Rep. Tom McClintock’s record shows he’s consistently been out-of-step with the values and best interests of California’s 4th District– perhaps because he’s never lived there. McClintock is the definition of a career politician. He’d lived down in Ventura Country for a quarter-century and launched four failed campaigns for statewide office and one for a Southern California congressional seat when, termed out of the State Assembly, he decided to run in CA-04, eventually moving to Elk Grove.
McClintock has been one of the most severely conservative members of Congress, constantly voting to further his ideology at the expense of the district, from backing a tax scam and a health care bill that took aim at hard-working California families to boost billionaires, to failing to support bipartisan legislation to properly fund wildfire suppression efforts. It’s time to elect someone who actually understands the 4th District and will fight to improve the lives of its residents.
As a fifth-generation Northern Californian, Jessica Morse is that leader. She is a national security strategist who is committed to serving our country and giving a voice to CA-04 families. Morse is a proven fighter who will stand up for her community by working across the aisle on real solutions to fund wildfire prevention, expand economic opportunity, ensure access to quality health care, and pass comprehensive immigration reform.
See how Rep. Tom McClintock’s record compares to challenger Jessica Morse on key issues:
Rep. Tom McClintock
- Passed a tax scam that hands the top 1% an average cut of $55,000, while hiking taxes on millions in the middle class. The law will add $1.9 trillion to our deficit, setting the stage for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
Has been in lock-step with the gun lobby—including votes to weaken the background check system and to force states with strong gun laws to comply with lax gun laws from other states—earning an ‘A’ rating from the NRA since 2010 and promoting extreme pro-gun views in the wake of tragedy.
Proposed drastic restrictions on critical nutrition assistance programs.
Will fight for a path to citizenship for DREAMers and work across the aisle on comprehensive, bipartisan reforms to fix our broken immigration system.
Has vowed to protect and improve upon the Affordable Care Act to realize its goal of universal access to primary care, and to support rural health providers.
Plans to level the playing field and expand access to opportunity by equipping workers with the skills employers need and investing in high speed internet to rural communities.
Will protect the region’s rural water systems by improving infrastructure, invest in water conservation efforts, and preserve state and local laws to prevent special interests from overriding the public interest.
Supports common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence, including strengthening the background check system and banning weapons of war.
We can help elect Jessica Morse in November, but it won’t happen on its own.
It’ll take people like you stepping up to ensure your neighbors, family, and friends understand what’s at stake in this election, make a plan to vote, and join this fight.
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CA-04 in the News
"President Donald Trump’s agenda hasn’t been kind to blue states. And it’s been particularly rough on California [...] after months spent trying to repeal Obamacare, ceding the immigration debate to hardliners, and passing a tax bill that disadvantages more high-tax states, [California’s 14 Republican members of the House] have a lot to defend.”
"McClintock tells undocumented student best path to citizenship is to leave U.S."
“[McClintock] told us the sole reasons for the mass shooting was ‘deprivation of human life and crazy people.’ He offered no solution and told us that the youth of America could do nothing to help.” - El Dorado High School freshman Annabel Chloe Sinead Maguire, 15