Kennedy Campaign Launches, Chronicling Detached CA-04 Incumbent’s Extreme, 40 Year Political Career


Challenger unveils new ads blasting McClintock’s record on COVID, seniors, and veterans.

Roseville: The Brynne Kennedy for Congress campaign today unveiled two new ads and launched — a chronicle of the extreme record of 40 year career politician and CA-04 incumbent Tom McClintock.

View the ads: “Reagan” and “Troops.”

“It’s past time for Tom McClintock to answer for his record — of sowing division, trying to take away people’s healthcare and retirement security, standing against our military and heroic veterans, and actively working to undermine a safe re-opening and recovery for businesses and schools in our district,” said Brynne Kennedy for Congress campaign spokesman Todd Stenhouse. “Tom McClintock has pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars in salary, per-diems, and government funded pensions — but he has delivered nothing but partisan dysfunction in return.” traces the CA04 incumbent’s career, from writings where he attacked Social Security and openly advocated for the dismantling the retirement system his constituents depend on, equated national service to “slavery” and referred to America’s all-volunteer military as “a dismal failure” — to a 40-year career as a politician pushing similarly extreme ideas in Sacramento and Washington. In 2008, former California Republican Governor Pete Wilson said McClintock was “the first to criticize and the last to help the team,” and Veterans Press said his “utter disregard for active duty troops and veterans (was) shocking.”

Recent polling shows the CA-04 race between McClintock and Businesswoman Brynne Kennedy is a statistical tie, with Kennedy outraising McClintock in each of the last two quarters despite not accepting any contributions from corporate PACs. Kennedy, who has taken on the divisive rhetoric in both parties during this campaign, has attracted support from a range of leaders, including former Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner, former CA GOP Nominee for Governor Meg Whitman, and more than 70 current and former locally elected officials from across the region.

Kennedy is currently conducting a virtual town-hall tour of the Fourth District and will be answering questions from Tahoe, Truckee, and Alpine County residents on Wednesday, September 9th at 6 p.m.