CHINO, CA — Edwin Duterte still has a shot at a US congressional seat.
The distant relative of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is having a blast holding creative fundraisers, with shooting tournaments.
“The sleet and trap shooting competition, we not only plan to hold this one but many more in the next few months to get more people comfortable with firearms and firearm safety.”
As the country is in the midst of the highly explosive gun control debate, the Fil-Am businessman is vying for Maxine Waters’ seat in California’s 43rd congressional district.
The district includes Torrance, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and the Los Angeles International Airport.
Duterte is using the gun debate and his fundraisers as a platform.
“They believe a firearm creates problems, that a fire arm is an anger management solution. What we really need to do is figure out ways and to promote ways to prevent anger and find ways to cure anger management, a piece of metal, a piece of plastic, and some firearms does not create anger.”
The 79-year-old Congresswoman Waters has been in office since 1991.
As Duterte takes his stand for second amendment rights, he says his focus continues to be creating jobs in his district.
The California primary is scheduled for June 5th, the top two finishers will go on to the November election.
As of now, there are 5 candidates, three of them Republican — including Omar Navarro, who lost to Waters in 2016 by a wide 76-to-24 margin.
Navarro recently got the endorsement of former White House security adviser Michael Flynn.