In a press release Greg Gandrud has called out Pedro Nava for avoiding him. Click on continue reading to see it. Do you like that I post the full press releases from most campaigns? I don't want to tell you what campaigns said as much as show you what they said.
I do feel that serious challengers should have a chance to debate their opponents. So, my question is has Greg Gandrud shown he is a serious challenger in this campaign? I don't live in that district so it is difficult to get a proper assessment.
Click here to see a Q and A with Greg Gandrud that he did on my blog.
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Pedro Nava Dodges Voters
Incumbent Can't be Trusted on Key Issues
Carpinteria, California: This week Pedro Nava continued his theme of not speaking to voters and openly avoiding his opponent, accountant Gregory Gandrud. While Mr. Gandrud has been walking precincts and speaking to voters each weekend in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, Mr. Nava has done nothing except run and hide. When asked this week about why he has refused to show up to 4 public forums with Mr. Gandrud, Nava blatantly lied to the Ventura County Reporter:
...Nava takes an if-it-isn't-broke-don't-fix-it attitude, with a preference to making policy over making appearances.
"I just find that a better investment for my time, for the benefit of my constituency," Nava says, "is to work on their behalf..."
The problem for Mr. Nava is that the system is broken and that he is part of the problem we need to fix. While Nava told the California Association of Political Centrists he could not commit to any dates because of the budget crisis, he still found time to travel outside of the district to attend a partisan political event in Long Beach on September 13th.
Most recently, Mr. Nava was a no-show at a recent UCSB political forum, citing a scheduling conflict. The "scheduling conflict" actually turned out to be a personal vacation.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008. For immediate release