Carl DeMaio announced his candidacy for the 50th Congressional District yesterday and had a banner day in online fundraising. Prior to announcing, Carl had been soliciting support from “misfits” of the local GOP these past few months, citing a NRCC-commissioned poll which suggested that only he could defeat the Democratic opponent.
Carl told me (and a few other “misfits” of the local GOP), that the NRCC polled likely voters in the 50th Congressional District and tested the leading Democratic candidate against: DeMaio, former Congressman Darrell Issa, incumbent Congressman Duncan Hunter, retired Navy SEAL Larry Wilske, and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells. He stated that the NRCC-commissioned polling proved that he was the only candidate who could win.
I declined to support him this election because I want a Pro-Life District to have a Pro-Life Member of Congress. Carl is a long-time supporter of a woman’s right to choose.
I supported Carl DeMaio in 2012 for Mayor of San Diego. I supported his 2014 campaign for Congress in the District in which we both live. I supported him (in 2014) and voted for the local GOP to endorse him, over Pro-Life candidate Kirk Jorgensen, because Carl cited NRCC-sponsored polling which said he is the only one who could beat Peters.
He never produced that NRCC-sponsored polling in 2014. If he produces this year’s NRCC-sponsored polling data within 48 hours, I would gladly support him and personally call Issa, Hunter, Wilske, and Wells and tell them to drop out of the race.
Rather than sniping at writers on this blog, Carl should #ProduceThePoll. His credibility depends upon it.
Faithfully submitted by the Resident “Fringe Misfit”