Eric Early Discusses Campaign with Santa Clarita Gazette

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Eric Early for Attorney General Endorsed by Congressman Darrell Issa

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March 8, 2018
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Eric Early for Attorney General Endorsed by Congressman Darrell Issa

LOS ANGELES, CA – Veteran Congressman Darrell Issa has endorsed Eric Early for Attorney General, the Early campaign announced today.

“I am deeply honored to have earned the endorsement of such a distinguished public servant,” said Early. “Darrell Issa is truly an American success story: A working-class kid from Cleveland, Ohio and Army veteran who turned an idea into a massively successful business by working hard and believing in himself, and then devoting himself to public service for the last 18 years.”

“California needs government to get out of the way,” said Early. “When I am Attorney General, the Department of Justice will be a friend to job creation, business formation and hard working Californians. I will target actual criminals rather than wasting taxpayer resources prosecuting employers for following federal law.”

Darrell Issa was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, representing the voters of northern San Diego County and South Orange County, and has been re-elected by the voters eight times. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee. In January 2018, Issa announced he would be retiring from Congress at the end of his current term.

Issa served as CEO of Directed Electronics, which he founded in the mid-1990s and built into the nation’s largest manufacturer of vehicle anti-theft devices. In 1994, Issa was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Congressman Issa joins a growing roster of elected leaders supporting Eric Early for Attorney General. Most recently, Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, Senator Joel Anderson, Senator Scott Wilk, Senator Jeff Stone and Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Phillip Chen have endorsed Early.

All California Republican Party Delegates are encouraged to join Congressman Issa and other Republican Leaders in endorsing Eric Early for Attorney General. Please download the Delegate Endorsement form, and return the original form to the campaign office.

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Statement by Attorney General Candidate Eric Early On U.S. AG Jeff Sessions’ “Sanctuary State” Speech in Sacramento

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March 7, 2018
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Statement by Attorney General Candidate Eric Early On U.S. AG Jeff Sessions’ “Sanctuary State” Speech in Sacramento

LOS ANGELES, CA – Attorney General candidate Eric Early issued this statement on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech this morning calling for an end to “Sanctuary State” laws that obstruct federal immigration authorities from discharging their lawful duties:

“The federal government is suing California because politicians like Xavier Becerra are recklessly interfering with federal law enforcement. They’re abusing their power to promote Sanctuary State policies that protect a group of illegal immigrants suspected of committing crimes, and endanger law enforcement and the law-abiding public.”

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ICE isn’t asking state and local enforcement to round up all illegal immigrants – all federal immigration authorities want is for Becerra and other officials to stop actively obstructing the enforcement of federal laws.”

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ICYMI: California Democratic Party Snub Reveals Becerra’s Weakness

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February 27, 2018
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ICYMI: California Democratic Party Snub Reveals Becerra’s Weakness

Eric Early in today’s Daily Journal on the California Democratic Party’s Refusal To Endorse Incumbent AG Xavier Becerra:

“Even the Democrats have serious doubts about Becerra,” said Eric P. Early, a GOP candidate for attorney general. “He can’t even get his own party endorsement against a lackluster candidate like Dave Jones. This just shows how wide open the race is and how weak Mr. Becerra is as a candidate.”

The Daily Journal article also reported on Eric’s call for Steven Bailey to withdraw in light of the state investigation into multiple judicial misconduct allegations against Bailey:

On February 21, the Commission on Judicial Performance announced it was opening an inquiry into 11-counts of alleged misconduct in office by Bailey. Three of these counts related to campaigning for attorney general before resigning the bench on August 31.

On Monday, Early’s campaign released a statement calling the charges against Bailey “disturbing.” He added that “it is in the best interests of the Republican Party” that Bailey withdraw.

