59% of Americans consider themselves "fiscally conservative and socially liberal" (I'm one of them).
Yet here in California, a gerrymandered state results in rule by extremists.
Tom Campbell is one of the last FC/SL Republican politicians left in the state. I would argue that this brand of pragmatic beliefs and policy focus is the California GOP's best shot at regaining relevance, something that even non-Republicans should support, since a credible opposition party is a key asset for any democracy.
Despite facing a massive money disadvantage in comparison to his wealthy competitors, Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner, Campbell is running neck and neck with Whitman in the latest polls. Even more interesting, he's leading Whitman in voters 18-49, despite being (my apologies) a dorky white guy who is a policy wonk.
I've got nothing against Meg Whitman or Steve Poizner, who are successful businesspeople (and you know me--there's few people I admire more than successful businesspeople!). But this state is a mess, and needs someone with ideas AND experience.
Tom Campbell has a real shot in the GOP primary. But what he needs now is money.
That's why I've donated money to Tom's campaign, and will be co-hosting a fundraising event in Atherton on November 3.
I'd like to invite you as my guest. There's no obligation to donate, just to listen (though donations will be greatly appreciated).
If you're interested, let me know quickly--the invitations are going fast.