INTERVIEW: Mark Meuser Says Race Against Alex Padilla Is Winnable, Could Be Decisive for a GOP Majority

Source: RedState

Attorney and California Senate candidate Mark Meuser says California Republicans can still win statewide races if conservatives vote in droves. He notes that conservative voting in California has increased, benefiting the Republican candidates. It will take every California Republican and Independent-leaning conservative to vote to defeat Governor Gavin Newsom, Newsom-appointed Senator Alex Padilla, and Newsom-appointed Attorney General Rob Bonta. Democrats outnumber Republicans and Independents two-to-one. However, some fed-up California Democrats will vote for quality candidates, such as Mark Meuser for Senate, Nathan Hochman for Attorney General, and Lanhee Chen for State Controller.

If Newsom-appointed Padilla loses to Meuser, the Republicans will likely win the majority in the Senate. For that to happen, there must be a record turnout from conservatives and any person who thinks California and America are headed in the wrong direction. Currently, millions of Californians do not approve of Padilla, Newsom, or Bonta; however, the only way to send that message is to vote against them in November because about 47 percent are registered Democrats, 24 percent are registered Republicans, and 23 percent are registered Independents, so it is going to take everyone who opposes them to vote them out.

Levon Satamian: Do you think a Republican could win statewide in California during the midterms? Why or why not?

Mark Meuser: Yes, Republicans can win in 2022 in the state of California if the silent majority of voters turn out and vote. It is very clear by looking at voting statistics over the last decade that the number of people who are conservative but do not vote has increased. Millions of voters who simply want government out of their lives have decided that their vote does not matter so they simply chose not to vote.

Polling stats show that there is a large percentage of Californians who are upset with the current woke progressive agenda and they simply want the government out of their lives. Republicans have a great opportunity to win in 2022 if they vote and talk to their neighbors, friends, and co-workers and ensure that they get out and vote.

LS: What will your message be to Democrats and Independents to vote against Alex Padilla?

MM: If people love out-of-control federal spending, higher taxes, and the lobbyist and special interests being well funded, they should vote for my opponent. If you want someone with a proven record of fighting for the people against big business, big tech, and big government, then they should vote for me.

When the unelected bureaucrats shut down our churches, schools, and businesses, I was in court fighting to get them opened again. When the unelected bureaucrats decided to mandate vaccines for you to go to work, I was in court fighting to get your medical freedoms back.

Take one look at my campaign finance reports and those of my opponent and you will see that I am not bought and paid for by special interest, my campaign is being funded by We The People and when I get to D.C., that is who I am going to be fighting for.

LS: We have seen a pattern in California; Democrats try bringing in Donald Trump to every race. Assuming Padilla puts ads out about you and mentions Trump to avoid speaking about his record, what would your message be to Californians who don’t support Trump?

MM: While Democrats focus on the battle of personalities in 2024, I am focusing on the issues that the voters want the government to deal with in 2022 (https://markmeuser.com/plan/). Democrats are trying to turn the 2022 elections into a battle of personalities because they cannot run on their record of destroying the economy, high crime, and the disaster at the border.

LS: What are your thoughts on the FBI raiding Mar-a-Lago?

MM: Monday, August 8th: The Day the FBI Crossed the Rubicon.

LS: What is the first legislation you would author in the Senate, and why?

MM: The American vision of government was “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Unfortunately, it has become a government of special interests, by special interests, for special interests. The political elite provides lip service to the people every two to four years, but then turn around and serve lobbyists. It is time for that to end. It is time for someone in DC to stand up and represent “We the People.”

The federal government must cut spending and start living within its means. I will support efforts to cut federal spending, especially waste, fraud, and abuse, and will encourage the adoption of a balanced budget.

Schools must focus on teaching core topics, like STEM, not indoctrinating our children. I am a firm believer that any education funding should always follow the student, rather than fund systems. I will be a strong supporter of any proposal that focuses federal funds on support for students regardless of where they and their parents choose to go.

Unelected bureaucrats stifle the economy by enacting burdensome regulations. Many of these regulations are significant enough that Congress should vote on them before they become effective.

LS: What is your stance on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade?

MM: I believe under the U.S. Constitution, Roe v. Wade was a bad legal decision as it took away from states the responsibility to deal with this highly charged political issue. The Constitution gave the states the authority to handle issues dealing with the health and welfare of their citizens. I believe that the Dobbs decision was an important decision to check the federal government and to return power to government officials who can be more responsive to the needs of the people.

LS: A big topic in California is climate change. Is there a common-sense proposal to deal with climate change? If so, what does that proposal look like?

MM: The climate changes every day, one day it is hot and another day it is cold. A few decades ago we were talking about global warming and then we were talking about global cooling. However, the policies of all three movements have been to reduce your freedoms and give more power to unelected bureaucrats. We cannot have a serious debate about man-made impacts on our world if the definitions are changing every decade. Legislation by soundbites is never a productive solution.

I love the great outdoors and the natural beauty of California. No one wants dirty water or to live in smog-filled cities and the United States has made huge progress over the years to increase livability standards in the United States. However, we cannot continue down this path of extreme environmentalism at the expense of the people who are living in this state. We need to build desalination plants to ensure that the people have water to drink and the farmers can grow their crops so we can eat. We need to enable foresters to remove the underbrush and thin out the forests so that forest fires do not destroy our national forests while emitting massive amounts of CO2.

LS: Crime is rampant in parts of California and across the nation. What are the two most important steps leaders should take to reduce crime?

MM: See the People’s plan (Protecting our Communities) – https://markmeuser.com/plan/

LS. What steps do leaders need to take to reduce inflation?

MM: Inflation happens when the government spends money faster than it can print it, not to mention faster than it can collect tax revenues. When the government prints money, it devalues the dollar. When the dollar is devalued, prices naturally rise which hurts Californians’ pockets, requiring them to pay more for gas, food, and other daily needs.

I support a balanced budget amendment and I will fight against pork-barrel spending bills that help special interests. I desire to investigate the budget and eliminate the waste, fraud, and abuse of federal spending.

LS: Lastly, do you think voters are waking up to the failures of Gavin Newsom, Rob Bonta, and Alex Padilla?

MM: It is clear that they are waking up to Joe Biden and the federal democrats’ failed policies. Polling data seems to indicate that while Newsom is unpopular, he is not as unpopular as Joe Biden. Both Bonta and Padilla have very low name recognition in this state so the average voter would not recognize them if they passed them on the street.

This was Part One of my interview with Meuser. Part Two of the interview will be in October. The polls show the majority of Senate races being a virtual tie. Turnout is critical for the GOP, which can’t be stressed enough. If turnout is high, Meuser has a chance to defeat Padilla, and the GOP will very likely win back the majority in the Senate.