Arriving at a local coffee shop to talk to supporters about her ambitious campaign for the California State Assembly in the 65th district, Cynthia Thacker appeared a bit depressed. She wasn’t tired from making phone calls for her ambitious campaign and other local candidates nor from the demands of taking care of her almost 99-year-old mother who lives with her. It wasn’t from attending meetings to discuss issues facing the district nor was it from competing with an incumbent who supports Gov. Newsom’s liberal agenda.
“Thank you for coming today,” Thacker started, as she looked around the room at supporters who know the stakes are high in the 2020 election. “Forgive me for being a bit depressed right now. Because of Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and the liberal Democrat legislature in Sacramento, I will soon be saying goodbye to another friend who informed me that she and her husband are leaving California at the start of the New Year. They are heading to Texas where a dear friend moved a few weeks ago. Other friends I have said goodbye to in recent months have left California for Idaho, Tennessee and Florida. These California Republicans will keep those states red and turn purple Florida deep red!”
Thacker explained why so many Californians are leaving. “There are uncontrolled fires, Newsom’s ever-changing criterion to reopening the state, propositions on the ballot that could make life more expensive for the working- and middle-class, and crime is going up in many places. Yet, what does Quirk-Silva and the Democrat legislature spend their time on? Passing Assembly Bill 3121 to explore providing reparations to California’s African American population. Hellooo – Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva, but California entered the United States as a free state and slavery ended 155 years ago! No wonder moving trucks charge four times more to leave California than to come here.”
Thacker went on to say that her campaign is proof that one person can fight back against an incumbent’s insistence on supporting laws and positions that hurt the working- and middle-class. “I decided to stay in California and fight for this state. What my campaign lacks in funds for glossy brochures or newspaper ads, we make up with the enthusiasm of people who live in the 65th district and want California to return to be the envy of the nation.”
Thacker insists that she will be successful on Election Day. “All the enthusiasm is with President Trump. His supporters will be coming out in droves to vote in person and bring ballots of those like my elderly mother who can’t get to a voting location. Californians in the 65th district who will be voting to re-elect President Trump and Vice President Pence are also going to vote Republican down ballot, which should make liberals like Quirk-Silva very nervous.”
This article was released by Cynthia Thacker for State Assembly.