Politics & Government

Rep. Darrell Issa to speak at Republican Party barbecue in Atascadero

Rep. Darrell Issa will be guest speaker at the annual county Republican Party fall family barbecue at Atascadero Lake Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event, which costs $35 for a meal ticket and two drinks, will include a tri-tip barbecue, and a bounce house and other entertainment for children. The event is free for children younger than 12.

Issa, a Southern California Republican who represents parts of Riverside and San Diego counties, was a key player in the recall of Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and the subsequent election of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

More recently, Issa has made headlines with his congressional investigations of Operation Fast and Furious, a botched Department of Justice gun-running operation.

For information, go to http://www.RPSLO.org  or call 801-8259.