From Roll Call –
Three GOP strategists in California said DeMaio’s early lead over Issa and Hunter is no fluke.
“Carl, to his credit, has exceptionally high name ID, a little more than Darrell, in fact,” said one veteran GOP strategist whose own early polling found results similar to the Tribune-Union/10News survey. “That’s not surprising considering he’s a popular talk show host.”
DeMaio is pitching himself to voters as the GOP’s “reform candidate,” centering his messaging not just on attacks on the GOP establishment, but also on policy proposals to counter Democratic initiatives.