Thoughts on the upcoming election
I'm glad to see that in California's 42nd Congressional District, somebody has stepped up to the plate as a write-in candidate to challenge Republican Incumbent Gary Miller. It's Mark Hull-Richter ... this has shades of Jerry McNerney two years ago. He seems like a good progressive. It's an uphill battle, certainly, but all we have to do is get somebody decent to actually challenge Miller and there's a chance, the way the republicans have been crumbling! If you the reader know anybody that lives in San Bernadino, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, or Fontana, let them know about this.
I'm disappointed to hear that Debra Bowen is actually neck and neck with Ortiz according to the latest LA Times poll, at 21% each. That's with 58% undecided, so it's clear that it's a matter of voter familiarity. We've got to get the word out about how great Debra Bowen will be as a Secretary of State! (Hat tip and bigger analysis: California Progress Report)
I'm about to have a birthday, and I will be probably spending that evening phone-banking for Jerry McNerney. Anybody want to bring me some chocolate cake, and join me in this fun event? (I did it last week; it takes a few minutes to psych myself up to talk to strangers, then it's such a natural high!)