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San Diego County, CA April 11, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Richard Earnest

Candidate for
Member of Congress; California; Congressional District 50

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Business Entrepreneur
  • BS, Engineering, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • MS, Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  • President VM Software, Inc.
  • CEO, Peregrine Systems
  • Co-founder, past Chairman, International Forum for Corporate Directors, San Diego
  • Mayor & City Councilman, Del Mar, CA 1996-2004
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Setting a Higher Standard of Integrity and Rebuilding Trust in Congress
  • Removing the Restrictions on Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
  • Ending our Legacy of Debt by Controlling Federal Spending
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Key Endorsements
  • Orson Swindle, former POW and Federal Commerce Commissioner
  • Nancy McDaniel, citizen and patient activist
  • Patients and caregivers who've supported our fight for stem cell research
Position Papers
Setting a Higher Standard for Integrity in Government
Ours is the only campaign that's posting every campaign contribution on its website in "real time," and that's given voters a certified statement of my net worth. It's what I call "setting a higher standard" for integrity in government, part of an extensive agenda of reforms to restore the people's faith in Congress.
Removing Restrictions on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Political campaigns should be about hope for our future, not fear and divisiveness. I believe embryonic stem cell research holds enormous promise for unlocking the secrets of diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and upwards of 70 other diseases -- yet federal funding is restricted because of politics. Let's remove the restrictions, and bring on the hope.
Ending the Legacy of Debt to Our Children by Controlling Spending
Today, the United States is a "Debtor Nation," running up $3 billion in debt every business day, mostly to foreign countries. It's no legacy to pass on to our children, and we must gain control of it.
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