Archive for the ‘Carl DeMaio’ Category
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:
PS: If you haven’t signed my petition to Fix Congress First, there’s never been a better time.
There’s no doubt about it: Congress is completely broken and dysfunctional – and the work of the American people is not getting done.
If we want better results from Washington, we have to start by fixing Congress first – and our first web ad of the campaign highlights just that. Take a look:
Yesterday, I appeared on the Roger Hedgecock Show to talk more about our efforts to save the Mt. Soledad Cross – and about endorsing Rep. Duncan Hunter’s proposed legislation that could end the dispute over the Mt. Soledad Cross by transferring federal ownership the site to a private non-profit. Take a look at the segment!
Two weeks ago, I sponsored the Save Mt. Soledad petition you may have seen (saveourmemorial.com), and it’s been signed by an amazing number of San Diegans – 6,519 in just this short amount of time.
The outpouring of support for the Mt. Soledad Memorial being heard loud and clear!
This morning, I sent a letter to Congressman Duncan Hunter, expressing my endorsement of H.R. 3810 – legislation introduced last week by the Congressman that could end the dispute over the Mt. Soledad Cross by transferring federal ownership of the site to a private non-profit.
Join me this Saturday evening (7-10pm) in Pacific Beach at the San Diego Young Republicans Annual Holiday Party! Not only will it be a blast, but with your help, we can also make the Christmas of our Armed Servicemembers’ children brighter when you bring an unwrapped toy for the USO.
Tickets are $10 for members, and $15 for non-members, and can be purchased online.
Saturday, December 21 – 7-10pm
PB Bar and Grill
860 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA
I’m sponsoring a petition to get Congress to intervene to keep the Mt. Soledad Memorial where it is.
Can you sign the petition so we can send a strong message in support of keeping the memorial?
Here’s the petition link: http://bit.ly/SaveSoledad
Congressman Scott Peters supported the removal of the Mt. Soledad Memorial, and since then we have seen millions in taxpayer dollars spent on endless lawsuits.
In fact, over 70% of San Diegans disagree with Peters’ extreme position on this issue – as do I.
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.