Mr. Carbajal and his insider cronies are doing their best to frighten women voters along the Central Coast with scaremongering and television ads, hoping they won’t look at where I actually stand on the issues.

I have more faith in the wisdom of the residents in our communities.

Opinion Piece by Justin Fareed:┬áDon’t settle for cheap politics of yesterday

October 9 / News-Press

Career politician Salud Carbajal and his Washington puppet masters have been falsely attacking me and I’m here to set the record straight.

Here’s the truth: Mr. Carbajal and his insider cronies are doing their best to frighten women voters along the Central Coast with scaremongering and television ads, hoping they won’t look at where I actually stand on the issues.

I have more faith in the wisdom of the residents in our communities.

Mr. Carbajal and his pals seem to think that putting my picture onscreen next to Donald Trump is enough to win them this election. This is a tactic straight out of a self-interested career politician’s stale playbook: Ignore the truth, sling mud and hope that deceptively edited ads will scare you into voting the way they want.

This is the politics of yesterday. Stale.

Let’s be very clear: I’m running for Congress to bring a strong voice for the Central Coast to Washington, to stand up and do what’s right, and to lay the foundation for a better way forward for all Americans, including all genders, ethnic backgrounds and political affiliations.

The ads my opponent and the political machine are running paint a very different picture. Perhaps they should take a look in the mirror. Mr. Carbajal supports the dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism, and the administration’s decision to give them hundreds of billions of dollars. The Iranian regime is noted as one of the worst among civil rights for women, the LGBT community and minorities.

As your congressman, I will fight for women’s rights and ensure everyone is treated equally. It is the law and my opponent is using outdated campaign tactics to divide our communities.

Additionally, these misleading ads ignore crucial context on my plans to fix our health care system. Yes, I want to replace the Affordable Care Act, with its taxes, penalties and mandates, because California women and their families are seeing increased premiums, skyrocketing deductibles and fewer choices available to them.

I support a replacement plan that puts women and their doctors back in charge, that ensures those with preexisting conditions are not denied coverage, guarantees men and women are treated equally by insurance companies, and ensures women have coverage for preventive and maternity care.

Voters are tired of the same old politics of yesterday. This presidential election is a distraction from the issues that matter most. That’s bringing strong Central Coast values to Washington, to get Congress working again for the American people, and to fight for a better future for all Americans.

While Salud Carbajal continues to hide behind deceptive ads, refusing to participate in debates and forums before the ballots drop, I’ll continue to discuss these issues and more with voters across the district.

Let’s shake up politics as usual and end the culture of cronyism and mudslinging that Mr. Carbajal and the Washington elites backing his campaign are fighting so hard to protect.