A primary attack other than nepotism is that the Gaines’ will have two paychecks, benefits etc in one household.
Apparently, Gaines’ campaign team (the ones that are still there) is still felling the effects of Roger Niello’s Per-Diem attacks.
So – we get the below press release. It seems to be some sort of attempt to buffer against anticipated attacks.
However, there’s a problem – the only candidates that seem to attack others on the Per-Diem issue are liberals trying to make Conservatives look like hypocrites.
Between this and the ballot designation saga – we are seeing Team Gaines highlight their primary weaknesses as a defense. Now, that is a strange strategy…
ROCKLIN, CA – – Small business woman Beth Gaines announced today that she and her husband, Republican State Senator Ted Gaines, will not accept $60,000 a year in taxpayer paid salary benefits collected by other legislators. Beth Gaines is a candidate for Assembly in the 4th District Special Election, to be held March 8.
“I will not accept Legislative per diem payments if elected to the Assembly,” said Beth Gaines. “That comes to $30,000 I will personally be turning down.”
Her husband, Republican State Senator Ted Gaines, is also turning down per diem. Between the two of them, they will be saving taxpayers $60,000 per year.
Per diem is the daily payment Legislators receive when they are meeting on official business. It can amount to approximately $30,000 per year.
“As owners and operators of a small family business, Ted and I know firsthand how businesses in my district are struggling just to keep their doors open,” said Gaines. “Turning this compensation down is our way of showing our solidarity with the taxpayers and small business owners of our area.”