ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Three Solid Conservatives for Re-Election in California Ken Calvert, Young Kim and Michelle Steel for Congress
For Immediate Release: May 31, 2022
Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement for re-election of three excellent Members of Congress: Ken Calvert in California’s 41st Congressional District, Young Kim in California’s 40th Congressional District, and Michelle Steel in California’s 45th Congressional District.
Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “We are thrilled to support Ken Calvert, Young Kim, and Michelle Steel for re-election to Congress because they are all battle-tested leaders who will champion the Tea Party principles of limited government, lower taxes, and fiscal responsibility.
Ken Calvert, California’s 41st Congressional District. “As a former small business owner, Representative Calvert knows thriving small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and he’s committed to advancing a pro-growth agenda that will ensure a strong and stable economy for generations to come.
“He understands the unique challenges in his district, and knows the importance of advocating on behalf of our brave veterans and military personnel. Not only has he proven he can get things done, but he’s a true fighter for conservative principles and is not afraid to stand up to the Pelosi-style politics destroying quality of life for Californians.
“Calvert has been a leader in attempting to fix our broken immigration system, creating E-Verify through legislation and working to make its use mandatory nationwide to stop illegal immigrants from taking California jobs. He believes in strong border control and making sure we have a functional immigration system that welcomes people who come to the U.S. legally.
“As a key ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, Ken Calvert’s voting record of cutting taxes and speaking out against frivolous spending is desperately needed in Washington D.C. We are proud to endorse Representative Calvert and are confident he’ll continue to adhere to our Tea Party principles to promote lasting economic freedom.
Young Kim, California’s 40th Congressional District. “U.S. Representative Young Kim is known as a commonsense problem solver in Washington, a reputation she also earned previously as a California State Assemblywoman. She is focused on the crippling effects of inflation on our citizens and the crippling effects of the tax-and-spend policies of President Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress.
“She knows the failed energy policies of the current Administration are causing devastating effects with soaring gas prices. Kim has called on Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to suspend the nation’s highest state gas tax to give some relief to beleaguered taxpayers. She understands the importance of American energy independence and the dangers of relying upon hostile or oppressive countries to meet our energy needs.
“As a small business owner, Representative Kim knows the only way to truly help small businesses is to get the government out of the way and roll back the oppressive regulations choking the life out of once thriving industries. Unlike the policies of other liberal politicians in California which drive jobs out of state, Representative Kim is committed to creating a business-friendly environment, which will provide opportunities for Californians to prosper.
“Young Kim is a fierce advocate for the free market and is exactly the kind of principled leader we need to stand up to the Washington establishment liberals. We are honored to give Representative Young Kim our strong endorsement.
Michelle Steel, California’s 45th Congressional District. “Representative Steel has shown she’s committed to lowering taxes for Orange County families, and she’s proven time and time again she’s not afraid to stand up to big government liberals whether in Congress, at the State Board of Equalization or at the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Whether fighting at the state, local or federal level, Michelle has been a strong voice for working class families and small business owners in California.
“Michelle Steel has spent her career fighting back against the out of touch policies pushed by liberals which seek to raise taxes that drive-up inflation and grow burdensome and unnecessary government regulations. These policies have failed and have forced Californians to bear the consequences of a weakened economy.
“Michelle’s decades of leadership experience and commitment to reining in runaway spending are needed in Congress. She never ceases to stand up for small businesses and working people because she knows they are the key to a growing economy that provides opportunity for all people.
“I can also personally attest to the character and quality of Michelle Steel who I have known for many years. Her husband, Shawn Steel, and I have been friends since we worked together in Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for Governor of California. Knowing the whole family for so many years makes this endorsement particularly important. We are proud to endorse Representative Steel for re-election,” Russo concluded.
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