The 2012 election is less than a year away and the race for the 52nd Congressional District is really starting to heat up. People I talk to say the same thing over and over: they want real change and they want it now!
People want Congress to work, not to fight for the sake of politics.
Unfortunately, after two stints in Congress, the incumbent Brian Bilbray can’t tout a record of accomplishments to justify his re-election. With the end of December right around the corner, campaigns are looking to grab momentum heading into the New Year. Instead of telling people why they should vote for him, he’s telling people why they should vote against me!
In a fundraising letter sent out last week, Brian chose to attack me rather than offer any vision for moving the country forward. Following on the debt ceiling standoff this summer, which led to a credit downgrade, he’s most recently been part of the payroll tax fiasco, declaring his support for the essential extension of the payroll tax cut before voting against it. That’s not the problem solving leadership people want or deserve.
This race has been labeled a toss-up by national reporters and my campaign is drawing national attention. My first financial deadline is coming up at Midnight on December 31st and if I have a strong enough showing, I can continue to attract support and bring my message to every voter in the district. Please help us continue building our campaign by giving $50, $100, $250, $500, or whatever you can afford today!
Between my time on the City Council and the Port Commission, I've represented San Diegans for over ten years. In that time, I’ve always tried to do what was best to make positive change for our region and its residents. Whether it’s environmental protection, building infrastructure or creating jobs, I have always placed progress before politics.
We may not always agree in this country, but we need to find a way to get America moving forward again. So many of you have already gotten on board with my run for Congress, but we can’t stop now when there is so much work to do.
We know this race will be tough. I hope I can count on you to make a contribution right now to ensure we can fight against the negative tactics already being used by my opponent.