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|U.S. House, California, District 52|
DeMaio, who is openly gay, attracted national attention for his ideas on how to reform governance in San Diego. He is a leading advocate of pension reform and managed competition. A Republican who describes himself as a "taxpayer watchdog", DeMaio has attracted fierce opposition from public employee unions for his reform ideas.
In his candidacy for mayor, DeMaio frequently mentioned the "Three P" issues:
The National Republican Congressional Committee added DeMaio to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."
Carl DeMaio's philosophy of governing San Diego
To earn a spot on the November 6, 2012 ballot, DeMaio had to survive a primary on the June 5, 2012 ballot. Five candidates competed in that primary. Only the top two vote-getters (Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner) moved on to the final contest on November 6.
The five candidates, and the number of votes they received in the June 5 primary, were:
|Candidate||# of votes|
|Tobiah L. Pettus||1,709|
DeMaio was endorsed by:
- 6418 San Diego Taxpayers
- Roger Hedgecock
- The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
|Carl DeMaio (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0.00||$487,616.55||$(17,972.03)||$469,644.52|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$469,644.52||$328,383.78||$(78,029.21)||$719,999.09|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$719,999||$370,261||$(104,269)||$985,991|
DeMaio has been involved with ballot measure campaigns as a way to advance the policy positions he supports. He was the chief author of San Diego's 2012 Proposition B. He was also a key supporter of the San Diego Competition and Transparency in City Contracting Initiative (November 2010).
In 2010, he campaigned against Proposition D, which was defeated.
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- Why Reagan's GOP Would Welcome Gay People - National Journal
- Coronado Homeowner Tangled in Illegal Campaign Donation Case - Patch.com
- CA's 52nd Congressional District Will Be Decided By Independent Voters - IVN News
- Gay Republicans face long odds in House campaigns - San Jose Mercury News
- GOP targets California House Democrats on Obamacare - 89.3 KPCC (blog)
- State digest - The Salinas Californian
- 'Gay' GOP candidates unlikely to gain traction with base, says activist - OneNewsNow
- 3 gay Republicans trying to make election history - San Jose Mercury News
- Issa's second 2014 opponent - U-T San Diego
- 10 must-watch House races - Politico
- United States House of Representatives
- California's 52nd Congressional District elections, 2014
- California's 52nd Congressional District
- 10news.com, "Carl DeMaio announces run for Congress," May 30, 2013
- City Journal, "Public Enemy Number One", April 19, 2012
- Smart Voter on Carl DeMaio
- Smart Voter, June 5, 2012 San Diego Mayoral Contest
- Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Carl DeMaio July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Carl DeMaio October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Carl DeMaio Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014