Carl DeMaio’s campaign is getting ugly… and desperate.
The big news this week is that two conservative candidates announced they will be running for Congress in the 50th Congressional District: State Senator Brian Jones and Former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Reform, Darrell Issa. Both are formidable candidates with views that align with the district, while DeMaio is campaigning as a “New Generation Republican”. But for all of his talk about “reform, inclusion, and a positive message,” DeMaio is hostile to Pro-Life conservatives.
Issa launched his campaign yesterday morning with support from four former opponents: El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, retired Navy SEAL Master Chief Petty Officer Larry Wilske, and Temecula Councilman Matt Rahn. The four former Congressional candidates are dropping out of the race and coalescing behind Issa because they recognize one simple fact; Carl DeMaio and Ammar Campa-Najar support unregulated abortion and neither line up with the Pro-Life views of the District.
What did Team DeMaio do when a well-funded, proven, Pro-Life Congressman announced his campaign? They trolled Issa’s press conference and released a letter from failed candidate Diane Harkey, attacking Chairman Issa because he refused to give her losing cause more money.
Why would Team DeMaio attack? Issa is the big dog in this race with tons of money and a a proven track record in Congress. Brian Jones is no slouch, either. He has won nearly every single election, from Santee City Council, to State Assembly, to State Senate.
Enlisting failed Congressional candidate Diane Harkey’s help was a mistake. I like Diane, I supported Diane, I respect Diane, but Diane only faced an electable opponent once in her life and lost. Just like Carl DeMaio did…twice.
The 50th Congressional District isn’t for whiners, it’s for winners — Jones and Issa know how to do just that.