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Attorney General Candidate Eric Early Calls On Steven Bailey To Drop Out In Wake of State Judicial Misconduct Investigation

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February 26, 2018
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Attorney General Candidate Eric Early Calls On Steven Bailey To Drop Out In Wake of State Judicial Misconduct Investigation

LOS ANGELES, CA – In response to the state Judicial Performance Commission’s announcement it is investigating Steven Bailey for multiple counts of judicial misconduct while he was a judge, Republican Attorney General candidate Eric Early released this statement:

“The judicial misconduct charges made against Steven Bailey are numerous, disturbing and appear to be well-documented,” said Early, an attorney, businessman and Managing Partner of his law firm. “Mr. Bailey is entitled to his day in court, but Republicans cannot afford a candidate with Mr. Bailey’s baggage. The special interests supporting Democratic candidates Becerra and Jones will have a field day with these charges.”

“After sober reflection, I think it is in the best interests of the Republican Party and the people of California for Steven Bailey to withdraw from the race,” said Early. “We must be laser focused on making sure Becerra and Jones, who by their actions show they are intent on turning California into an overtaxed criminals’ paradise, are defeated.”

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Eric Early for Attorney General Endorsed by Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Phillip Chen

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February 20, 2018
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Eric Early for Attorney General Endorsed by Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Phillip Chen

LOS ANGELES, CA – Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Phillip Chen has endorsed Eric Early for Attorney General, the Early campaign announced today.

“Public safety is priority one for Assemblyman Chen, who served for seven years as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy,” said Early. “Leaders like Phillip represent the future of the Republican Party in California – young and forward-thinking activists who can grow the party. I’m proud to count on his support for my campaign,” said Early.

“When I am Attorney General, we’ll go after criminals instead of threatening law-abiding business owners,” said Early, referring to appointed incumbent AG Becerra’s threats to prosecute employers who cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Assemblyman Chen was elected to represent the 55th Assembly District in 2016. The district encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties and includes the cities of Brea, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, La Habra, Industry, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Walnut, West Covina and Yorba Linda.

Prior to his election to the state Assembly, Chen served on the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Education and was a public policy advisor to Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich.

Assemblyman Chen joins a growing roster of elected leaders throwing their support to Eric Early for Attorney General. Most recently, Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, Senator Joel Anderson, Senator Scott Wilk and Senator Jeff Stone have endorsed Early.

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Attorney General Candidate Eric Early Blasts Court Ruling On Prop. 57 That Could Release Thousands of Sex Offenders From Prison

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February 12, 2018
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Attorney General Candidate Eric Early Blasts Court Ruling On Prop. 57 That Could Release Thousands of Sex Offenders From Prison

LOS ANGELES, CA – Attorney General candidate Eric Early criticized a recent court ruling that could lead to the release of potentially thousands of sex offenders under Prop. 57, the disastrous and deceitful initiative supported by incumbent Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

“This is another example of how extremists like Becerra put serving their soft-on-crime ideology above the real-life safety of ordinary Californians,” said Early. “Becerra and other Prop. 57 supporters knew it would turn felons loose into our neighborhoods. They supported Prop. 57 and misrepresented it to voters.”

In 2016, extremists like then-Attorney General Kamala Harris raised millions for a deceptive campaign to pass Proposition 57, misrepresenting it to voters as a cost-saving measure that would save taxpayers millions and apply only to “non-violent” offenders. Instead, violent felons are being released from prison years before their sentences expire, and the cost to law enforcement has been exorbitant.

Prop. 57 supporters told voters its early parole provisions wouldn’t apply to sex offenders. Last week, a Superior Court judge agreed with a sex offender-rights group’s incredible claim that excluding sex offenders from Prop. 57’s early parole provisions was contrary to “the intent of the voters.” This ruling could lead to the early release of more than half of the 20,000 sentenced sex offenders in California – maybe even those convicted of pimping children.

“Another broken promise by the politicians ruling Sacramento,” said Early.

“Californians of all political persuasions have had enough of this madness,” said Early. “It’s time to end one-party rule, toss out Xavier Becerra and put the Attorney General back on the side of law and order for the working citizens of this state.”

“That’s why I am running for Attorney General,” said Early.

