( David Pollock in a commercial)
I don't normally post entire fundraiser emails from candidates but I enjoyed the Pollock campaign bringing up the fact that Rep. Elton Gallegly doesn't hold town hall meetings. Their campaign claims he has never held a townhall meeting since he was elected to Congress. I don't know if that is true but I doubt the Gallegly campaign wants to discuss why he doesn't hold townhall meetings.
Here is the email:
In 2012, Congressman Elton Gallegly will have inadequately served Ventura County, California and the United States for 26 years. Elton has committed his time in Congress toward an unusual cause: making a career out of unresponsive and indifferent behavior toward his constituents. But don't bother registering a complaint - Elton hasn't held a town hall meeting since 1986.
Voters across our country are fed up with politicians like Gallegly, because they can't even work together when they agree on something. This time it was the payroll tax cut - something most Americans supported.
At first, Gallegly pretended like he would vote for it:
Representative Elton Gallegly, a California Republican, said the package could win his support because of additional savings that would be found by cutting tax benefits...1
And then he voted against it - playing politics with our paychecks in the process.
Republicans like Gallegly are so obsessed with defeating President Obama that they work against him even when they agree with him. This time, we shamed them into consenting with the American people. But we literally can't afford to keep doing it.
Independent redistricting has turned Gallegly into a vulnerable incumbent. But judging by his comments and choices, he still doesn't get it.
Fortunately, there's a better way forward. My husband is a practical progressive with a proven history of working across the aisle. And he has been repeatedly elected from one of Ventura County's more conservative communities - because the voters trust him to do what's right.
David's also been called many things in his life. California School Board Association President. Mayor Pro Tem. Aerospace expert. Flight instructor. Bad News Bear. Husband. Dad.
He got into public life for the right reasons - his concern for his children's schools led him to successfully doing something about it. It's not enough to just elect a Democrat - we need to elect the best candidate, someone who genuinely represents our interests.
A new year means a fresh start. Let's make this upcoming 26th year Gallegly's last. Inject some common sense into Congress with David through your contribution of $26, $52, $260 or more. And with the Dec. 31st deadline coming up, you can help us start 2012 strong.
Ventura County can do its part to clean up Washington. Let's just elect the right person the first time.
Nurse and proud wife of David Pollock
1Steven Sloan and Richard Rubin. Boehner Says He's 'Confident' Payroll Tax Cut Can Pass House. Thursday, December 8, 2011. SF Chronicle with Bloomberg News
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