Carl DeMaio is openly gay, supports abortion rights, and says that climate change is a problem that demands bold solutions from the government. He also happens to be the Republican candidate for Congress in California’s 52nd District.
Despite standing in opposition to many of the GOP’s core principles, DeMaio insists that he’s a conservative to his core.
“I actually represent the new generation that is coming up,” DeMaio told “Top Line” in an interview, stressing that his positions are anchored in the Republican Party’s historical foundation.
“I actually believe that I reflect the traditional roots of the Republican Party,” DeMaio said. “If you go back decades, you'll find Teddy Roosevelt was one of the first conservationists in this country, and you see a party that traditionally supports economic freedom.”
But DeMaio sees serious flaws in the Republican Party as it stands today, locked in a feud between the establishment and tea party wings.
“I actually think both sides areRead More »from Can you be gay, pro-choice, and Republican? Meet the Congressional candidate proving it’s possible