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Eric Early for California Attorney General Endorsed by Senator Jeff Stone

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February 12, 2018
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Eric Early for California Attorney General Endorsed by Senator Jeff Stone

LOS ANGELES, CA – The campaign of Eric Early for Attorney General today announced that State Senator Jeff Stone has endorsed Early’s bid to become California’s top law officer.

“Senator Stone has a long and distinguished record of fighting to reduce the size and scope of government while ensuring it acts aggressively to protect public safety,” said Early.

“The Attorney General of this state should be focused on the equal enforcement of the law, taking criminals off the street and keeping citizens safe in their neighborhoods and businesses,” said Early. “Xavier Becerra, who was not elected to the job by the people of our state, misuses the office as a platform for his politically correct crusades. We’re going to send him packing with the support of leaders like Senator Stone.”

Senator Stone represents the 28th Senate District in Riverside County, to which he was elected in 2014. The geographically vast district runs from the Temecula Valley wine country to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Wildomar.

Prior to his election to the state Senate, Stone was thrice elected to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors – in 2004, 2008 and 2012. He also served three terms on the Temecula City Council. A lifelong resident of Southern California, Stone is a successful small businessman who has spent his public service career fighting to remove government obstacles to economic growth, business formation and job creation.

Public safety is a top priority for Senator Stone. As a Riverside County Supervisor he created the County’s internet juvenile sexual predator interdiction program and passed a County resolution making it easier for law abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms for personal protection.

Senator Stone joins a growing roster of elected leaders throwing their support to Eric Early for Attorney General. Most recently, Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, Senator Joel Anderson and Senator Scott Wilk have endorsed Early.

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Eric Early for California Attorney General Endorsed by Senator Scott Wilk

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February 5, 2018
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Eric Early for California Attorney General Endorsed by Senator Scott Wilk

LOS ANGELES, CA – State Senator Scott Wilk has endorsed Eric Early for Attorney General, the Early campaign announced today.

“Senator Wilk has been a tireless advocate for taxpayers and expanding economic opportunity for the people of California,” said Early.

“I’m running to put the Attorney General’s office back on the side of the citizens of California, unlike the unelected incumbent, Xavier Becerra, who is wasting our time on political grandstanding and destructive ideological crusades,” said Early. “I am grateful Senator Wilk is joining my effort to defeat Becerra and restore integrity and a focus on public safety to the Attorney General’s office.”

Senator Wilk represents the 21st Senate District, which includes the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Victor Valleys. Prior to his election to the state Senate in 2016, Wilk served two terms in the Assembly representing the 38th Assembly District. He is a small businessman and previously served his community as a trustee of the Santa Clarita College District. In 2014, Wilk was the only California legislator selected by the non-partisan, non-profit State Legislative Leaders Foundation to attend the Emerging Leaders Program held at the University of Virginia. The program is geared toward newer legislators that show promise as future legislative leaders.

Senator Wilk joins a growing roster of elected leaders throwing their support to Eric Early for Attorney General. Most recently, Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates and Senator Joel Anderson have announced their endorsements of Early.

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Eric Early Raising Funds At Rapid Clip For Attorney General Campaign

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February 2, 2018
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Newcomer Raises More Than $200K In Less Than Three Months

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles attorney and businessman Eric Early demonstrates fundraising prowess during the last quarter of 2017, raising just under $209,000 since entering the race for California Attorney General. His campaign also reported a healthy $125,110 cash-on-hand, according to campaign finance reports released yesterday.

“Running for public office is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Early campaign advisor Andy Gharakhani. “Eric is taking the energy and focus he used to build a successful law firm and applying it to our campaign fundraising, and the results speak for themselves.”

“This shows donors and activists are responding to my campaign to restore public safety and integrity the Attorney General’s office by depoliticizing it and refocusing it on crime-fighting,” said Early. “Californians are tired of Becerra’s grandstanding and publicity stunts.”

Early’s campaign has been endorsed by a growing list of statesmen and leaders, including former Secretary of State George Shultz, Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates and Senator Joel Anderson.

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