DeMaio was a co-host with Sully on AM600 KOGO radio from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“They asked me to come in for the day and guest host and I said, 'Sure why not, I've got some time on my hands,' DeMaio said.
Sully started the show by immediately addressing the allegations of sexual misconduct that arose during DeMaio’s congressional campaign. DeMaio even took calls from listeners who asked him about the controversy.
“I think people are naturally curious as to how did you deal with this false smear,” he said.
But out of the dozen of listeners who called in, most stuck with politics.
“I believe San Diegans really want to see the reforms that we talked about pursued on national level, so we're going to keep talking about good ideas,” DeMaio said.
He said jobs is the big topic on everyone's minds.
Although he's not working at the nation’s Capitol, DeMaio said he's not giving up.
“I’m still committed to government reform," DeMaio said. "I'm still committed to making the Republican Party more inclusive."
DeMaio told Fox 5 he has no plans to return to the campaign trail anytime soon.
“I think I need some much needed rest," DeMaio said. "I'll take my first vacation in years and be able to recharge my batteries."