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{{tnr}}'''George Demos''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[New York]].<ref name=green>[http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G13/NY#H01 ''Green Papers'', "NY District 1", accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''George Demos''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[New York]].<ref name=green>[http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G13/NY#H01 ''Green Papers'', "NY District 1," accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>
He was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[New York]]. He withdrew from the race before the primary.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/AP1196ba9af6a547f2a14c5f296d58bf8e.html ''Wall Street Journal'' "Demos quits GOP primary for congressional seat," May 25, 2012]</ref>
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He was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[New York]]. He withdrew from the race before the primary.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/AP1196ba9af6a547f2a14c5f296d58bf8e.html ''Wall Street Journal'' "Demos quits GOP primary for congressional seat," May 25, 2012]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Demos lists the following themes on his campaign website.<ref>[http://www.georgedemosforcongress.com/refresh/templates/issues.php?id=6 ''George Demos for U.S. Congress'', "Issues," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref> See Demos' [http://www.georgedemosforcongress.com/refresh/templates/issues.php?id=6 campaign website] for his position on other issues.
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*'''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."
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*'''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."
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*'''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."
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*'''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."
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*'''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."
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|author=George Demos|source=<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20140407205824/http://www.georgedemosforcongress.com/refresh/templates/issues.php?id=6 ''Wayback Machine'', "George Demos for Congress - Issues," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
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[[File:BattlegroundRace.jpg|left|100px|link=U.S. House battleground districts, 2014]]
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Demos {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|1st District]]. Demos {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=green>[http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G13/NY#H01 ''Green Papers'', "NY District 1", accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>
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Demos {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|1st District]]. Demos {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=green>[http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G13/NY#H01 ''Green Papers'', "NY District 1," accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>
  
Demos is endorsed by former New York Governor George Pataki.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/george-pataki-backs-tim-bishop-challenger-98143.html ''Politico'', "George Pataki backs Tim Bishop challenger", accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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Demos is endorsed by former New York Governor George Pataki.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/george-pataki-backs-tim-bishop-challenger-98143.html ''Politico'', "George Pataki backs Tim Bishop challenger," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed George Demos on March 7, 2014.<ref>[http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2014/03/giuliani-joins-pataki-in-backing-demos-over-zeldin/ ''NY State of Politics'', "Giuliani Joins Pataki In Backing Demos Over Zeldin (Updated)," accessed March 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://linewsradio.com/mayor-rudy-giuliani-endorses-george-demos-congress/ ''LI News Radio'', "Mayor Rudy Giuliani Endorses George Demos for Congress," accessed March 11, 2014]</ref>
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Rudy Guiliani endorses Demos in this campaign ad.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQvJ_2ojXeE ''YouTube'', "Integrity and Character," accessed April 22, 2014]</ref>
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The U.S. Jobs Council released a campaign ad accusing Demos of taking money from Democratic House Minority Leader [[Nancy Pelosi]].<ref>[http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2014/04/a-super-pac-slams-demos/ ''NY State of Politics'', "A Super PAC Slams Demos," accessed April 22, 2014]</ref>
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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]].<ref>[http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2014/04/zeldin-tv-spot-ties-demos-closely-to-pelosi/ ''NY State of Politics'', "Zeldin TV Spot Ties Demos Closely To Pelosi," accessed April 22, 2014]</ref>
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{{youtube|title=e4GWeWsVnC8|size=250|caption=Lee Zeldin campaign ad attacks Demos}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Demos ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent[[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. He sought nomination on the Republican ticket but withdrew before the primary.
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Demos ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket but withdrew before the primary.
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==Campaign donors==
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{{George Demos 2014 FEC}}
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==Personal==
 
==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.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/wealthy_republican_candidates_seek_house-228665-1.html?pos=hbtxt ''Roll Call'', "Wealthy Republican Candidates Seek House", accessed October 29, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/wealthy_republican_candidates_seek_house-228665-1.html?pos=hbtxt ''Roll Call'', "Wealthy Republican Candidates Seek House," accessed October 29, 2013]</ref>
 
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Revision as of 09:53, 22 April 2014

George Demos
George Demos.jpg
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.

  • 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."

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—George Demos, [5]

Elections

2014

BattlegroundRace.jpg
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.[6]

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed George Demos on March 7, 2014.[7][8]

Media

Rudy Guiliani endorses Demos in this campaign ad.[9]


Rudy Giuliani endorsement

The U.S. Jobs Council released a campaign ad accusing Demos of taking money from Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.[10]


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.[11]


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.[12]

George Demos (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[13]October 3, 2013$0.00$1,000,000.00$(0.00)$1,000,000.00
Year End[14]January 31, 2014$1,000,000.00$1,201,510.00$(149,121.80)$2,052,388.20
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$2,052,388.20$35,245.00$(815,686.22)$1,271,946.98
Running totals
$2,236,755$(964,808.02)

**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.[16]

See also

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