Adam Gray

CA-13

Last updated September 12th, 2022 at 9:05pm GMT.

         

Voters will learn Adam Gray is a self-serving Sacramento politician only looking out for himself. Gray voted to raise the gas tax, is in the pocket of big pharma, and has supported reckless spending making inflation worse. John Duarte is a successful businessman, farmer, and Valley native. Duarte will go to Washington to fight to repeal the gas tax, stop runaway spending, and do right by the Central Valley.

 

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Multi Universe

  • Swing voters are seeing in mailboxes that Adam Gray is a self-serving Sacramento politician only looking out for himself. Gray voted to raise the gas tax, is in the pocket of big pharma, and has supported reckless spending making inflation worse. John Duarte is a successful businessman, farmer, and Valley native. Duarte will go to Washington to fight to repeal the gas tax, stop runaway spending, and do right by the Central Valley.
  • Hispanic voters are seeing in mailboxes that Adam Gray is a self-serving Sacramento politician only looking out for himself. Gray voted to raise the gas tax, is in the pocket of big pharma, and has supported reckless spending making inflation worse. John Duarte is a successful businessman, farmer, and Valley native. Duarte will go to Washington to fight to repeal the gas tax, stop runaway spending, and do right by the Central Valley.

Adam Gray’s Media

B-Roll of Adam Gray in Washington, D.C.
SOURCE: (Tracking Footage, 07/19/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Gas Prices:
Adam Gray said “Simply put, gas prices are out of control.”
SOURCE: (Press Conference, California Problem Solvers Caucus, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham Facebook, 04/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Adam Gray complained that his constituents were still waiting for gas price relief because the proposals stalled outright
SOURCE: (Press Conference, California Problem Solvers Caucus, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham Facebook, 04/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Inflation:
Adam Gray said we need more conservative fiscal policy and that “we’ve put enough money into the economy to drive inflation high”
SOURCE: (The Modesto Bee and Fresno Bee Editorial Boards, “Modesto and Fresno Bees Candidates Forum,” Congressional District 13, The Modesto Bee, 04/22/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Adam Gray on his record:
Adam Gray said “I’ve developed a record that I’m proud of”
SOURCE: (The Modesto Bee and Fresno Bee Editorial Boards, “Modesto and Fresno Bees Candidates Forum,” Congressional District 13, The Modesto Bee, 04/22/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Adam Gray said “I’m a ten-year incumbent of the state legislature.”
SOURCE: (Napa Valley Dems Meeting, 05/16/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Adam Gray said “I’ve certainly accomplished a lot.”
SOURCE: (Napa Valley Dems Meeting, 05/16/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Gray called himself a top-tier candidate with a history of supporting the district
SOURCE: (Napa Valley Dems Meeting, 05/16/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Gray says he’s going to have a hell of a fight in November
SOURCE: (Napa Valley Dems Meeting, 05/16/22) (NRCC YouTube)

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John Duarte’s B-Roll

John Duarte Photos

Since immigrating to the United States, John’s family has proudly farmed in the Valley for four generations. Today, John grows almonds, pistachios, and grapes. As a farmer, John knows that success means hard work and tough decisions if you want to stay in business. When you’re in the orchard, there is no choice but to be accountable: as John loves to say, “you can’t lie to trees and you can’t lie to your bank account.” John wants to take these values to Washington DC to teach politicians a thing or two about integrity, accountability, and work ethic.

John has spent his life building his business, Duarte Nurseries, in the Valley. John’s first office was a kitchen table and he’s no stranger to sleepless nights and serious setbacks throughout his career. But, through handwork and the abundant opportunity available to him in the Valley, John was able to build Duarte Nurseries to where it is today and has provided a thousand good-paying Valley jobs. John is not a politician – he has real-life experience and knows what it takes to get a job done.

The grandson of immigrants, John is proud to call the Valley home. John is rolling up his sleeves and running for Congress because his experience has taught him that when a problem needs to be solved, you solve it.  He sees what’s happening to the Valley and has decided to quit complaining and be part of the solution. Basic necessities are becoming unaffordable for our Valley’s working families – unable to afford gasoline, groceries, and rent because of Washington’s out-of-control spending. Our canals are running dry and our farmers are suffering because career politicians are flushing the water we need out to the ocean. Our communities are less safe every day as deadly drugs and gangs steal precious lives across our small towns.

John loves the Valley and knows what a blessing it is to live in a beautiful and hardworking community. He has had enough of career politicians who don’t understand our values and way of life. John wants to see every family in the Valley reach its full potential and our Valley to thrive once again.

