Campaign 2010

Aug 20, 2013

Wonder Where Carl DeMaio Stands? With the Tea Party

Carl DeMaio proudly claims to be a “new generation Republican,” echoing Washington Republicans’ message-tested slogan. But on the issues that matter to San Diegans, Carl DeMaio’s record and the Tea Party’s agenda in Washington are one and the same.

To highlight the truth behind DeMaio’s Tea Party record, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched the web site www.newgenerationrepublican.org. There, Californians can see for themselves just how closely DeMaio’s record aligns with the Tea Party’s priorities.

“San Diego voters are fed up with a dysfunctional government that isn’t working for them, and sending Carl DeMaio to Washington would only make the gridlock worse,” said Matt Inzeo of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Carl DeMaio wants to push the Tea Party’s priorities that harm San Diego and will continue to put gridlock and obstruction ahead of progress on issues like jobs.”

Background:

DeMaio is Using GOP Poll Tested Term “New Generation Republican.” “A new GOP poll tested former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, an openly gay Republican and potential congressional candidate, as a ‘new generation Republican’ in the highly competitive 52nd District...‘The data from this survey shows that DeMaio could be very successful in a congressional race portraying himself as a ‘new generation Republican,’” said Tarrance Group pollster Dave Sackett. [Roll Call, 5/01/13]