John Garamendi Releases New Podcast on Veterans Issues

WALNUT CREEK– Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi’s issues-based campaign continued today with the release of a new podcast on veterans issues.

“The 10th Congressional District is home to many veterans, and we must make sure they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. I’ve received the major newspaper endorsements of this election – from the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Francisco Bay Guardian – because of my depth of experience and focus on the issues that really matter to the people of the 10th Congressional District,” said Garamendi, California’s first elected State Insurance Commissioner.

A link to the veterans podcast is here.

The campaign previously released podcasts on Garamendi’s early career and the importance of Travis Air Force Base.

Garamendi has more thorough policy pages on veterans issues issues at his website, http://www.garamendi.org.

Veterans that have endorsed Garamendi include retired General Wesley Clark, retired Lt. Colonel Charlie Brown, a 2006 and 2008 Congressional candidate, and World War II veteran and former Livermore Mayor John Shirley.

Yesterday, the Contra Costa Times wrote in their endorsement of Garamendi for Congress:

“Only Garamendi has experience working in Washington, D.C., as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior in the Clinton administration. Garamendi also has broad experience in state government with two years in the Assembly and 14 years in the state Senate. He twice was elected as California Insurance Commissioner, where he helped make significant consumer reforms.”

In their endorsement, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote:

“Lt. Gov. John Garamendi stands out in this crowd because his vast portfolio of experience is so well aligned with the issues of the times and the big concerns of the district. […]Garamendi has the confidence and depth of knowledge that would allow him to hit the ground running in Congress - and his history suggests he would be unabashed in doing so.”

John Garamendi has also been endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, and former California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres.

A special primary election will be held on September 1st. For more information, please visit http://www.garamendi.org .

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