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The Middle-Class Defense Coalition tried to talk to Rep. Elton Gallegly but they talked to an intern instead. They want him to support a tax on Wall Street instead of cuts to important government programs.
Elton Gallegly is the only area legislator, of either party, that refuses to hold open and scheduled townhall events. If you want to ask him a question you could pay to attend a fundraiser. His party leaders including Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan both hold townhall meetings. A claim that he is busier than them isn't convincing.
With this type of attitude towards taking questions in public I don't think he will be interested in running against House Armed Services Chair Rep. Buck McKeon in a Republican district or running against a Democrat in a very competitive district. The competitive district is most of Ventura County excluding his home city of Simi Valley. After criticizing multiple opponents over the years for moving to a district to run is he really going to do the same? Besides, what type of candidate would he be if he won't take questions at public townhall meetings? That might have worked in a Republican district but it won't work in a competitive district.
Republicans donating money to him might want access to him but if they want to help elect a candidate that has announced future plans to keep running for office I would suggest State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell or State Senator Tony Strickland. Both have announced they plan to run again and could use the funds.