One of Washington’s most influential conservative policy institutes came out criticizing the record of U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert on federal spending and called for his removal from a key House GOP leadership committee.
â€œSocial Security isnâ€™t some sort of lab specimen for career politicians in Washington to experiment with,â€ Hedrick said. â€œMy opponent voted to implement President Bushâ€™s privatization plan, but I stand with the people in telling Congress and Ken Calvert to keep their hands off Social Security.â€
At least it sure seems that way. Ken Calvert seems to think heâ€™s running against Nancy Pelosi on November 2nd. But heâ€™s not. Heâ€™s running against Bill Hedrick. For Congress. To help clear-up Calvertâ€™s confusion, we here at Team Hedrick have made this short ‘educational’ video to help clear up the Congressman’s confusion. And we thought you might like to see it too.
Orange County is one of the most pivotal electoral battlegrounds in the nation as Democrats struggle to maintain majorities in the State Assembly and Congress. Despite minimal support from the Democratic Party leadership, Orange County has great potential to fare well in the November elections. The Obama 2008 campaign did better in Orange County than any other Democratic presidential candidate in history, raising eyebrows among some party activists.
Democratic congressional candidate Bill Hedrick challenged Republican Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-44) to either end his planned egregious abuse of taxpayer-funded Congressional mailers during the weeks leading up to Election Day, or pay taxpayers back the minimum $35,000 in public funds it’ll cost – enough for an average starting salary for a teacher.
Democratic Congressional candidate Bill Hedrick today admonished his opponent, Republican Ken Calvert, for $16,725 in campaign contributions received from the oil industry this election cycle and for a $4000 contribution received from BP apologist Joe Bartonâ€™s PAC. Hedrick called on Calvert to give $20,725 received in oil industry contributions to small businesses in gulf region.
Instead of engaging in a real dialogue about the fundamental differences we have when it comes to energy policy and offshore drilling â€“ me adamantly opposed to drilling Californiaâ€™s coast and Calvert adamantly for – he wasted no time resorting the same dirty political tricks that desperate candidates use when they canâ€™t run from their record.