Carl DeMaio
Carl DeMaio at a campaign stop in 2012 | Photo by Brad Racino

by Joe Yerardi | inewsource

New Generation Leadership Fund, we hardly knew you.

The Fund, a super PAC run by former San Diego city councilman and unsuccessful mayoral and congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, is shutting down according to a document filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

DeMaio established the super PAC Dec. 5 and in less than four months of existence, the group neither raised nor spent any money.

According to the group’s website, the Fund was aimed at supporting young and minority GOP candidates who would eschew a focus on “divisive social agendas” in favor of focusing “on ideas that unite different communities together as Americans.”

In response to an email asking why he’d decided to shut down the super PAC, DeMaio wrote, “We will be doing our work through an existing group. With the larger group we are working through there is no need for a separate PAC.”

DeMaio later added that an announcement of the identity of the group would be made within the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, DeMaio has recently teamed up with former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed to place a pension reform initiative on the 2016 statewide ballot.

DeMaio led a successful effort to pass a similar initiative while he was a San Diego city councilman.

Joe Yerardi is a freelance data journalist for inewsource, where he worked between 2013 and 2016 as an investigative reporter and data specialist. To contact him with questions, tips or corrections, email

4 replies on “Carl DeMaio’s super PAC shuts down”

  1. Give me a break. The Republican party is PREDICATED on dividing us. Divisive social agenda issues are their “thing.” It’s like asking fish to give up their obsession with water. Ain’t gonna happen.

  2. DeMaio also denied that he lost the Congressional election. According to DeMaio, “I won and I am actually in Washington right now legislating.”

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