Kokkonen’s ‘the legal immigrant’ campaign slogan raises questions

When Matt Kokkonen entered the race to replace Congresswoman Lois Capps with the campaign slogan “The legal immigrant for U.S. Congress,” some observers saw it as, at best, a provocative phrase to display his conservative stance toward immigration, or at worst, a thinly veiled insinuation that the other two naturalized citizens running for the seat had some kind of illegal status. …He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in financial services at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, served in the California National Guard, and founded his own insurance and financial services agency in San Luis Obispo in 1975. more

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