Hey folks. I am a Ron Paul Republican running in California's new 33rd congressional district, spanning the coast of Los Angeles from Malibu to Palos Verdes.
My only significant opponent is the 37-year incumbent Henry Waxman. He has a strong hold on his seat, however this year with redistricting and the new Prop 14, I do have a path to victory.
Read my bio here. I am running a youth-centric campaign focused on real change.
Mine will be a high-profile race. Having worked before with Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Liberty, I know how to turn this into a nationwide youth campaign, a referendum by the youth on the disastrous political class, represented by my opponent the 37-year incumbent Henry Waxman.
Thanks to Prop 14, on June 5th there will be just one ballot with all the primary contenders on it. On that ballot there will be Waxman, 3 other Democrats, 2 left-leaning third party candidates, and me. As the only Republican, and one with cross-over appeal, I should breeze through the primary. Especially considering Waxman is not campaigning at all, he has no campaign website, and there will be presidential-level turnout for the Republicans and not for the Democrats. It is very possible that I come within a few points of Waxman or even beat him in the primary. As the top two vote-getters, we would still both advance to the general, but I would be in a position to raise millions of dollars nationwide as a young entrepreneur who is making the Waxman seat competitive for the first time since 1974.
The district's registration is 44% Democrat, 28% Republican, 22% Decline to State. Theoretically I could win without a single Democrat vote, although my strong anti-war stance will definitely win Democrats away from Waxman who voted to authorize the Iraq war at the same time I was in the streets protesting against it (pic below).
I just spent many hours writing out a comprehensive, up-to-date strategy for how Ron Paul can win the nomination. Please give it a read and respond with your comments.
I only need about $20,000 to virtually guarantee victory in my primary on June 5th. Please contribute what you can. Or post below and tell me what I can do to earn your support.
I will respond to any questions posted below. Fire away
Here's me in Burlingame this past weekend speaking to the Republican Liberty Caucus of California:
Here's me campaigning in Iowa in December 2007:
Here's me explaining a new field program at the Young Americans for Liberty 2010 National Convention:
Here's me at my first political event in January 2003, protesting the imminent Iraq war:
And here's Joe Rogan wearing the Ron Paul shirt I delivered to his manager a few hours before his recent Tonight Show appearance
I would really appreciate your support. Can you help fill up my FEC report with plenty of $20.12's and $201.20's?