Carl DeMaio announces run for Congress

Carl #DeMaio announces run for #Congress

[trib_ndn vid=24853987]SAN DIEGO — Former San Diego City Councilman and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio today formally announced his candidacy for the 2014 race for the 52nd Congressional District.

demaioIn confirming his long-rumored plans to run for Congress, DeMaio, who is openly gay, called for his party to focus on economic issues rather than lifestyle questions.

“I see myself as a `new generation Republican’ who wants to challenge the party to focus on pocket-book, economic and quality of life issues in a more positive and inclusive way, rather than issues that are frankly none of the government’s business in the first place,” he said.

DeMaio, 38, said he would email the statement at 10 a.m. to more than 12,000 supporters, as well as announce his decision via postings on social media websites.

[trib_ndn vid=24851991]The Orange County-native hopes to unseat freshman Congressman Scott Peters, D-San Diego, also a former San Diego City…

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