Josh Harder

CA-09

Last updated September 9th, 2022 at 10:10pm GMT.

         

Voters will learn Josh Harder is an out-of-touch DC politician who is just a rubber stamp for Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. Harder supports Biden’s liberal agenda that has caused record high inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, and surging crime rates. Tom Patti is a businessman and will go to Washington to fight against runaway spending, repeal the gas tax, and get our country back on track.

 

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B-ROLL of Josh Harder tearing apart a paper check
SOURCE: (Josh Harder, “Josh Harder Message,” YouTube, 03/28/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Inflation:
Josh Harder said “I think inflation is still going up quite slowly…And part of that is actually not a bad thing:”
SOURCE: (Josh Harder Telephone Town Hall, 05/24/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Biden:
Josh Harder said “I think President Biden’s heart is in the right direction”
SOURCE: (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, “Town Hall featuring Rep. Josh Harder,” Facebook Live, Streamed 03/25/21, Accessed 03/26/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “the President’s framework makes a lot of sense”
SOURCE: (Harder discusses infrastructure bill, Fox 40, 10/28/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “I don’t know anybody I agree with 98% of the time. You can ask my wife.”
SOURCE: (Turlock Journal, “CA-10 Congressional Debate | Jeff Denham and Josh Harder | FULL VIDEO,” YouTube, Uploaded 09/24/18, Accessed 06/29/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “When your party control every branch of government – House, Senate, Presidency – who are you going to blame? The only person to blame is the failures of the last two years, which fall 100% in your feet”
SOURCE: (Turlock Journal, “CA-10 Congressional Debate | Jeff Denham and Josh Harder | FULL VIDEO,” YouTube, Uploaded 09/24/18, Accessed 06/29/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Harder’s Record:
Josh Harder said “Look, judge me by my record.”
SOURCE: (“10th Congressional District Debate at The State,” The Modesto Bee, YouTube, 01/22/20) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “I don’t have a voting record that I’m always proud of…”
SOURCE: (Turlock Journal, “CA-10 Congressional Debate | Jeff Denham and Josh Harder | FULL VIDEO,” YouTube, Uploaded 09/24/18, Accessed 06/29/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said he spent most of his time in Turlock
SOURCE: (Josh Harder, Remarks At An Our Revolution Turlock Meeting, 07/17) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said he absolutely lives in Turlock
SOURCE: (The Modesto Bee, “Debate at the State: 10th Congressional District debate,” YouTube, Uploaded 01/22/20, Accessed 06/30/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Miscellaneous:
Josh Harder said people in the Valley are concerned about new taxes
SOURCE: (Rep. Josh Harder, Small Business Workshop, 09/08/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “We got support from folks who chaired the Bernie Sanders campaign”
SOURCE: (Turlock Journal, “CA-10 Congressional Debate 2020: Josh Harder and Ted Howze,” YouTube, Uploaded 10/07/2020, Accessed 07/01/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

 Josh Harder said “Bernie Sanders has this great bill…”
SOURCE: (Josh Harder, Remarks At An Our Revolution Turlock Meeting, 07/17, Clip begins at 35:49) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “I’m a big supporter of Medicare For All”
SOURCE: (Josh Harder, Remarks At An Our Revolution Turlock Meeting, 07/17, Clip begins at 24:42) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “I support Medicare For All”
SOURCE: (California Alliance for Retired Americans, “CD10 Josh Harder 1,” YouTube, Uploaded 04/17/18, Accessed 06/29/21) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “I support the idea of being a sanctuary state…”
SOURCE: (Manteca Town Hall, 5/28/19) (NRCC Dropbox) (NRCC YouTube)

Josh Harder said “…we should not be cooperating with ICE because this is not right for our police force”
SOURCE: (Josh Harder, Remarks At An Our Revolution Turlock Meeting, 07/17, Minute 1:11:44-1:13:40) (NRCC YouTube)

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Tom Patti was raised in the San Joaquin Valley, ran a successful local business, and was elected to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 2016 by an overwhelming margin.

His parents moved west from the east coast to achieve the American Dream—the California Dream. Tom graduated from Stagg High School and attended Delta College. Now he is raising his daughter in the same community where he grew up.

As a local business owner, County Supervisor, and parent, Tom has worked to make neighborhoods safer, demanded real action to reduce homelessness, and advocated for improving the quality, accessibility, and availability of local healthcare. He has also worked hard to support veterans, improve and fund our community colleges, support water for our farmers, and created more job opportunities.

Tom Patti will bring that same community-first record of delivering results as a Member of Congress representing the San Joaquin Valley and our Delta region.

As a local business owner, Tom recognizes that workers and small businesses are our community’s job creators and innovators—they are the engine that drives society.

Supervisor Tom Patti is an active volunteer donating resources and helping raise funds for several organizations and nonprofits in our community. His prior community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Child Abuse Prevention Council, March of Dimes, and the Delta College Foundation. He also was appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors to the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee and has served as the Chair.

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)

Gas Prices:
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)

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)

Investments:
BBC: “Young children groomed on live streaming app Periscope.”
SOURCE: (“Young children groomed on live streaming app Periscope,” BBC, 07/21/17)

Gizmodo: “Users Looking for Child Pornography Are Gathering on Periscope, Twitter’s Forgotten Video Service.”
SOURCE: (Bryan Menegus, “Users Looking for Child Pornography Are Gathering on Periscope, Twitter’s Forgotten Video Service,” Gizmodo, 12/15/17)

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)