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Torrance, CA – Republican David Hadley sure seems to like those anti-immigration Republicans in his party. Trump has called Mexicans rapists and has repeatedly called for building a wall with Mexico. Yet, Hadley never really forcefully denounced him. Now, Hadley has taken $1,000 from Governor Pete Wilson, a prime supporter of California Proposition 187, a 1994 law that would have denied public services to illegal immigrants if it had been found constitutional.
Pretty sure Hadley won’t denounce or give back that money from Pete Wilson. Why? Because he, too, agrees with their anti-immigrant beliefs. Hadley even proudly keynoted the notoriously anti-immigrant Freedom Center retreat with a speech called, “How Conservatives Can Win in California.”
“I’m sure the voters in the 66th District would like to know that David Hadley has been hanging around with these extreme anti-immigration Republicans. As the saying goes, you are the company you keep. He needs to denounce all that Pete Wilson stands for, and return that money. Otherwise he has just proven what we all know to be true: that he is hiding his true record. He is too extreme for the South Bay,” says Mike Shimpock, campaign consultant.
Hadley’s failure to speak truthfully about his record is just another example of how out-of-touch he is with this moderate, bipartisan district:
- Repeatedly voted against funding for our schools
- Voted in lockstep with his extremist Republican colleagues against laws to protect our beaches and air from pollution and oil spills
- Refused to support “one person, one vote” protections for voters
- Took $25,000 from the oil companies and opposed clean air regulations
- Voted with Republicans to cut Health Insurance for children
- Opposed health care funding for patients suffering from AIDS/HIV
Republican David Hadley was elected by a 0.5% margin in the lowest turnout election in recorded California history with the aid of nearly $1 million in donations from a single billionaire, and has repeatedly voted against the interests of his moderate, bipartisan district.