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  •  Dave Peiser is running in CA-49 for Dem nomination (0+ / 0-)

    And he may be the only Democrat who will run to be honest.  He's progressive and from the posts he's made on Facebook and Twitter, he's got fire in his belly.

    I've been promoting Peiser on Twitter and other avenue and even mention his information in every single Darrell Issa diary I make so people can channel their frustrations with Issa and start lending support for Peiser in any way they can.

    If the DCCC can't help, that shouldn't deter us for fighting anyway.

    http://www.peiserforcongress.com/

    •  may be an advantage (0+ / 0-)

      to have the campaign without the benefit of the DCCC.

      from what I hear, they expect the candidate to spend nearly all his/her time dialing for dollars, leaving little time to get out to meet constituents and become better known.

      DCCC also enforces a bunch of rules in exchange for money - not all of which are beneficial in specific areas.

      Better to organize and run a locally relevant fund raising effort combined with getting to know constituents. At least that's what I've heard about the process up here in Northern CA.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 10:49:01 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, true (0+ / 0-)

        You may have a point there.  The DCCC provides good funds for a Democratic candidate but if this happens, the race will get more exposure than necessary and then the national GOP will get more involved as a result.  That might take the storm out of the Democratic candidate's race, given CA-49 still has more registered Republicans than Democrats.

        One of the reasons why I've always argued in the past for DCCC to get involved in CA-49 is because if Darrell Issa is such a thorn and pain in the ass to the Democratic Party, why not support the Democratic challenger?  Whatever anyone might say about 2012 Democratic Candidate Jerry Tetalman, he did get nearly 42% of the vote and without any outside help outside of the CA-49 district (although Francine Busby did endorse his campaign).  I'm sure if the DCCC would have gotten in the race in 2012, Tetalman's final voting percentage points would have gone up perhaps 3-4% (at least).  There are roughly 40% Democrats and 10% Independents in CA-49.  Uncertain as to whether 42% included 40% Democrats and 2% Independents exactly but I'm sure the results from 2012 indicated Tetalman received a lot of votes from Democratic voters.

        The great thing about California thought is that unlike say Ohio, Missouri or even Florida, the trends are going more in the Democratic Party's favor and as population continues to increase, it's not enabling the GOP a lot of leverage.  Even San Diego County is now becoming competitive as the Democratic Party is making more gains  vs. the GOP in voter registration.

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