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Hagman looking for a few good ‘peeps’

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman is hosting his campaign kick-off party on Saturday, April 19, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at campaign headquarters located at 4110 Edison Avenue, Suite 109 in Chino.

Those “peeps” who arrive by 10 a.m. for the rally will be treated to refreshments and Easter-themed goodies. After the rally, volunteers can either walk precincts or stay at campaign headquarters and participate in the phone bank. Lunch will be provided at 1:30 p.m.

Hagman is one of three Republicans running against Democratic Congresswoman Gloria Negrete-McLeod for the seat being vacated by San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt. Hagman has received the endorsements every member of the Chino and the Chino Hills city councils along with all of the directors of the Chino Valley Independent Fire District.

With three Republicans on the ticket, Hagman expects a November runoff. Although James Na has withdrawn from the race, his name will be on the ballot and he will receive some of the Republican votes, making a Republican win during the Primary nearly impossible.

For now, Hagman just wants to get past the Primary. He says he is looking forward to General Election in November. That race is expected to be a tough battle with Negrete-McLeod who has more than $800,000 cash on hand in her campaign account. Expenditures during the General Election will easily exceed $1 million.

Hagman is serving his third term in the California Assembly where, despite being a Republican in the Democratic-controlled body, he has successfully authored and had signed into law a variety of bills addressing the needs of his constituents. He has shown his ability to work well on both sides of the aisle without compromising his conservative values.

In recent years, Hagman has been one of the most outspoken critics of prison realignment. He voted against the bills that put 40,000 criminals back on the streets in California. Negrete-McLeod voted in favor of those same bills.

If you have questions, you can visit www.CurtHagman.com or call 1.909.287.8994.

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