State Sen. Gaines represents Tea Party | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

State Sen. Gaines represents Tea Party

State Senator Ted Gaines hosted a “Town Hall Meeting” at the board of supervisors’ chambers Wednesday evening, May 22, attended almost exclusively by red-shirted Tea Party members. In jeans and plaid shirt, he seemed young and personable.

Gaines talked straight Republican party line. He’s all about government accountability (not corporate accountability). He regrets the defeat of Prop. 32, which would have banned union dues deductions without affecting corporations. He hates taxes, regulations and any public benefits that might cost public money — high-speed rail, air quality control, etc.

But Gaines loves guns and opposes any legislation to limit access to weapons or ammunition. He did allow that criminals should have their guns taken away.



Asked about amending the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that declared corporations “persons” and money “speech,” he appeared not to know about it! Asked what measures he supports to avert catastrophic climate change that 97 percent of climate scientists agree is human-caused, he said he’s a skeptic and waits until China cleans up its air.

Gaines’ wife, Beth, represents Assembly District 6. Our Senate District 1 extends to Oregon and Nevada. We need someone to represent all of us, not just their corporate campaign contributors.




Carol Kuczora, Communications Committee

Nevada County Democratic Central Committee


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Letters

Fran Freedle: Save California

|

According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, more than 4 million illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children live in our sanctuary state, and it’s no wonder why.



See more