Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy Headlines DC Event for Carl DeMaio

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UT San Diego reports today that key members of the Congressional Republican Leadership, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, have stepped forward to support Carl DeMaio’s bid for Congress with sizable donations.

On Wednesday, July 17 the House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy will headline a fundraiser for DeMaio in Washington.  These moves by Congressional leadership are quite rare this early in the election cycle, simply reinforcing the unique interest Republicans have in DeMaio to win this target seat.

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  1. I am glad the primary is over, so I don’t have to walk precincts in 2014 until the general election. That was a hard fought contest, glad we decided it on leadership and qualifications.

  2. Mr. Stahl’s sarcasm clearly suggests he believes part of a campaign should not include candidates working as hard as they can to gain significant support from those in leadership, so as to ensure victory, including in a primary.

    Yes, John, let’s adopt rules that keep candidates from trying to lock down across the board support from as many as possible, even trying to clear the field if they can.

    It’s so UNFAIR. WAAAAAAHHHH.

  3. Mr. Larkin’s opinion is that the insiders and bought and paid for pols in safe seats should hand pick the candidates and not allow fresh ideas and people into the process. The results for the Republican party in CA in 2012 were so good, let’s go with the same approach that worked so well.

    Let’s not encourage debate, let’s not see the candidates under fire, let’s just let Nehring pick the candidates and be done with it.

    It worked so well in 2012

  4. Yes, Elliot, Mr. Jorgenson is campaigning and will be sending an article to us. As for others, that remains to be seen.

  5. “Let’s not encourage debate, let’s not see the candidates under fire, let’s just let Nehring pick the candidates and be done with it.”

    That’s not what’s happening here, John. The debate started about 60 days ago, when Carl announced and 30 days ago, when Kirk announced. Carl is doing the requisite work necessary to win the debate (solicit endorsements and raise money). Kirk is doing the same.

    Both candidates are good. Both bring fresh ideas. One is just getting more national attention because of his record in government.

  6. Thanks, Brian.

    John, with due respect, that’s not what I believe and also not what I wrote. What I believe (and wrote) is that it’s fine for a campaign to include candidates working as hard as they can to gain significant support from those in leadership, so as to ensure victory, including in a primary. That may include trying to lock down across the board support from as many as possible, even trying to clear the field if they can. (See above; this is near verbatim.)

    It’s up to the candidates to work these efforts, or not. Or to have the contacts and resources to do so, or not. Imagine Carl DeMaio saying, “You know what, it’s better that I don’t try to get major endorsements, that will make things closer in the primary.”

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