California’s 48th Congressional District Candidate

John Gabbard, Republican candidate for the 48th Congressional District, Concession Statement

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JOHN GABBARD STATEMENT ON 48TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RACE

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – (June 6, 2018) – Following is a statement issued by John Gabbard, Republican candidate for the 48th Congressional District:

“The voters of the 48th district have spoken and are sending Republican, Dana Rohrabacher, to the general election.  “While this campaign will not go forward, it has been an honor and a privilege to be welcomed into the homes and meet so many of the great people of the 48th.  The outpour of support from across the district has been humbling.” Gabbard said.

“I send my congratulations to Dana Rohrabacher and I hope that Scott Baugh prevails against the deceptive practices of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the second spot in the November election.  I urge them to stay focused on the issues of concern to the voters of this district such as boosting the economy and job growth, supporting legislations that lessen the crush tax burden on Californians, upholding the rule of law and fighting sanctuary states, opposing offshore oil drilling and plans to store spent radioactive fuel at the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station one mile from base housing on Camp Pendleton, as well as address long-running complaints about noise pollution from commercial flights operating out of Long Beach and John Wayne International airports,” Gabbard added.

“This is a district of enormous potential filled with hardworking families and businesses, each striving to make our communities safe, prosperous and examples for the rest of California. I know they will make the right choice and send a representative who will work with the Trump administration on advancing a conservative agenda,” Gabbard said.

After serving in the Marine Corps and being honorably discharged with the rank of Major, Gabbard worked in the homebuilding industry, where he successfully bought, entitled or developed over 20,000 homes throughout the 48th District and California, giving him a first-hand view on the impact of burdensome regulations in crushing housing affordability and availability of new housing.

He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and is married to Renee Gabbard and they have two children. Renee is a breast cancer survivor and John’s mother, Susan, a nurse, lost her battle with breast cancer in 1994, which has made women’s health a cornerstone of his campaign.

The 48th Congressional District which stretches across a diverse part of Orange County, California and encompasses the communities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Midway City and reaches down the coast to Laguna Niguel. For more information, please go to www.johngabbardforcongress.com or on Facebook @JohnGabbardforCongress and Twitter @GabbardCongress.

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John Gabbard Denounces DCCC/SEIU Campaign Effort Using Him in 48th Congressional District Race

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Blasts Use of Robocallers as More Beltway Trickery

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – (June 1, 2018) – John Gabbard, a former U.S. Marine officer, builder and small business owner, blasted a surreptitious $140,000 last-ditch effort by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to use his candidacy in an effort to save failing Democratic campaigns in the 48th Congressional District with an ad campaign utilizing automated robocalls he has denounced during his campaign.

“I promised the voters in the 48th district this campaign would focus on them and the issues we face.  I also promised that I would never subject them to robocalls and I kept that promise, but the DCCC has seen fit to impose this obnoxious tactic with a last-ditch effort to save the floundering campaigns of the Democratic candidates that will be shut out of the general election after June 5th,” Gabbard said. “The DCCC machine is bringing its classic unethical tricks from the swamp in Washington to the shores of Orange County. Much like their calls to impeach the President, this is another example of the Democrats resorting to parlor tricks because they have nothing left to give to the American people. No wonder the Democratic Party is failing.”

Recent federal campaign finance reporting disclosed expenditures by the DCCC/SEIU totaling almost $140,000 in advertising and phone banking in support of Gabbard’s campaign.

Gabbard has campaigned by emphasizing his long ties to the district and key issues he wanted to tackle including boosting the economy and job growth, supporting tax reform, fighting sanctuary states, opposing offshore oil drilling and plans to store spent radioactive fuel at the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, as well as address long-running complaints about noise pollution from commercial flights operating out of Long Beach and John Wayne International airports.

Besides the promise not to use robocalling, a practice widely detested by voters, Gabbard has also pushed hard at the need for federal term limits, including a 12-year limit for representatives to weaken the special interests that dominate Washington, DC now. 

“I’m a political outsider and my introduction to politics now includes this effort by the Democratic party to not run on its ideas, but instead use dirty tricks in an effort to confuse voters,” Gabbard added. “I have personally walked virtually this entire district every day since the middle of March and met thousands of people who have real every-day problems and concerns such as crime, job security and trying to grow their small businesses. If the Democratic party bosses in Washington can’t talk about the issues concerning voters in this district, then they need to stay out of this race.”

After serving in the Marine Corps and being honorably discharged with the rank of Major, Gabbard worked in the homebuilding industry, where he successfully bought, entitled or developed over 20,000 homes throughout the 48th District and California, giving him a first-hand view on the impact of burdensome regulations in crushing housing affordability and availability of new housing.

He earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California and is married to Renee Gabbard with two children. Renee is a breast cancer survivor and John’s mother, Susan, a nurse, lost her battle with breast cancer in 1994, which has made women’s health a cornerstone of his campaign.

John Gabbard is a running for the 48th Congressional District which stretches across a diverse part of Orange County, California and encompasses the communities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Midway City and reaches down the coast to Laguna Niguel. For more information, please go to www.johngabbardforcongress.com or on Facebook @JohnGabbardforCongress and Twitter @GabbardCongress.

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John Gabbard Launches TV Ad Campaign to Kick Off Race for 48th Congressional District

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Spot Emphasizes Need for Change and Ending Do-Nothing Representatives

LAGUNA BEACH, CA(April 30, 2018) – John Gabbard, a former U.S. Marine officer, builder and small business owner, launched his campaign for the 48th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher with a television ad campaign highlighting his experience and need to toss out representatives who have grown too comfortable in their jobs for the past three decades.

“I’m a life-long Republican. I’m a dad and a husband and a Marine who served our nation for 17 years,” Gabbard said. “I’m a business owner and nothing is more important than a strong economy. In Congress I will fight for policies that create good paying jobs and promote economic growth for all of us.”

Gabbard launched his bid for the seat held by Rohrabacher for the last three decades with a 30-second television spot emphasizing his long ties to the district and key issues he wanted to tackle including boosting the economy and job growth, supporting tax reform, opposing offshore oil drilling and plans to store spent radioactive fuel at the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Gabbard will also push hard at the need for federal term limits, including a 12-year limit for representatives to weaken the special interests that dominate Washington, DC now.

“I’m an outsider, the incumbent has been in office for 30 years, this campaign is about public service, not about self-important politicians,” Gabbard added. “We plan an aggressive ground campaign to go with our media launch and I plan on walking this district and meeting as many people as possible to remind them what a representative is supposed to do, which is to be accessible and accountable to the voters.”

After serving in the Marine Corps and being honorably discharged with the rank of Major, Gabbard worked in the homebuilding industry, where he successfully bought, entitled or developed over 20,000 homes throughout the 48th District and California, giving him a first-hand view on the impact of burdensome regulations in crushing housing affordability and availability of new housing.

He earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California and is married to Renee Gabbard with two children. Renee is a breast cancer survivor and John’s mother, Susan, a nurse, lost her battle with breast cancer in 1994, which has made women’s health a cornerstone of his campaign.

John Gabbard is a running for the 48th Congressional District which stretches across a diverse part of Orange County, California and encompasses the communities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Midway City and reaches down the coast to Laguna Niguel. For more information, please go to www.johngabbardforcongress.com or on Facebook @JohnGabbardforCongress and Twitter @GabbardCongress.

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