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“Congress should be held accountable to the people they serve – not to special interests”
San Diego– After the House of Representatives quietly ended the practice of requiring Members to disclose free travel that they receive from outside groups – often to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars or more per trip – Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio blasted the behavior.
“By hiding the luxury trips that Members of Congress are taking from outside groups, Congress is showing complete disregard for transparency and openness,” said DeMaio. “This lack of transparency is appalling,” DeMaio concluded.
San Diego – Within the span of just one week, Rep. Scott Peters voted to transfer dangerous detainees from Guantanamo Bay and issued a statement congratulating the Obama Administration for its illegal move to release five known terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Berghdal.
“While we all share a commitment to bring our servicemembers home, Congressman Peters puts partisanship over principle when he refuses to join with Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein in calling out the Administration for negotiating with terrorists and breaking the law,” Carl DeMaio said.
Election Analysis: Rep. Scott Peters Had a Really Bad Primary Night
Peters Posts Worst % Among CA Dems; LA Times Says “Most Likely to Flip”
San Diego – The Los Angeles Times ran a story noting Rep. Scott Peters seat is seen as the “most likely to flip” in the 2014 election and the dismal showing by Peters in Tuesday’s primary underscores why.
San Diego – Carl DeMaio today accepted the endorsement of prominent flag officers and veterans in his race for Congress – and released a plan to hold the Veterans Administration accountable for proper treatment of veterans and proposals to help returning service members transition to civilian work.
“I find it completely unacceptable that our veterans are not getting the help they deserve – and pledge to hold the VA accountable to fix these problems,” declared DeMaio. “We must also improve the job training and placement efforts so we can transition our veterans to work once their service ends.”
ICYMI: Carl DeMaio was just named to Washington Post’s 40 Under 40, a list of “the top 40 political rising stars who are under 40 years old.”
Monday was Election Day — at least for me! Early voting and absentee ballots make it easy to be a part of the process.
KUSI met up with me as I went to vote yesterday. Take a look:
Happy Anniversary to Bob Filner & Scott Peters
Scott Peters and His Backers Continue Pattern of Hypocrisy and Partisan Political Games on Social Issues
San Diego – Today, April 30, marks the second anniversary of Scott Peters’ political alliance with Bob Filner – and serves as a reminder that Scott Peters and his allies have a pattern of hypocrisy and partisan political games when it comes to important social issues.
The DeMaio campaign is posting an anniversary card on its social media networks to mark the occasion, and offers the following statement: “Scott Peters claims to be concerned about women, but he was perfectly willing to overlook Bob Filner’s bad behavior towards women for his own political gain,” said DeMaio campaign spokesman Dave McCulloch.
ICYMI: Take a look at my interview this morning on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, where I talk about fixing the face of broken politics.
DeMaio to Call on Rep. Scott Peters to Reimburse Taxpayers for $7 Million Legal Bill for His Failed Pension Scheme
City Attorney’s Office Assigns “Responsibility” to Scott Peters’ Council for TWICE Voting to Indemnify Pension Officials for Their Illegal Pension Scheme
Carl DeMaio today called on Rep. Scott Peters to “reimburse taxpayers for the millions in legal fees resulting from his decision to indemnify himself and his fellow city pension officials for their illegal deal to spike city pensions.”
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Cites DeMaio’s Experience in Balancing Budgets, Reforming Pensions, & Holding Government Accountable
San Diego – As millions of taxpayers rush to file their taxes on time, California’s leading taxpayer group today endorsed Carl DeMaio for Congress as a way to make sure those taxes are efficiently and accountably spent.
Strong Fundraising Tally of $1.6 Million Adds to National Interest, Key Endorsements and Favorable Polls San Diego
San Diego – Continuing to show an impressive fundraising pace, Carl DeMaio announced today that his campaign for Congress raised over $410,000 in the first quarter – bringing his campaign’s tally to over $1.6 million cycle-to-date.
With more than 7 months to go before the November 2014 election, DeMaio sits with more than $1.2 million in cash-on-hand. The tally does not include any funds provided by DeMaio himself.
Most notably, more than half of DeMaio’s contributions this quarter came from online vehicles.
DeMaio Named A Top “Contender” In NRCC ‘Young Guns’ Program
Signals DeMaio Is Top Recruit, Provides Additional Support
Washington, DC and San Diego Today, Carl DeMaio was upgraded to “contender” status in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program as DeMaio’s campaign continues its groundswell of support.
As described in this morning’s Politico Morning Score:
NRCC NAMES 17 ‘CONTENDERS’ TO YOUNG GUNS PROGRAM: The National Republican Congressional Committee is naming 17 House GOP candidates as “contenders” in its Young Guns program, singling them out as top recruits and giving them an additional level of support. “Contenders” are the second level of candidates for the Young Guns program: they are all, per a release, “on the path to developing a mature and competitive campaign operation” and are running for seats that look favorable for the GOP.
If you haven’t seen our campaign’s new ad entitled “House of Carl,” it’s a play on the critically-acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards — except here, I’m the ‘anti-Frank Underwood’, changing business-as-usual on Capitol Hill with my Fix Congress First initiative. It’s also the first photo we’ve shared on Instagram, the photo-sharing social network.
If you haven’t yet signed up for an Instagram account, you can sign-up and follow me on CarlDeMaioCA.
We’re continuing to build a state-wide network of donors because the Democrats aren’t going to give up this fight easily.
Key Orange County Political Leaders
Endorse Carl DeMaio for Congress
“New Generation Republican” Is
Top Congressional Recruit for 2014
Irvine – Carl DeMaio today released a number of endorsements from key political groups and elected leaders in Orange County who support his bid to win a key nationally-targeted Congressional seat in Southern California.
DeMaio, who already has been garnering significant national media attention and support from national Republican leaders, is running for the 52nd District in the northern part of San Diego.
“What you saw [Tuesday] night was our reform agenda won,” DeMaio told The Hill Wednesday morning.
“It absolutely validates my ‘new generation Republican’ philosophy: We win when we reform government to make it work. That’s the essence of the choice voters were given last night and they supported reform, as they’ve done time and again in the past.”
Read more at The Hill
Rothenberg Changes CA-52 Race From “Tilt Democrat” to “Pure Toss Up”
San Diego – For the second time in recent months, Scott Peters’ chances of reelection have been downgraded – this time to “pure toss-up” – by Rothenberg Political Report, showing continued momentum for DeMaio in his race to unseat Scott Peters.
The analysis states Peters “is extremely vulnerable” – and “DeMaio may actually start the race with higher name I.D. than the incumbent.”
This op-ed appears on page A18 in this week’s Poway News Chieftan
Tired of members of Congress passing laws for us to live under, but exempting themselves?
Now more than ever before, we need a Congress that works for us — not the other way around.
The double standards and special privileges in Washington have to end. If we want better results from Washington, we have to start by changing the culture of special privilege that politicians have created for themselves.
It’s 3am and my alarm clock goes off. I don’t want to leave my warm bed, but I have to get downtown by 4am to participate in the “We All Count” Annual Survey of the Homeless.
The survey is important for so many reasons. First, they survey gives local leaders and support organizations the data they need to understand how many homeless we have in San Diego and what kinds of challenges they face. Second, the survey helps San Diego get its fair share of funding to address this problem.
The ad illustrates how cockroaches, zombies, and Lindsay Lohan are more popular than Congress, including Bob Filner and Scott Peters.
Take a look:
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