Ammar Campa-Najjar, there are a lot of Americans who work very hard who cannot achieve their dreams.

I’ve played by the rules all my life.

Did my time in the Navy as a Radioman.

Taught myself electronics and computer programming.

Had a damn good living until our government allowed our businesses to send our jobs to other countries and sold non-immigrant guest worker visas via a lottery system to our businesses to import those guest workers to hunt our remaining jobs which has forced out the older workers like myself and denied our younger college educated kids the opportunity to establish themselves in our business community.

And when I wrote our government who you were the mouthpiece for, begging for help, ya’ll threw me and millions of other former middle class workers under the bus in favor of guest workers who were not even born here in America.

So no, you will not get my vote because you have never stood up for people like myself and demanded their right to pursue their dreams.

Only yours.

At our expense.

Ammar Campa-Najjar, who has raised half a million dollars in his battle to defeat Rep. Duncan Hunter, was forced to defend himself Tuesday when an Israeli newspaper reported that a grandfather he never knew was a terrorist.

“I’m blessed to have been born in America, a country where regardless of your appearance, the sound of your name, or where your family came from, you can achieve your dreams if you work hard and believe enough,” said Campa-Najjar.

The Democratic candidate, who is of Mexican and Palestinian descent and grew up in El Cajon, issued a statement after the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that a grandfather was a Palestinian terrorist in the 1970s. Yusuf al-Najjar was assassinated in Beruit by an Israeli commando force in 1973 after the Munich Olympics massacre.

“Like many American families, my heritage bears a heartbreaking history,” said Campa-Najjar. “To achieve peace, Palestinians and Israelis will have to make the same personal choice I’ve had to make: leave the dark past behind so that the future shines brighter in the eyes of our children.”

Haaretz noted that “the grandson of one of the architects of the Munich massacre is running for Congress in California, and winning praise from members of the local Jewish community for his moderate positions on the Israeli-Palestinian issue.”

Campa-Najjar has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party and San Diego City Council members Chris Ward and David Alvarez.

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