Republican from California
John Dennis is a Republican politician who unsuccessfully challenged Nancy Pelosi in her 2010 re-election campaign. His campaign featured a take-off on the Wizard of Oz, with Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West. A graduate of Fordham University with a degree in business administration, the Jersey City, NJ, native is the son of a longshoreman and a city hall clerk and says he grew up in one of the city's public housing projects. He was a co-founder of the ergonomic design firm Humanscale, and created Foundation Real Estate, a San Francisco-based investment company. He also founded the San Francisco chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
Recent statements involving John Dennis
Taxpayers pay $18,000 a month for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district office in downtown San Francisco.
Recent stories featuring John Dennis
Occasionally candidates and other political groups told the truth this campaign season. Here are a few examples.
Republican John Dennis scored a viral video hit with his Wizard of Oz themed ad, which casts his opponent, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in the role of the Wicked Witch of the West. We check a claim in the ad that taxpayers pay $18,000 a month for Pelosi's district office in downtown San Francisco.
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