Sacramento Swamp Creature:
CalWatchdog: “Dems bail out Assemblyman Adam Gray’s re-election.”
SOURCE: (John Hrabe, “Dems bail out Assemblyman Adam Gray’s re-election,” CalWatchdog, 11/03/14)

The Los Angeles Times: “Assemblyman Gray, other state officials subpoenaed in Calderon corruption trial.”
SOURCE: (Patrick McGreevy, “Assemblyman Gray, other state officials subpoenaed in Calderon corruption trial,” The Los Angeles Times, 04/09/15)

The Sacramento Bee: “Adam Gray, Debra Gravert agree to FPPC fines.”
SOURCE: (Laurel Rosenhall, “Adam Gray, Debra Gravert agree to FPPC fines,” The Sacramento Bee, 08/11/14)

Merced Sun-Star: “Merced’s Gray fined for campaign violations, FPPC says,” Merced Sun-Star.”
SOURCE: (Thaddeus Miller, “Merced’s Gray fined for campaign violations, FPPC says,” Merced Sun-Star,” Merced Sun-Star, 08/19/17)

Santa Cruz Sentinel: “Sacramento’s new ‘slush funds’: Ballot measure committees.”
SOURCE: (Jessica Calefati and Bay Area News Group, “Sacramento’s new ‘slush funds’: Ballot measure committees,” Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Gas Tax:
The Wall Street Journal: “Breaking Down California’s Mystery High Gas Prices”
SOURCE: (Allysia Finley, “Breaking Down California’s Mystery High Gas Prices,” The Wall Street Journal, 05/20/22)

The Mercury News: “California Legislature passes 12-cent gas tax hike.”
SOURCE: (Katy Murphy, “California Legislature passes 12-cent gas tax hike,” The Mercury News, 04/06/17)

The Los Angeles Times: “California Legislature votes to raise gas taxes, vehicle fees by $5.2 billion a year…”
SOURCE: (Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason, “California Legislature votes to raise gas taxes, vehicle fees by $5.2 billion a year for road repairs and transit,” The Los Angeles Times, 04/06/17)

GV Wire: “Why did Valley Dems Skip Vote on Gas Tax Suspension?”
SOURCE: (David Taub, “Why did Valley Dems Skip Vote on Gas Tax Suspension?,” GV Wire, 03/16/22)

The San Joaquin Valley Sun: “Calif. Lawmakers reject GOP push to cut gas prices by 50 cents per gallon.”
SOURCE: (Reid Stone, “Calif. Lawmakers reject GOP push to cut gas prices by 50 cents per gallon,” The San Joaquin Valley Sun, 03/14/22)

San Francisco Chronicle: “California’s gas tax will increase on July 1. Here’s how much it will cost”
SOURCE: (Dustin Gardiner, “California’s gas tax will increase on July 1. Here’s how much it will cost,” San Francisco Chronicle, 05/02/22)

KPBS: “California’s gas tax increase raises already sky-high prices”
SOURCE: (Jacob Aere, “California’s gas tax increase raises already sky-high prices,” KPBS, 07/01/22)

Inflation:
The Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%.”
SOURCE: (Gabriel T. Rubin, “U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%,” The Wall Street Journal, 07/13/22)

MarketWatch: “U.S. inflation climbs to new 41-year high of 9.1%, CPI shows, as gas prices surge.”
SOURCE: (Jeffry Bartash, “U.S. inflation climbs to new 41-year high of 9.1%, CPI shows, as gas prices surge,” MarketWatch, 07/13/22)

Associated Press: “Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes”
SOURCE: (Brian Slodysko, “Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes,” Associated Press, 3/23/22)

CNN Business: “All that stimulus is sending inflation higher”
SOURCE: (Anneken Tappe, “All that stimulus is sending inflation higher,” CNN Business, 4/9/21)

The New York Times: “. . . Biden’s stimulus is temporarily stoking inflation.”
SOURCE: (Jeanna Smialek, “A regional Fed analysis suggests Biden’s stimulus is temporarily stoking inflation.,” The New York Times, 10/18/21)

Bloomberg: “Diaper Inflation Wrecks Already-Strained Family Budgets in U.S.”
SOURCE: (Gerald Porter Jr., “Diaper Inflation Wrecks Already-Strained Family Budgets in U.S.,” Bloomberg, 07/09/21)

Public Safety:
NBC Bay Area: California Homicides, Violent Crime Rose in 2021
SOURCE: (Stefanie Dazio and Don Thompson, “California Homicides, Violent Crime Rose in 2021,” NBC Bay Area, 08/26/22)