Carl DeMaio

National GOP: We'll Still Back DeMaio

Alex Isenstadt, Politico

National Republicans are standing behind California congressional candidate Carl DeMaio in the wake of allegations from a former staffer that DeMaio sexually harassed, intimidated and threatened to bribe him to keep him quiet.

Gay Repub. Distances Himself From Tea Party

Michelle Moons, Breitbart

Attack & defensive ads fill the airwaves in San Diego’s 52nd Cong. District that pits Dem. incumbent Scott Peters against GOP estab.-backed, gay Repub. Carl DeMaio. As both sides fight for the coveted indep. & centrist voting block, DeMaio is further distancing himself from conservatives.

Conservs. Blast Boehner for Fundraising for Gay GOP Cand.

Tina Nguyen, Mediaite

Several conservative interest groups, including the Family Research Council and National Organization for Marriage, blasted Boehner and the GOP leadership for supporting House hopeful Carl DeMaio, who’s currently tied with sitting Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) in polls.