VACAVILLE — State Assemblyman Dan Logue says polling puts him 2 percent ahead of Rep. John Garamendi in the 3rd Congressional District race – and he told the Vaca Valley Tea Party that if Garamendi wins re-election the Democratic congressman will take money from the rice industry and other growers to fund progressives in politics.
“They’re going to build up a war chest to snuff you guys out,” Logue said.
He also warned that Democrats will try to get conservatives to turn against each other and urged avoiding that trap.
The enemy isn’t Speaker of the House John Boehner or other Republicans but “Nancy frigging Pelosi,” Logue said Wednesday at the tea party meeting in Vacaville.
Logue, R-Loma Rica, said he is 63 and has been involved in conservative politics since the age of 12 when his father was a delegate at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, where Barry Goldwater was nominated as the GOP presidential candidate in 1964.
“Like to take back your country?” Logue asked at the start of his talk. “This is the year we take back our country,” he continued.
He told tea party members they could be home watching TV but instead came to the meeting.
That’s what he loves about the tea party meeting participants, Logue said. “You get it.”
The Republican congressional candidate said he spoke to graduating Yuba City High School students and had wondered how he’d reach the diverse young people who included Hispanic, Laotian and Hmong students.
“I’m going to tell the story of America – of freedom,” Logue said he decided.
“In America you can write your own script” as conservative figure Dinesh D’Souza said, Logue told students.
Logue quoted words in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” when the central character is advised to “earn this” – to be worthy of the lives lost to save his.
“When I got done – not because I’m a good speaker – those kids couldn’t stop cheering,” Logue said. “They were starving to hear this.”
He said as a state lawmaker he’s fought the hostile climate against business in the state Capitol. California loves to hunt, he said – the state loves to track down small businesses.
Logue said almost 60 percent of voters in the 3rd Congressional District oppose President Barack Obama.
“We have a really great chance of winning,” he said of the Nov. 4 election.
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