Category: Press Releases

Release: Dave Min’s Statement on Ed Royce’s Retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2018

Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Royce’s Retirement

IRVINE, CA  – Democratic Candidate for Congress Dave Min made the following comments in response to Ed Royce’s (CA-39) announcement to not seek re-election:

“In the aftermath of his vote for a disastrous tax bill which prioritized Republican donors over working California families, Congressman Ed Royce is seeing the writing on the wall. Other California Republicans who have consistently voted against their constituents, including my opponent Rep. Mimi Walters, should pay attention. Orange County voters are going to hold you accountable this November.”

Release: Working Californians Deserve Real Tax Relief

 

Dave Min (CA-45): Working Californians Deserve Real Tax Relief

IRVINE, CA  – Democratic Candidate for Congress Dave Min made the following comments in response to the passage of the GOP’s tax reform bill:

“This tax bill is an abomination. It is an attack on working Americans and is punitive towards California families in particular. It is unbelievable that any California representative could vote for it. When elected to Congress next year, my top priority will be to replace this tax bill with comprehensive tax reform that prioritizes the middle class and brings real relief to working Californians.”

“The final version of this bill is evidence of Walters’ inability to be an effective leader and fight for her constituents,” continued Paige Hutchinson, Min’s campaign manager. “Representative Mimi Walters repeatedly told us she was working to bring relief to ‘middle income families’ in in her district but Walters’ constituents are still left paying more so that billionaires and multinational corporations can get a massive tax break.”

Release: Dave Min’s Statement on Net Neutrality Decision

Irvine, CA – Dave Min, candidate for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional district released the following statement in response to the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality:

“Ending Net Neutrality is wrong and will harm economic growth. The Internet is the infrastructure of the 21st century, just as roads and highways were the infrastructure of the 20th century. America didn’t become the greatest economy in the world by charging tolls and hidden fees depending on which cities you visited, and our economic competitiveness will suffer if we allow this to happen to our Internet.

“Unfortunately, too many of our politicians in Washington, DC, including Congresswoman Mimi Walters, are bought and paid for by Big Telecom, which is chomping at the bit to charge us more for how we use the Internet. We need to elect members of Congress who will stand up to the Trump Administration and recognize the importance of a free Internet. When I replace Mimi Walters in Congress in 2019, I promise I will fight to restore net neutrality.”

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Muslim Travel Ban

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Muslim Travel Ban

December 5, 2017


Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Muslim Travel Ban

Irvine, CA – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Muslim Travel Ban, Democratic candidate for Congress Dave Min released the following statement:

“As a law professor and son of Korean immigrants, I know that banning people from entering this country simply because our President doesn’t like their religion or national origin is wrong. Whether Trump’s Muslim Ban is ruled constitutional or not, it is fundamentally un-American and contrary to everything that this country stands for. I promise that I will fight to reverse it when I’m elected to Congress. Now more than ever, it is imperative we place a check on Donald Trump, and we can only do that by unseating his closest allies like Congresswoman Mimi Walters, who continually provide a blank check to his actions.”

Release: Democratic Congressional Candidate  Dave Min (CA-45) Clears 51% in Straw Poll

Release: Democratic Congressional Candidate Dave Min (CA-45) Clears 51% in Straw Poll

 

November 8, 2017

Democratic Congressional Candidate Dave Min (CA-45) Clears 51% in Straw Poll

IRVINE, CA – At a candidate forum for CA-45 Congressional Candidates held last night, Dave Min dominated a straw poll of 5 candidates with 51.9% of the vote, more than 23% ahead of the second place finisher.

The forum was hosted by the College Democrats at UCI and sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice California, Equality California, Democrats of Greater Irvine, Orange County Young Democrats, National Women’s Political Caucus, DEMOC PAC and the Laguna Woods Democratic Club.

“With so many Democratic victories across the country last night, it’s clear that Congresswoman Mimi Walters is more vulnerable than ever,” Min said. “We have a real opportunity to flip this seat and I’m humbled to have earned the support of so many people from our community last night. My ‘Dad Agenda’ of investing in long-term priorities is resonating with the voters of our district, and they know I’ll fight to advocate their interests. I’ll continue to work hard to get that message out there so we can unseat Mimi Walters and send a message to Donald Trump next November.”

Min’s performance in this straw poll mirrors the results of a previous straw poll taken by the Democratic Women of Orange County following a candidate forum they held in May, in which Min earned 51% of the vote out of 4 candidates, with the second place finisher trailing at 33%.

Release: Dave Min (CA-45): Walters Vote Will Lead to Higher Taxes for California Families

Release: Dave Min (CA-45): Walters Vote Will Lead to Higher Taxes for California Families

 

November 1, 2017

Release: Dave Min (CA-45): Walters Vote Will Lead to Higher Taxes for California Families

IRVINE, CA – Dave Min made the following comments in response to Congresswoman Mimi Walters vote for the GOP tax reform bill:

“It’s a sad reflection of the Republican Party’s priorities that they’re pushing a tax reform plan that will effectively bankrupt the United States, eviscerate Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and increase taxes for middle class families across the country. It’s even sadder that California Members like Mimi Walters, who are supposed to represent hard-working California families who will be particularly hard hit by the Republican tax reform bill, have sold us out in favor of the proverbial 30 pieces of silver offered by their billionaire friends and corporate lobbyist cronies.

“According to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the alma mater for both myself and President Donald Trump, the GOP’s tax bill would blow up our national debt by more than $10 trillion, and result in anemic economic and wage growth. It is remarkable that the GOP tax plan increases our debt by so much, because it also increases middle class taxes and slashes spending on domestic priorities like education, health care, and affordable housing.

