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Salud Carbajal’s fundraising emails show weakness

Salud Carbajal during a 24th District congressional debate at Cal Poly.
Salud Carbajal during a 24th District congressional debate at Cal Poly. Joe Johnston

As an independent, I like to stay informed on all candidates running for office and wait to make my final decision in November.

That being said, I find it pretty pathetic that the general election has barely even started, and Salud Carbajal is already sending out emails literally begging for money. Not only does it make him sound weak and incapable, it makes me question his ability to handle our nation’s finances as well. Is he going to come begging for more money from us in the form of higher taxes when he can’t fund all of his big promises in office?

Furthermore, I want a representative who can lead with pride and dignity, which is not at all what his emails show.

Instead, a majority of his fundraising emails come from a place of weakness, which is not the type of person I want in Congress.

Justin Fareed, in contrast, always comes off as inspiring and humble in his emails, making me confident in his ability to lead and in his vision for future.

Now, I’m still waiting to make my final decision, but this is definitely a red flag for me.

Brandon Noggle, Santa Barbara

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