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By not taking a stand, Hadley prove he doesn’t care if Trump, and all his dangerous policies, is elected

CONTACT: Mike Shimpock, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assemblymember David Hadley’s decision to not vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in this historic election is not just any regular, average non-decision that he tends to make in his life as a representative of the South Bay. No, this one is much, much bigger.

Because this time, his non-decision could help put Donald Trump into the Oval Office.

Yes, that Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Yes, the one who just called President Obama and Hillary Clinton “the founders of ISIS” and implied in a speech that gun owners should shoot Secretary Hillary Clinton or the judges that she nominates as President. Yes, the same Donald Trump who, since he announced his candidacy, has called for punishment for women who seek abortions, called Mexicans “rapists,” made fun of a disabled reporter and said he wants to ban Muslims from the country.

After all of that, Hadley still wants to sit on the sidelines in this historic election. He still wants to avoid making a bold decision to vote for the candidate who could keep Donald Trump out of the white House – Hillary Clinton.

“By not voting in the election, he is tacitly saying he supports Donald Trump and all the things for which Donald Trump stands. If he truly is the moderate or the independent that he claims he is, he should have no trouble voting for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump, who is clearly a threat to our nation. This election is too important to hide behind indecision,” said Mike Shimpock, campaign consultant.

Hadley’s failure to make a decision in the Presidential race is just another example of how out-of-touch he is with this moderate, bipartisan district:

  • Repeatedly voted against funding for our schools
  • Voted in lockstep with his extremist Republican colleagues against laws to protect our beaches and air from pollution and oil spills
  • Refused to support “one person, one vote” protections for voters
  • Took $25,000 from the oil companies and opposed clean air regulations
  • Voted with Republicans to cut Health Insurance for children
  • Opposed health care funding for patients suffering from AIDS/HIV

Republican David Hadley was elected by a 0.5% margin in the lowest turnout election in recorded California history with the aid of nearly $1 million in donations from a single billionaire, and has repeatedly voted against the interests of his moderate, bipartisan district.