Jeff Gorell has announced he is running against Julia Brownley.
Click on continue reading for the email he sent out.
Tony Strickland endorsed him. As I posted before there was a deal that Tony Strickland would not run against Julia Brownley. But does this mean he plans to run in another district? I believe this makes it more likely that Buck McKeon is retiring.
This also opens up a highly competitive State Assembly seat.
Jeff Gorell has positioned himself as a moderate Republican. He has said he supports immigration reform. What issues do you want to have him explain his position? I would like these three positions explained:
1. Does he believe that climate change is influenced by human activity?
2. What should the federal government do about Marriage Equality?
3. Would he vote to repeal Obamacare or improve it?
I personally like Jeff Gorell. I think the Republican Party needs more leaders like him. But Congress is a partisan position. A good question to ask yourself is if you would prefer Speaker Pelosi or Speaker Boehner. Is Jeff Gorell so past partisanship that he will not pledge to support Speaker Boehner? That would be refreshing.
Jeff Gorell supports immigration reform. The votes appear to be in the House for it. The bill passed the Senate. If Speaker Boehner allowed a vote it could pass. If Jeff Gorell is going to work against partisanship he needs to challenge it in both parties.
In other news a Republican from Simi Valley, Rafael Dagnesses ,is planning to move to the district to run in the primary with Jeff Gorell and Julia Brownley. My instinct is to dismiss him. But should I? He has earned endorsements from some Simi Valley Republican elected officials. But being that he nor those supporters live in the district I am not sure what to think.
A Republican moving out of Simi Valley to run and Tony Strickland moving back to Simi Valley to run? That is funny.
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