Archive for the ‘Carl DeMaio’ Category
ICMYI – KUSI and The Hill covered the release of my plan to save free-market innovators like Uber and Lyft.
This is an issue of personal freedom — specifically the right of consumers to choose their ride rather than gave special interests and politicians choose it for them. Instead of siding with the cab companies’ monopolies, government should be encouraging, rather than prohibiting these solutions to our local transportation challenges.
ICYMI — I was pleased to receive the endorsement of some of San Diego’s top Asian-American community members yesterday.
As I said, “I have always believed the important need to create better jobs for all is the glue that unites all of San Diego’s diverse communities — and the support I’m receiving from the Asian community is an example of that.”
KUSI got the story:
DeMaio Campaign Releases Second Ad on Peters’ Pension Scheme
San Diego – A week after Scott Peters was caught for making false statements trying to deny his role in the city’s pension crisis, the DeMaio campaign released a second ad slamming Scott Peters opposition to pension reform and his role in helping create the crisis that nearly bankrupt San Diego.
The ad shares outrageous government pension payouts that Scott Peters approved – such as the city librarian who retired on a $234,000 annual pension.
Peters Took His Politician Pension Early
Former City Attorney Says “Scott Peters could have declined his pension.”
San Diego – Even though Congressman Scott Peters is personally worth more than $100 million, records from the city pension system released today by the DeMaio campaign reveal that he opted to take his government pension early.
On top of that, a former Chief Deputy City Attorney is calling out Congressman Scott Peters for falsely claiming to the media that he could not decline his politician pension while on City Council.
Scott Peters Lies About Role in Pension Scheme – But Independent Auditors Catch Him
Peters issues statement in 2014 that deceives voters the same way he was found “negligent” for illegally deceiving bondholders in 2004
San Diego – Scott Peters’ pattern of deception continued Monday with his campaign issuing a statement with the outrageous claim that Peters had nothing to do with the pension crisis that almost bankrupt San Diego. Peters even goes as far as trying to leave San Diegans with the impression that he “wasn’t on the City Council” that created the crisis.
How Scott Peters Helped Create Government Millionaires With His Pension Spiking Scheme
San Diego – The DeMaio for Congress campaign today released a new ad titled “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Government Edition” which spoofs the popular game show by highlighting how Congressman Scott Peters helped create millionaires out of government employees by voting to spike their pensions.
Yes, Scott Peters helped make millionaires out of government employees.
“Scott Peters voted to spike government employee pensions even though he knew San Diegans could not afford it,” said Dave McCulloch, spokesperson for the DeMaio campaign. “Because of Scott Peters’ pension scheme, many government employees now get pensions higher than $100,000 a year and some even became millionaires,” McCulloch added.
DC press knows what San Diego voters know — Scott Peters makes the “Endangered” List.
Roll Call’s latest edition of the “Top 10 Most Vulnerable House Members” shows several more incumbents in peril. Some of them face top-notch opponents, others are running in unfavorable districts; a couple members just don’t run good campaigns.
Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif.
Peters got a spot on the last edition of this list because he faces a top GOP candidate in a competitive district that will likely see Democratic turnout drop off this year. San Diego Councilmember Carl DeMaio is his opponent.
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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.