Republican Diane Harkey led a rally outside her Carlsbad, California, campaign office on Sunday afternoon for Proposition 6, the ballot initiative to repeal last year’s 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase and vehicle fee hike.
The “Yes on 6” bus is traveling throughout the state, rallying Republicans to vote for the initiative — and to turn out to the polls for the party’s candidates.
Harkey, an elected member of the State Board of Equalization who is running for the open seat in California’s 49th congressional district, is a co-chair of the “Yes on 6” campaign.
Polls show Harkey closing the gap with Democrat Mike Levin, a Bernie Sanders supporter who is the former party chair in Orange County.
Supporters of Proposition 6 are furious with the ballot title that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a left-wing Democrat, has given to the initiative.
Instead of “Gas Tax Repeal,” the initiative is called, “Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding.”
“We’re tired of being taken advantage of in the initiative system,” Harkey told the crowd. She later told Breitbart News that the Democratic Party had used “corrupt” methods in an effort to kill the initiative.
Carl DeMaio, a local conservative talk radio host and former San Diego City Council member, whipped up the crowd, recounting to them how Becerra and the Democrats had twisted their ballot initiative.
“That is not just the theft of our gas tax funds; that is the theft of our initiative process. We cannot let them get by with this theft,” he said.
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