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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
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Watchdog of the State Treasury

By Tom McClintock

Candidate for State Controller; State of California

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This election is a referendum on California's wasteful spending.

The Controller is the watchdog of the state treasury - with legal authority to root out corruption, fraud and waste.

As Controller, I will not only audit the state's wasteful bureaucracies, but I'll also target the special interests who try to use government to line their own pockets. This new breed of get-rich-quick corporate schemers give free enterprise a bad name by seeking lucrative government contracts in return for their campaign contributions.

That's wrong, and it needs to stop now.

I'm an experienced waste cutter, with a proven record of defending taxpayers, ratepayers and shareholders.

As Controller, I'll take on wasteful government bureaucrats, corrupt politicians and big-dollar contributors, through regular performance audits and true across-the-board competitive bidding.

Am I up to the job? You bet.

I led the drive to abolish California's car tax.

I sued to stop the $14 Billion rip-off of California ratepayers by the energy monopolies.

I authored the Bureaucracy Reduction and Closure Commission Act.

I've fought against waste and fraud in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

And I'm endorsed by every major taxpayer organization.

Our local schools suffer, our taxes rise, and we spend hours each day stuck in traffic, because our tax dollars are being plundered and wasted. As your State Controller, I will bring the full force of the law to the fight against waste, fraud and corruption. Because it's your money, not theirs.

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