FAIRFIELD — Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville, spent Wednesday traveling the 3rd Congressional District to announce his plans to challenge Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, in the next election.
First on that stop was the Solano County Government Center, where a group of supporters gathered to hear his plans to bring jobs to residents and keep businesses from leaving for Texas and Tennessee. He later stopped in Davis before a rally on his home turf of Yuba City.
“This is where we kick off the game,” Logue said in a speech near the fountain outside the Government Center. “The left has had their chance. And they have failed.”
Logue continually said regulatory agencies are getting in the way of small businesses thriving and vowed to relax some of the power from groups such as the Environmental Protection Agency.
He accused Garamendi of “wrapping his arms around Obamacare,” a nickname for the federal Affordable Care Act, and suggested that businesses get credits for providing health care for those who wouldn’t normally receive it. Logue chairs the Assembly Health Committee.
Logue said a good part of his campaign will focus on Solano County. He acknowledged the importance of Travis Air Force Base and said he’s familiar with working on military issues because Beale Air Force Base is in his region.
The 3rd Congressional District includes Solano, Yolo, Sutter, Colusa, Sacramento, Glenn, Yuba and Lake counties. The primary vote in in June 2014. The general election is in November 2014.
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