House Speaker Pelosi speaks at Oceanside forum on election ethics

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made a stop in San Diego County Monday to speak at an event on election ethics and campaign finance issues.

Pelosi appeared alongside Rep. Mike Levin for the Oceanside event, moderated by a University of California San Diego professor.

The legislators discussed H.R. 1, known as the "For the People Act," which was passed by the House this year to "ensure clean and fair elections, end the dominance of big money in our politics and help guarantee public officials work for the public interest," Mike Levin's office wrote.

"Everything is at stake when we talk about who has the leverage," said Pelosi during the event. "We want the people to have the leverage. The people's interest, not the special interest."

Levin and Pelosi took questions at the end of the event, held at 3 p.m. in the QLN Conference Center & Meeting Facility on Avenida Del Oro in Oceanside. One of the questions centered around social media and its role in the election process.

"In the social media there is now an ongoing mission on the part of some who are not from our country, some from Russia, some in our country, to demoralize the American voter online," said Pelosi.

The House Speaker last visited San Diego for a tour of an immigration detention facility in June 2018.

Tony Krvaric, spokesman for the San Diego County GOP, posted a statement to Twitter. "The more Speaker Pelosi speaks about Democrat priorities like impeachment, government-run healthcare, open borders, and post-birth abortion the better," he wrote in part.

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