea to allow our debt to automatically increase,” DeMaio said.
San Diego’s “Radio Mayor” Roger Hedgecock Endorses Carl DeMaio
“Carl DeMaio has taken on the forces of big government and won.”
For immediate release – September 23, 2013
San Diego- TV and radio host Roger Hedgecock today became another endorsement for Carl DeMaio for Congress, citing DeMaio’s extensive history as leading the way for reforms in San Diego that are needed.
“DeMaio doesn’t just point out problems – he is a breath of fresh air in offering bold solutions,” said Hedgecock.
DeMaio Using Volkalize.com Site Developed by Local Businesswoman to Engage Voters in Discussion on Key Issues
San Diego – Continuing his use of new technologies and platforms to make government more accessible to the public, Carl DeMaio is touting a website created by a 23 year old female entrepreneur right here in San Diego.
On Wednesday, DeMaio posted an opening message on Volkalize.com discussing his concept of “New Generation Republicans” taking leadership roles on national issues and inviting them to be part of his campaign for U.S. Congress.
Tom McClintock sent the following email to more than 50,000 conservative and libertarian supporters across the nation urging their help in winning back the 52nd Congressional District by supporting Carl DeMaio.
With Tom’s help, the national grassroots are being activated to ensure success in 2014!
Please share the letter below with your contacts – and consider helping Carl DeMaio today. If you know of Carl already, you know why we have to get him elected to Congress!
A MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN TOM McCLINTOCK
San Diego – U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-4) becomes the latest California leader to endorse Carl DeMaio for United States Congress.
“Carl DeMaio is a rare find in politics – because he actually has a record of getting big reforms done,” said McClintock.
“Time after time, Carl DeMaio has stood on principle to take on the special interests and protect taxpayers – and he’ll continue to do that as San Diego’s voice in Congress,” McClintock continued.
Roll Call is out with its analysis of House Races. What they say about Scott Peters is what we locally already know.
There are a number of endangered Democrats, but none more so than Scott Peters.
Peters will face a top GOP recruit, ex-San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio.
Read the full story here.
Be part of one of the most watched House campaigns in the nation – sign up today at www.CarlDeMaio.com
Carl DeMaio today re-affirmed his commitment to become San Diego’s next voice in the US Congress.
“I care more about getting things done – the right things done – than holding a particular political office or title. That’s why, after much consideration as to how I can get things done for San Diego, today I re-affirm my commitment to be San Diego’s voice for reform in Congress.”
Integrity First Plan
Improving Ethics and Transparency at City Hall
Carl DeMaio is urging elected officials at City Hall and community leaders across the city to help lead a public dialogue on ways to enhance ethics and transparency at City Hall. To contribute to this much-needed dialogue, DeMaio is proposing several reforms as part of his INTEGRITY “FIRST” Plan.
Strong Fundraising Tally Adds to Month of National Interest, Key Endorsements and Favorable Polls
San Diego – Providing yet another indicator of the strong support for his candidacy, Carl DeMaio announced today that his campaign for Congress raised $483,366 in just one month.
DeMaio launched his campaign May 30 and had just until June 30 to raise money for his campaign’s first FEC report. DeMaio will begin his first full quarter with $469,394.52 in cash-on-hand.
“I’m grateful to receive this strong early support, which I believe reflects both my record of getting fiscal reforms done in San Diego and my more inclusive vision for the future as a ‘new generation Republican,’” DeMaio said.
“We reformed San Diego – now let’s reform Washington”
San Diego – Carl DeMaio will gather with hundreds of campaign supporters tonight for his official campaign kickoff event. The businessman-turned-government reformer said he is frustrated with partisan bickering in Washington and intends to replicate the same approach to “reform” that worked well in San Diego.
“Just as we did to save the City of San Diego from bankruptcy, we need a national Reform Agenda to balance the budget and get people back to work,” DeMaio said.
“Carl DeMaio led the reform movement and helped save the city from bankruptcy.” — Councilmember Scott Sherman
San Diego – After consecutive weeks of independent congressional analysts downgrading Scott Peters’ re-election prospects since Carl DeMaio entered the race, and the DeMaio for Congress campaign’s recent pickup of major organizational endorsements, DeMaio is now beginning to release an impressive list of endorsements from local elected officials.
Today Carl DeMaio is announcing that San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman is endorsing his campaign for the Congress.
Peters’ Re-Election Prospects Downgraded Again – and Down Two Levels!
For the Second Time in 2 Weeks, DeMaio’s Entrance into the Race Cited as the Leading Factor to Peters’ Downgrade
San Diego – Less than a week after the Cook Political report downgraded Scott Peters’ re-election prospects from “lean Democrat” to “toss up,” another leading national analyst has downgraded Peter’s chances of being re-elected – this time dropping Peters two levels from “Likely Democratic” all the way down to “Toss-up.”
See full release below.
I know our momentum will only grow as we advance our message of reform, talk about my track record of solving problems, and build a broad and inclusive coalition of San Diegans from across the political spectrum.
For Immediate Release:
Friday, June 7, 2013
With DeMaio in the Race, Cook Political Report
Downgrades Peter’s Chances for Re-Election
The non-partisan analysis re-classifies the race to a “Toss Up”
due to DeMaio’s strong performance in the 52nd in 2012.
On Tuesday, Chairman Greg Walden of the NRCC issued a memo to fellow Republican Conference members highlighting the exceptional polling numbers Carl DeMaio shows against incumbent Democrat Scott Peters.