Campaign Updates

Hillary Clinton Strongly Endorses Salud Carbajal for Congress

Today, Hillary Clinton announced her strong support for Salud Carbajal in the 24th Congressional District.   Clinton understands that we are stronger together and with Salud Carbajal in Congress, she knows she’ll have a partner who will focus on finding solutions to the issues our country faces and grow an economy that works for everyone. “I am very proud to endorse Salud Carbajal for California’s 24th District in the House of Representatives,” said Hillary Clinton. “As president, I’ll need partners like Salud in Congress who are committed to fighting wage discrimination, taking on the threat of climate change, and building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. “Salud’s Republican opponent, like Donald Trump, has promoted dangerous ideas, including …

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Barack Obama Endorses Salud Carbajal for Congress in CA-24

Today, Barack Obama announced his support for Salud Carbajal in the race to represent California’s 24th Congressional District. Obama recognizes Carbajal’s long record of public service advocating for Central Coast working and middle-class families and fighting to protect our coastline. Obama previously appointed Carbajal to serve on the President’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. “I’m proud to endorse Salud Carbajal for the United States House of Representatives,” said Barack Obama. “In Congress, Salud will be the kind of progressive leader we need to build on all of the progress we’ve made over the last eight years to create a stronger, safer, fairer country for our children. Salud is a fighter for Central Coast working families, and will fight for a …

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New Carbajal Ad – Fareed Too Late To Disown Trump

Today, Salud Carbajal’s campaign for the 24th Congressional District, released a new television ad exposing Justin Fareed’s politically calculating move, attempting to distance himself from Donald Trump. Justin Fareed endorsed Donald Trump for President in the Montecito Journal in May of this year. After months of criticism for Fareed’s endorsement of Donald Trump, he is only now pulling his support for the candidate after public outrage over now infamous tapes were released of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault. In the past few days, Trump has been accused of sexually assaulting two women, hitting on 10-year-old girls and walking in on “half-naked” Miss USA contestants. Fareed seems to think that since pulling his support for Donald Trump this week, he is off the hook from disavowing the latest revelations about a candidate …

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The San Luis Obispo Tribune Endorses Salud Carbajal for Congress

The Tribune endorses Salud Carbajal for Congress   EXCERPTS: Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, the Democratic nominee for Congress, is the clear choice to succeed Rep. Lois Capps. His military service and his background in counseling have made him keenly aware of the challenges facing veterans, especially when it comes to medical care. On the Board of Supervisors, Carbajal developed a reputation for his ability to work with his conservative colleagues to pass programs such as a climate change action plan, health insurance for uninsured children and increased funding for mental health and homeless services. That speaks well of his ability to forge bipartisan relationships. Another plus: Though he’s from Santa Barbara, Carbajal is extremely knowledgeable about issues unique to …

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Ventura County Star Endorses Salud Carbajal

Editorial: Elect Carbajal in 24th House district EXCERPTS: [Carbajal is] the best choice to continue making sure the needs of our county, and the 24th District, are addressed by Congress and federal agencies. His priorities mirror those of the national Democratic Party platform: economic opportunity, education, comprehensive immigration reform and climate change. Carbajal will be a solid vote for those core value issues, although he says he is not an ideologue, particularly when it comes to issues that affect the Central Coast. Carbajal promises to “do what is right” when it comes to his votes. He wants to reach across the aisle to Republican members of Congress to get to know them personally in the hopes of building a trust …

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Santa Barbara Independent Endorses Salud Carbajal

2016 Election Endorsements Congress: Salud Carbajal EXCERPTS: Experience counts and knowledge matters, but most important is performance. Judging by any of these standards, Salud Carbajal is by far the best and most obvious choice in the race for the 24th Congressional District. He is uncommonly accessible and knowledgeable about the issues. No one in the County Administration building works harder. Most candidates nowadays promise to reach across the aisle…fewer have had any real, long-term experience doing it, especially in this new normal of partisan gridlock. Salud Carbajal is the exception. He has proved over and over that he possesses a rare ability to craft solutions to problems acceptable to both parties. Supervisor Carbajal, who attended UCSB, was the first in his …

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Governor Jerry Brown Endorses Salud Carbajal

On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown announced his support for Salud Carbajal in the race to represent California’s 24th Congressional District. Governor Brown recognizes Salud Carbajal’s commitment to helping middle-class families get ahead and his experience leading efforts to combat the devastating effects of climate change. Carbajal served with Governor Brown on President Obama’s task force on climate preparedness and resilience. Brown also appointed Carbajal to California’s State Seismic Safety Commission. “We need Congress to work together and solve problems for the American people,” said Governor Brown. “I am strongly endorsing Salud Carbajal because he has a proven track record of working across party lines to get things done.” “I am honored to have Governor Brown’s support in this election,” …

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Fund to End Gun Violence Endorses Salud Carbajal for Congress

Today, Senator Chris Murphy’s Fund to End Gun Violence announced their endorsement of Salud Carbajal, candidate for Congress in California’s 24th District. First announced earlier this year, the Fund to End Gun Violence will direct grassroots support to House and Senate candidates who support commonsense measures to stop the epidemic of gun violence that kills thousands of Americans each year. “We all remember a time not that long ago when Democrats avoided talking about guns – especially as candidates in competitive campaigns. But this year has marked a sea change in the fight to reduce gun violence. With ninety percent of voters behind us, Democrats are finally going on offense,” said Senator Chris Murphy. “I’m proud to support Salud Carbajal because he’s …

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Carbajal Serves as a Voice for Veterans in New Television Spot

Today, Supervisor Salud Carbajal’s campaign for the 24th Congressional District released its first television ad since the primary election, highlighting his commitment to Central Coast veterans. As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Carbajal understands the challenges veterans face and will serve as a voice for veterans in Washington. In April, Carbajal outlined his policy priorities in Congress to address the needs of our nation’s veterans, including modernizing the Department Veterans Affairs, expanding veterans’ educational opportunities and investing in mental health programs for returning veterans. “I joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to protect the country that has given me the opportunities to build a better life for myself and for my family,” said Supervisor Carbajal. “In Congress, I …

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CA Peace Officers, Santa Barbara Sheriffs’ Deputies Back Salud Carbajal for Congress

Endorsements signal strong support among public safety officials and organizations throughout the Central Coast Today, Salud Carbajal’s campaign announced the endorsement of two prominent law enforcement groups for the 24th Congressional District seat.  The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), representing more than 64,000 California public safety members and the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff’s Association join retiring Congresswoman Lois Capps in addition to many more community leaders and groups endorsing Carbajal’s campaign. We have worked collaboratively with Salud Carbajal for over two decades,” said Mike Durant, President of PORAC. “Our public safety officers are proud to support him in his campaign for Congress.  We trust Salud to continue working with us to keep our communities safe.  He has worked …

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