John Dennis's file


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.

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Recent statements involving John Dennis


At $18,000 per month, you're definitely not in Kansas anymore

Recent stories featuring John Dennis

Truth: Rare in Election 2010, but not entirely absent

Occasionally candidates and other political groups told the truth this campaign season. Here are a few examples.

Fact-checking "Wizard of Oz" ad that casts Nancy Pelosi as Wicked Witch of the West

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.