REPUBLICANS & DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY POLICY IN 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO - MAY 18, 2018
The candidates ding McClintock for more than not believing in human caused climate change. “He opposes clean emission standards, he voted yes on the opening the outer continental shelf to oil drilling, he voted yes on barring the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases,” said challenger Democrat Robert Lawton.
EVOLVE ENDORSES LAWTON
May 5, 2018
The Board Of Directors of Evolve, a non-partisan non-profit has voted to endorse Progressive Democrat Robert Lawton in his campaign to unseat Tom McClintock in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election in California's 4th Congressional district.
Lawton, a Coarsegold Democrat, is running against McClintock
SIERRA STAR - APRIL 20, 2018
A fourth Democrat candidate, Robert Lawton, of Coarsegold, is running against District 4 Congressman Tom McClintock (R - Elk Grove) in the June 5 Primary Election, getting in the race just before the March 9 deadline. “As I see it, the whole purpose of a primary is to find out who the strongest candidate is,” Lawton said. “If the goal is to have a Democrat beat McClintock, wouldn’t it make sense to figure out who the strongest opponent is...?”
Latecomer to 4th District campaign takes aim at Morse
CALAVERAS ENTERPRISE - APRIL 13, 2018
Robert Lawton, the latest Democratic entrant in the race for the 4th Congressional District, spoke with the Enterprise recently to discuss his fledgling campaign. Slipping into the election just before the deadline, Lawton believes he can beat Democrats Regina Bateson, Roza Calderon and Jessica Morse in the primary to take on incumbent Republican Rep. Tom McClintock, who he projects will be the opponent in the general election...
Heavy Field Seek Local Congressional, Senate & Assembly seats
MY MOTHERLODE - MARCH 30, 2018
A fourth Democrat has also emerged in the #CA04 House race, Robert Lawton (not the former Calaveras County Administrator with whom he shares the same name). Lawton’s campaign website notes that he is originally from New York, spent time in Los Angeles, and currently resides on a 40-acre property near Yosemite. He worked on Wall Street for many years, later became a filmmaker who started his own film company, and his campaign website includes a video endorsement from actor/environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.
District race is a crowd scene
CALAVERAS ENTERPRISE - MARCH 29, 2018
The newest candidate is Robert Lawton. His campaign was launched with a cinematic and high-tech website (lawton4congress.com) that suggests a great deal of work and money went into his campaign before the wraps were taken off late last week. A principal message of that website and presumably his campaign is that Morse cannot be trusted because she has not been honest or consistent in describing her background to voters...
IS A CANDIDATE FOR U.S. CONGRESS LYING ABOUT HER PAST?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 20, 2018 (Coarsegold, CA) — Congressional candidate Jessica Morse (CA04) may be lying about her past, according to newly released ads produced by the Lawton For Congress 2018 campaign.
Robert Lawton, who recently entered the race shortly before the March 9th deadline, has strong feelings about the veracity of Morse’s experience. “If any one of these claims turns out to be bogus, I don’t see how this ISN'T a national scandal.” Lawton, a former Wall St. executive turned filmmaker went on to add: “We have a CDP and Arena SuperPAC endorsed candidate running for Federal office who may be fabricating numerous, substantive events from her past, including; dodging bullets, solving a murder, and managing the $25 billion Iraq budget at The State Department!"
Lawton, who calls himself “a Sanders Progressive” and counts Ed Begley Jr. among his supporters, had been paying close attention to the race in California’s 4th Congressional district, when an article by The Sacramento Bee questioning Morse’s past came out. The article, which Lawton found to be “pathetically inadequate” was followed by the CDP endorsing Morse. These two events prompted Lawton to enter the race: “I don’t want a repeat of what happened in the Presidential election to occur in my home district, wherein the Democratic establishment put their thumb on the scale to push a deeply flawed candidate through the primary, and we all know how that turned out. If Morse is on the ballot in November, [incumbent] Tom McClintock will exploit these flaws, and win in a landslide.”
The Lawton Campaign ads, which cast doubt on Morse’s claims of “liberating human trafficking victims” and “escaping from armed ISIS militants” among other bizarre assertions, were sourced from interviews, articles and materials (some of which were produced by the Morse campaign) prior to October, 2017 and “have since been scrubbed” from Morse’s official campaign website, and social media pages. The Lawton campaign, however, has copies of Morse’s deleted items. “These are the kinds of claims which resulted in Brian Williams being fired from his multi-million dollar NBC contract, and it bears mentioning that Morse has taken in nearly a million dollars thus far, based on what may prove to be false information” said a concerned Lawton. “I used to work on Wall Street and know there are hard rules about receiving funds based on fictitious statements. In fact, it’s a criminal offense.”