“Trump and GOP leaders like Speaker Paul Ryan and his sidekick Rep. Mimi Walters have repeatedly claimed that their bill would benefit the middle class and not the wealthy. This claim has repeatedly been debunked by independent analyses, such as the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, which found that 80% of the tax breaks would go to the top 1%, while most middle class taxpayers in higher cost areas like our own 45th Congressional district in California would experience a significant tax INCREASE, due in large part to the elimination of state and local tax deductions (other than for property taxes, which make up only a small portion of SALT deductions for California taxpayers), the elimination of personal exemptions, and the capping of the mortgage interest deduction.

“At the same time, the Republican tax reform plan will cut domestic spending on education, health care, affordable housing, child care, infrastructure and veterans assistance by over $5 trillion, including over $1.8 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare alone. This will literally result in the deaths of thousands of Americans, and the needless suffering of millions more.

“This bill raises taxes for working California families, even as it effectively bankrupts our country and slashes our investments in social priorities like health care, education and infrastructure. The GOP is robbing the middle class to pay for tax cuts for billionaires. I call on Mimi Walters to oppose this bill, which harms the constituents of our community.”

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) calls on Congress to appoint Independent Counsel, End Blind Partisanship

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) calls on Congress to appoint Independent Counsel, End Blind Partisanship

October 30, 2017

Dave Min (CA-45) calls on Congress to appoint Independent Counsel,
End Blind Partisanship

IRVINE – Democratic Congressional Candidate Dave Min (CA-45) released the following statement on the Manafort and Gates charges:

“It is disturbing to see that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, key members of the Trump campaign team, were charged with conspiracy against the United States, among other counts. These indictments, which were approved by an independent grand jury and sought by Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a prosecutor that even Newt Gingrich described as a ‘superb choice’ with ‘impeccable… honesty and integrity,’ should deeply concern every patriotic American.

“Given the gravity of these charges and the wide array of news reports that Trump and his campaign collaborated with the Kremlin to help illegally influence the 2016 election, it is long past time that Congress appoint its own independent counsel, one that does not serve at the pleasure of the President. I am beyond disappointed that so many members of Congress have chosen to prioritize their party over the good of the country. This includes my opponent, Rep. Mimi Walters, who has to date refused to comment on the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia and just last week said that she ‘fully supports’ Trump and stated ‘it is very important that Republicans back the President… He’s the president of our party. He stands for what we stand for.’

“This type of blind partisanship has no place in our country, not when the very foundations of our democracy may be at stake. I call on Congress to appoint an independent counsel with wide-reaching authority and true independence to investigate allegations of Trump ties to the Kremlin. The American people deserve no less.”

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Rep. Walters’ Budget Vote

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Rep. Walters’ Budget Vote

October 26, 2017

Democratic Congressional Candidate Dave Min (CA-45) released the following statement on Walters’ vote to raise taxes on the middle class:

“In her vote for the budget today, Congresswoman Mimi Walters once again demonstrated how out of touch she really is with her constituents in California’s 45th Congressional District. Walters voted for a budget that somewhat incredibly raises taxes on middle class Californians, slashes trillions from education, infrastructure, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, and increases the national debt by $1.5 trillion– all so that billionaires and corporations can receive a tax cut. This budget also opens the door to taxing our retirement savings. Walters claims that our tax code is ‘stuck in a bygone era,’ but this budget could turn the middle class into a thing of the past.”

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal

October 16, 2017

Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Irvine, CA – Dave Min, candidate for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional district released the following statement:

“I am deeply concerned by President Trump’s unilateral decision to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal, despite eight consecutive reports indicating that Iran is in full compliance and the lack of any evidence provided by Trump to the contrary. This deal took 20 months of hard negotiations, and has proven effective in keeping nuclear weapons out of Iran’s hands.

Trump’s reckless actions are creating an international crisis that could quickly lead to another costly and unnecessary war. They are also destroying the United States’ credibility in future diplomacy and encouraging countries like Iran to seek nuclear weapons.

When Donald Trump was a businessman, his inability to recognize a good deal and strategize for the long term merely hurt the creditors who lost money from his multiple bankruptcies. Now, these shortcomings threaten the lives and well-being of many millions. I call on Congress to immediately denounce Trump’s reckless actions and to take meaningful steps to signal our commitment to peace and international stability.”

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Responds to Trump’s Birth Control Mandate, Calls out Mimi Walters’ Record on Women’s Health

Release: Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Responds to Trump’s Birth Control Mandate, Calls out Mimi Walters’ Record on Women’s Health

October 6, 2017

Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Responds to Trump’s Birth Control Mandate, Calls out Mimi Walters’ Record on Women’s Health

Irvine, CA – Dave Min made the following statement in response to Trump’s announcement on the birth control mandate on Friday morning:

“Donald Trump and his allies in the Republican Party continue their assault on health care in this country. Having failed in their efforts– so far– to repeal the ACA in Congress, they are now taking aim at removing birth control coverage for 62 million women, an important part of women’s reproductive health,” Min said. “It’s deeply troubling that so many politicians continue to prioritize the profits of the health insurance industry over the real life concerns of working women, most of whom cannot afford to shoulder the costs of reproductive health care without insurance coverage.”

Paige Hutchinson, Min’s campaign manager continued, “it is sad but perhaps predictable that Donald Trump, who is infamous for his horrible treatment of women throughout his entire life, would choose to attack women again to score cheap political points. It is even sadder that Republicans like Congresswoman Mimi Walters would go along with these actions although unsurprising as she has voted to attack or defund Planned Parenthood 12 times. When elected to Congress, Dave Min will be a tireless advocate for women’s health care and reproductive rights.”