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Garamendi raising funds to pay off campaign debt

By Josh Richman
Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 2:32 pm in 2012 Congressional Election, campaign finance, John Garamendi, U.S. House.

With a hard-fought re-election race done, Rep. John Garamendi needs more money to pay off his campaign debts.

Garamendi, D-Fairfield, will hold a fundraising luncheon Monday at an Italian restaurant in South San Francisco, seeking from $500 to $2,500 per person.

Garamendi fended off a challenge from Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann, a Republican, in the newly drawn 3rd Congressional District. He finished with 54.1 percent of the vote to Vann’s 45.9 percent, according to still-unofficial results scheduled to be certified next week.

As of Oct. 17 – the final reporting deadline before the election – Garamendi’s campaign had outspent Vann’s by about 43 percent, but had only $112,698 cash on hand with $132,354 in outstanding debts and obligations.

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  • Rick K.

    Typical “Live Shot” Garamendi — overspend and then cry poor. No one should give him a dime. Garamendi lives in a palatial home in the Delta (so big that it infamously is in two congressional districts, as he has repeatedly claimed). He allegedly made boatloads of $$$ as “Washington, DC investment partner” from 1998-2001, yet he refuses to explain to anyone what he actually did for Yucaipa Co. Look at

    A bunch of union cronies likely will bail “Live Shot” out. The 2014, 2016, etc. elections could be tough for him as district residents figure out that he really doesn’t give a darn about them (too busy bloviating on MSNBC) and the Davis crowd figures out that he’s no “progressive”. Once people figure out his role in the Exec Life scandal (where he essentially admitted to being grossly negligent as state insurance commissioner), he’d be lucky if he got elected dogcatcher anywhere.