Kaloogian for Congress
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Upon the resignation of former Congressman Duke Cunningham, the Honorable Howard Kaloogian, who served as State Assemblyman for northern San Diego County from 1994-2000, has officially announced his candidacy for the 50th Congressional district in California. The special election is being held to replace the disgraced former Congressman Duke Cunningham. Howard Kaloogian, gain some notoriety for several botched PR fiascos including an obvious Photoshoped image of him with President Bush posted on his web site. In addition there was an image showing "a busy urban street scene" which he claimed to have recently taken in downtown Baghdad, to show how "calm" and "stable" the city was during his visit. The "Baghdad" image was removed after bloggers at the Daily Kos noted that the image was actually taken in Istanbul. Kaloogian later said using the photo was "a stupid mistake." It makes you wonder if all the endorsements he posted on his site were real.
Voters of the 50th Congressional Seat
I would be honored if you would join the growing support for my campaign to represent the people of the 50th Congressional District of California. These are challenging times for America, and I believe my experience, accomplishment, beliefs and dedication put me ahead of the other prospective candidates. Our first priority must be our National Security, which begins by Securing our Borders here at home, while supporting our troops AND their mission overseas.
My political hero, Ronald Reagan, made a profound statement in his farewell address to the nation. He said, 'My friends: We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference.' When you think about Ronald Reagan, you just think about the ways in which he made a difference ' facing down world communism and ushering in a new era of political freedom across the globe; renewing confidence in capitalism and free markets so that they are taking the world by storm; and infecting all of us with his sense of optimism and destiny for America's future.
When I gave up my private law practice dedicated to helping our senior citizens plan for their financial needs, I was determined to make a difference when it came to public service. Unlike so many politicians who seek office for the purpose of holding the office, I have seen public service as an opportunity to make a difference that will better everyone's life. That is why I have worked so tirelessly with others to maximize the chance we could really make a difference in people's lives. I didn't back off from the tough challenges, but relished them.
Whether it was leading the effort in the Legislature to tackle pension reform, in almost the same way now proposed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, or as leader of the Recall Gray Davis Committee, or standing up to CBS as the head of Defend Reagan to get them to stop the inaccurate anti-Reagan movie from being shown, or heading up Move America Forward to support our troops and ensure America stays strong in the war against international terrorism. None of these battles are easy, but they require dedication, leadership and energy to take them all on. That is the same vigor I will bring to being a Congressman.
The 50th Congressional District is almost identical to the Assembly District I represented and won six different times. I know the district; I know the people; I am a proven leader for them already. They know that they will get aggressive and strong leadership in Congress. I hope as you review this website you will come on board and become one of my supporters. Together, we can do a lot to make America continue as that shining city on a hill.
God bless you and God bless America,
About Howard Kaloogian
The Honorable Howard Kaloogian has been a successful businessman, educator, attorney and conservative political leader. He has developed a national following with his dedication to public service and his keen and insightful analysis of current events.
Kaloogian served the people of California as a Republican Member of the California State Assembly from 1994-2000 after a successful business career helping senior citizens with their estate planning. Kaloogian was selected as Assistant Republican Leader, where he led the fight for smaller government and lower taxes.
Assemblyman Kaloogian made history as Chairman of the Recall Gray Davis Committee, an effort which ousted Democrat Governor Gray Davis from office. Kaloogian set up the Recall Gray Davis Committee and its website, www.RecallGrayDavis.com, even fighting off members of his own party who were too timid to act. Davis became the first statewide elected official recalled in California’s history.
Kaloogian soon thereafter teamed up with his ally from the Recall Gray Davis effort, Melanie Morgan of KSFO 560 AM to launch the non-profit, pro-troop organization, Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org). The organization has grown to become one of the leading voices supporting our troops and their missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
Considering Ronald Reagan to be one of his political heroes, Kaloogian agreed to lead the Defend Reagan Committee (website: www.DefendReagan.org). He led hundreds of thousands of Reagan supporters across America to fight against the smear campaign waged against Reagan by CBS, Viacom and Showtime with their anti-Reagan production, “The Reagans.” So many Reagan supporters flooded the offices of CBS and their sponsors with complaints that the movie was cancelled on network television.
A champion of Proposition 13 and taxpayer hero, Kaloogian is a leading voice for fiscal responsibility, individual freedoms and conservative values. Kaloogian has advanced the issues important to him and the people of California as a conservative radio talk show host, noted convention speaker and documentary host. He is a frequent lecturer on topics surrounding economics and the detrimental effects of over regulation and stifling levels of taxation.
Kaloogian has received significant praise for his efforts to reduce the income tax burden facing families and small businesses in the state, including his work to develop a California Flat Tax to eliminate tax loopholes and lower the tax burden on all Californians.