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Corruption-free representation for U.S. Congress

Democrat for House of Representatives, District CA-16

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It's time for Eshoo

to pass the torch

to pass

the torch

Polling Data: Rishi is poised to win

Polling shows Anna Eshoo's support has sunk to 35%. Rishi Kumar, her Democratic challenger has highlighted Eshoo’s corruption and is poised to win! There are no Republicans in this race.

Rishi won 127,000 votes in the November 2020 general election - the highest for any Eshoo challenger in decades. Rishi’s November 2022 target for victory is a total of 150,000 votes.

Pass the torch to Rishi

The issues with Eshoo

Anna Eshoo supports the shift to privatize senior Medicare with ACO REACH (details here). She has accepted $4.5 million from Pharma/Healthcare companies, Washington lobbyists, and gun systems manufacturers. She’s been bought and paid for by corporate interests - not the people she represents.

Eshoo's support has seen a huge drop For three decades, she routinely got 70% of the vote, but she received only 48% in June's primary — the second worst showing for any Democratic incumbent in CA.

Why the drop? Eshoo’s corruption and appetite for dark money have finally caught up to her. Voters value honesty and integrity: Eshoo claims responsibility for 50 pieces of legislation, but only four of her sponsored bills have become law! It’s time for change!

My Top 3 Priorities

I will leverage the extraordinary technical and financial resources of the richest, most innovative congressional district in America to act on the issues unaddressed for decades such as Medicare for All, reproductive rights, climate change, and stopping the senseless deaths of our children at school. I will defend our democracy, protect our seniors from the exploitation and privatization of Medicare, reduce crime, inflation and the exodus. I'll establish an additional congressional office at the coastside to ensure we prioritize the coastal issues. I will get more done in my first two years than Eshoo has done in decades, and NEVER sell out..
I will push for a cleanup of Washington with term limits, ban congressional insider trading, establish a collaborative problem-solving approach, not divisive partisan politics, with a people-centric agenda, not lobbyist-centric.
As the first tech-savvy representative, I will grow our economy, bring American jobs back to restore our supply chain integrity and ensure that our innovation economy thrives as the world's innovation hub.

From the Press Box:
The Eshoo vs. Rishi race

We agree that the congressional seat could use someone younger with fresh perspective (than Anna Eshoo).

Los Altos Town Crier (October 25th, 2022)

She (Eshoo) could face her toughest reelection challenge in 30 years [...] her primary total was the lowest since she won the seat in 1992.

Mark Simon, San Mateo Daily Journal (July, 2022)

We are concerned by the donations she (Eshoo) has accepted from the pharmaceutical industry.

Stanford Daily (March 2020)

By the way, there’s a rumor Anna Eshoo will not finish her term if reelected. She will resign to give her seat to a person of her own choosing. I hope we don’t see that happen. It’s undemocratic.

Matt Grocott, San Mateo Daily Journal (February 2022)

Eshoo's campaigns have pocketed more than $1.5 million from employees of pharmaceutical firms and other health care companies. In Congress, Eshoo has consistently voted in favor of the industry.

The Intercept (October 2018)

Anna Eshoo has been in the House since 1993, [...] has done little to serve her district during her 30-year tenure. Four bills have come out of her office. Most were to change the names of post offices.

Matt Grocott, San Mateo Daily Journal (February 2022)

At age 78, with 28 years in Congress, there's been whispers that it's time for Eshoo to retire.

Dave Price, Palo Alto Daily Post (April 2021)

If I am a Democrat, he (Rishi Kumar) gets my vote.

Matt Grocott, San Mateo Daily Journal (February 2022)

Rishi Kumar is the real deal. He will fight for you and will never sell out. Rishi's run is about ethics in politics - he was the first elected official to call for the resignation of San Mateo County's sheriff in the Batmobile case.

San Mateo County News Endorsement (August 2022)

Is Rishi Kumar Batman?

Mark Simon, San Mateo Daily Journal (July, 2022)

Rishi is on Social Media

I will expand Silicon Valley's Innovation Economy

As a software hi-tech executive, mechanical engineer by education, I know Silicon Valley's innovation economy and will work tirelessly to jumpstart cutting-edge innovation, restore the integrity of our supply chain, and bring tech jobs back.
I'll solve problems underlying the tech "brain drain" and exodus. I'll ensure we continue to attract the best and the brightest by providing the ecosystem necessary for a thriving innovation economy. I'll launch Entrepreneurship Incubation Centers to nurture startups and foster close collaboration between innovators, students, teachers, and startup investors.
I'll develop a Silicon Valley tech playbook for the greater good of America and the world. Innovation can be profit-driven, but it can't prey on our society's most vulnerable and should unite people, not divide them, while always protecting our privacy rights.

Rishi will NEVER be in the pocketbook of Big Pharma!

I am your crisis-ready Congressional Representative

When the pandemic broke out......I mobilized the calling of 86,000 seniors, helping them by delivering groceries, medications and N95 masks.
When wildfires forced evacuations......I helped neighbors find hotel accommodations and developed a wildfire prevention plan.
When my city experienced a spike in burglaries......I held over a hundred neighborhood meetings that eventually reduced burglaries by almost 50%.
When seniors were hurting because of San Jose Water Company's many rate hikes......I pushed back and defeated nine rate hikes.
When minors - local high school students - were stuck in Europe separated from their parents......I got them reunited with their families.

Hundreds are Endorsing Rishi Kumar