Carl DeMaio is smiling because big-money Orange County Republicans such as Dale Dykema and Wayne Lindholm want to give him money.
Ex–San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio, running for Congress against freshman Democrat Scott Peters, has lined up some big GOP stars for a giant Orange County cocktail reception and fundraising bash set for next month at the posh Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine.
Big-name hosts include 79-year-old residential foreclosure king Dale Dykema, who started TD Services back in 1964, the year Barry Goldwater ran for president, and noted writer David Horowitz, born to communist parents and a onetime ardent New Leftist who later rejected that movement and embraced Ronald Reagan. O.C. Lincoln Club president Wayne Lindholm and the Republican national committee’s Shawn Steel are also on board. The tab for cocktail reception tickets starts at $500; admission to a special V.I.P. reception featuring the former San Diego mayoral candidate runs $1000. Host committee status, including four tickets to both events, is pegged at $2600.
Says the invitation: “The keys to the House Republican Majority will boil down to a handful of races in 2014 and Republicans have their BEST pick-up opportunity right here in California with Carl DeMaio! That’s why Orange County leaders are backing Carl DeMaio and he has secured the endorsements of the New Majority and Lincoln Club of Orange County.”