“We have backing from every single corner of this district,” Fareed said, adding that his support comes not only from conservatives and Republicans but also from independents and some Democrats. “It was a tough battle…I was out every day, all over the Central Coast, meeting with voters.” Fareed slammed Carbajal as a “deeply entrenched career politician,” and said he’s looking forward to the coming political fight.

Carbajal, Fareed Prepare to Battle in 24th District Congressional Runoff

By Giana Magnoli / Posted on June 8 / Noozhawk

Full article available at noozhawk.com

Santa Barbara congressional hopefuls Salud Carbajal and Justin Fareed appear to have clinched the top two spots for a November face-off after a primary battle fueled by millions of dollars and nine candidates.

Fareed, who works at his family’s sports medical device company, came in ahead of fellow Republican and long-time state Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian of San Luis Obispo County, with strong support throughout the district.

Fareed said he wasn’t surprised he appears to have prevailed over Achadjian, who many observers thought would run more strongly in San Luis Obispo County.

“We have backing from every single corner of this district,” Fareed said, adding that his support comes not only from conservatives and Republicans but also from independents and some Democrats.

“It was a tough battle…I was out every day, all over the Central Coast, meeting with voters.”

Fareed slammed Carbajal as a “deeply entrenched career politician,” and said he’s looking forward to the coming political fight.

“I am excited to go head to head with Salud, because he epitomizes all that is wrong with politics today.”