Chabot - Terroist Hunting Permit

Congressional candidate Paul Chabot is sending donors a little something special in the mail: a “Terrorist Hunting Permit.”

By Beau Yarbrough/ Staff Writer
Published: July 28, 2016
Updated:   July 29, 2016 – 6:42 a.m.

Congressional candidate Paul Chabot is sending donors a little something special in the mail: a “Terrorist Hunting Permit.”

The yellow cardboard square reads: “Valid for: ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram. No bagging limit, no tagging required.”

The permits are being sold to those who donate $99.17 to Chabot’s campaign via his website,VoteForAVet.com.

“Terrorism is out of control. I call the assault on our police officers — these are domestic terrorists,” Chabot said Thursday. “Terrorism in general is completely out of control around the world, and in our country as well.”

Republican candidate Chabot is running in the 31st Congressional District for the second time against Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, to whom he lost in 2014.

“Everybody’s been excited and enthusiastic” about the permits, Chabot said. “I think it gives meaning behind the candidacy. They’re not giving money to a candidate, but to a cause.”

According to Chabot, he’s received donations from 43 states and military mailing addresses overseas.

As of June 30, the Federal Election Commission reports that Chabot has received $500,055 in donations, with a total of $100,567 cash on hand and $90,898 in debt. Meanwhile, Aguilar has received $2.3 million, with $1.5 million cash still on hand.

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