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03-17-2011 - Mike Gin '80 Throws Hat in for 36th Congressional Seat

Mike Gin For Congress

March 15, 2011

REDONDO BEACH – In only three days, the Mike Gin for Congress Campaign has raised more than $100,000 in cash and pledges as it prepares for the sprint to Election Day, now set for May 17th, Mayor Mike Gin announced Tuesday.

“I am so encouraged by the rising tide of support I’ve experienced since I announced my candidacy for the 36th District Congressional seat last week,” Gin said. “The response has been great.”

Gin said raising the first $100,000 for a campaign is always difficult, but he was encouraged not only by the contributions but by the hundreds of pledges of support for the campaign that came from throughout the South Bay.

“My supporters know that I will fight for them – for good jobs, for government fiscal responsibility and for government that works for all Americans. The issues we face are great. We must address them as Americans. Not as Democrats or Republicans,” Gin said.

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown called a Special Election in the 36th Congressional District for May 17th. If no candidate secures a majority in the primary, the two top candidates will face off in a General Election on July 12th.

Mike Gin for Congress has setup a website at www.mikegin.com and supporters can sign up there for email alerts and explore links to Facebook and Twitter and contribute to the campaign.

Gin is the two-term Mayor of Redondo Beach, the second largest city in the 36th District. He has taken a leave from his duties as a field deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe for the duration of the campaign. Previously, Gin worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

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