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Maxine Waters Faces Challenge From Republican Movie Producer

Maxine Waters Faces Challenge From Republican Movie Producer

Producer Frank DeMartini of the film "Journey To The End Of The Night" poses for a portrait at the Tribeca Grand Hotel during the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival April 29, 2006, in New York City. (Scott Gries/Getty Images for TFF)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 04:50 PM

Movie producer Frank DeMartini plans to challenge Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters for her House seat in California next year.

Waters has served 14 terms in the House of Representatives for the 43rd Congressional District. DeMartini, a Republican, is a 55-year-old lawyer who has made movies including “Mad Money,” “Elephant White,” and “Journey to the End of Night.”

DeMartini is originally from New York but has lived in California since 1986, Fox News reported. He announced his candidacy on “The Adam Corolla Show.”

Waters is the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and was one of 70 House Democrats who refused to attend the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January.

“Maxine is one of the prime examples of what is wrong with Washington,” DeMartini told Fox News. “She has been in Congress so long she is out of touch with our community. She is out of touch with the country.”

“I come from blue-collar parents,” DeMartini continued. “She came from them, but she has no idea what they are anymore.”

But DeMartini may have a difficult time unseating Waters: She won 76 percent of the vote in her last election against Omar Navarro, who had strong ties to Trump and strategist Roger Stone.

“[Waters] is not only impregnably strong in that district, but she has become a national institution,” USC professor of politics Robert Shrum said, Fox News reported. Shrum added that the district is overwhelmingly Democratic.

“She has gone from helping the constituents to rallying the far-left bas in the impeach-Trump movement,” DeMartini told Fox News. “In fact, lately, I don’t think she has been to anything at all where she hasn’t said ‘impeach Trump.’”

“We all have the same needs, we want jobs, we want education for our children. These are all of the things that I have in common with them,” DeMartini said of the residents of the 43rd District.

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