Congressional candidate  Carl DeMaio. Photo courtesy DeMaio campaign
Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio. Photo courtesy DeMaio campaign

A conservative political action committee announced plans Tuesday to spend $500,000 on advertising in the 52nd Congressional district race to support Republican Carl DeMaio.

The independent expenditures by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC dedicated to expanding the Republican majority in the House, will include TV and digital advertising in mid-October.

“In San Diego, Scott Peters helped create the pension crisis that nearly bankrupted the city and since coming to Congress he’s voted consistently to bankrupt America,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for the super PAC. “Southern Californians who want fiscal sanity in Congress know they can count on Carl DeMaio to stand and fight for reform in Congress.”

The super PAC said this is part of a first round of announced spending totaling $8 million in nine districts across the country along with a sister organization, the American Action Network.

The Peters campaign issued a response through spokesman Alex Roth, who said, “There’s only one candidate in this race who’s on the side of fiscal sanity and that’s Scott Peters, which is why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce took the rare step of endorsing Peters even though he’s a Democrat.”

The 52nd District covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado and large portions of the City of San Diego.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.