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CA – Calvert, Ken

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Ken Calvert has represented conservative patches of Riverside County since 1993.  He always had a penchant for growing government and was an avid earmarker.  Like many other earmarkers,  Calvert amassed a ton of baggage with questionable land deals among other things.  His scandals almost cost us this Republican seat in 2008. And yes, he is a member of the Appropriations Committee.

During the past Congress, he amassed a liberal voting record, even judging by the standards of his fellow Californians.  Despite the fact that his new district (42) has become more conservative, Calvert has not become more conservative.  He was one of only 85 Republicans to vote for the “fiscal cliff” tax hikes and spending increases.