George Demos

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George Demos
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 1
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
George Demos is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of New York.[1]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of New York. He withdrew from the race before the primary.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Demos lists the following themes on his campaign website.[3] See Demos' campaign website for his position on other issues.

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

  • Cutting Wasteful Spending: "The government continues to spend taxpayer money on bloated projects and wasteful new programs. Congress promised the “stimulus” bill would create millions of new jobs, but now all we have are higher taxes, more unemployment, and mountains of debt."
  • Fighting for Jobs: "I am committed to making Long Island the best place to do business. Small businesses on Long Island fuel job creation if they have a strong advocate in Washington that fights big government red tape and champions business friendly policies. We also need to stop policies that favor outsourcing of American jobs to low-wage nations such as China, Brazil, and India."
  • Lowering Taxes: "High taxes are crippling our economy on Long Island, sending thousands of jobs from Long Island to other states and to third world nations. I will vote to lower taxes so that Long Island families- not Washington bureaucrats can make the best decisions about how to spend their hard-earned dollars."
  • Improving Our Economy: "The current policy of increasing government jobs in Washington while losing private sector jobs here on Long Island is unacceptable. I will work to bring common sense fiscal discipline to Washington by lowering taxes on small businesses that create real jobs and grow our economy."
  • Fighting Terrorism and Strengthening National Security: "The most serious Constitutional responsibility our government has is to ensure that our nation is safe and secure. Terrorists and rogue nations have declared war on America. I will do everything in my power to protect our nation from Al Qaeda and other terror groups, and from other hostile regimes such as Iran that threaten our way of life. I will fight to ensure that terrorists are treated not like common street criminals, with Miranda rights and show trials, but as enemy combatants who seek to destroy our great nation."


—George Demos, [4]

Elections

2014

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See also: New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Demos is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 1st District. Demos is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1]

Endorsements

Demos is endorsed by former New York Governor George Pataki.[5]

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed George Demos on March 7, 2014.[6][7]

Media

Rudy Guiliani endorses Demos in this campaign ad.[8]


Rudy Giuliani endorsement

The U.S. Jobs Council released a campaign ad accusing Demos of taking money from Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.[9]


U.S. Jobs Council ties Demos to Pelosi

Following a similar ad from the U.S. Jobs Council, primary opponent Lee Zeldin released a campaign ad against Demos, tying him to Nancy Pelosi.[10]


Lee Zeldin campaign ad attacks Demos

2012

See also: New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Demos ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 1st District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket but withdrew before the primary.

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Demos' reports.[11]

George Demos (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[12]October 3, 2013$0.00$1,000,000.00$(0.00)$1,000,000.00
Year End[13]January 31, 2014$1,000,000.00$1,201,510.00$(149,121.80)$2,052,388.20
Running totals
$2,201,510$(149,121.8)

**Included in the total contributions are two personal loans from George Demos: $1 million incurred on November 9, 2013, and $1 million incurred on December 30, 2013.


Personal

Demos is the son-in-law of Angelo K. Tsakopoulos. Tsakopoulos is a major Democratic donor and the chairman of AKT Development Corporation, a real estate firm.[14]

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