ENCINITAS, Calif.—The campaign to repeal California’s gas-tax increase was outspent roughly 10 to one and faced an onslaught of negative ads but the outcome appeared too close to call in the final days of the election.
The leading organizer of California’s gas-tax repeal on Monday pledged to lead a recall effort against state Attorney General Xavier Becerra for writing what he called a purposefully deceptive title for the ballot measure.
Katie Porter, the university professor and Democratic candidate running against Rep. Mimi Walters (R., Calif.), did not sign the ballot initiative to get a gas-tax repeal proposal on the ballot even though she vocally opposed higher gas taxes in a campaign ad.
Organizers for the campaign to repeal California’s latest gas-tax increase are hitting back at opponents who say eliminating the tax hike would pose a danger to public safety by cutting funding for road and bridge projects across the state.
Katie Porter, a university professor and Democratic candidate running against Rep. Mimi Walters (R., Calif.), dismissed the gas-tax repeal campaign in California as a GOP distraction four months before she vocally opposed higher gas taxes in a campaign ad.
Organizers of the campaign to repeal California’s latest gas-tax increase are accusing the state’s transportation department of illegally directing one of its contractors to stop traffic on a major highway to pass out leaflets opposing the repeal.
California Democrat Gil Cisneros, who is running in a tight open-seat contest in a conservative-leaning district, is facing criticism for campaigning with a state senator recalled for his vote raising gas taxes across the state.
California’s GOP-led campaign to repeal the most recent state gas tax hike has Democratic candidates on the defensive, despite the liberal party’s massive fundraising advantage.
Organizers of a measure to overturn a 12-cent gas tax in California are expanding their campaign to shine a spotlight on government waste and abuse in transportation spending in the Golden State, an effort they hope will boost GOP turn-out efforts in the fall’s elections.
Simmering anger over California Democrats’ passage of a $52 billion gas tax and soaring prices at the pump were the driving force that propelled GOP businessman John Cox to a surprisingly solid second-place finish in the gubernatorial contest Tuesday night, according to several Republican strategists.