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  •  Ahh, Loretta (2+ / 0-)
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    trashablanca, atdnext

    I am star struck by her.  She's amazing, really.  One time, I got to talk to her and I was like frozen and way inarticulate too.  You're lucky to have her as your representative.  

    •  I know, I know... (2+ / 0-)
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      SoCalLiberal, trashablanca

      When I was going to school in San Diego, my friends there tried to reregister me over there...
      But I refused!

      For one, I have a competitive state senate race...

      And of course, I just love having Loretta as my Congresswoman! : ) I'm keeping California blue... How about you?

      by atdnext on Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 07:12:00 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, nothing's competitive my end (1+ / 0-)
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        I voted for Henry Waxman, he'll win a minimum of 70% of the vote, maybe 80% this year the way things are going for the GOP.  My state assembly race is open but the Democrat, Mike Feuer, is a shoo in.  My state senate race is open but again the Democrat, Mark Ridley-Thomas, is a total shoo in.  Waxman is a great progressive and he's been around a long time and he continues to do great things representing us in congress.  But he's no diva like Loretta.  She took down B1 Bob and then had to survive him stalking her for two years.  She's a hero for that.  

        •  Unfortunately... (1+ / 0-)
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          In my hometown, we're fighting tooth andnail to keep SD 34...

          Joe Dunn is termed out (Whah! Why must we lose him?!), so the GOP's trying to regain this seat by running a faux-moderate, Lynn Daucher...

          On our side, we're running OC Supervisor Lou Correa, a "conservative Democrat" who actually undersyands Central OC...
          Perhaps because HE'S ACTUALLY LIVED HERE HIS WHOLE LIFE??!!

          But anyways, both sides are spnding millions on this one...
          That's why we all first though that this hate mail was linked to one of the State Senate campaigns.

 I'm keeping California blue... How about you?

          by atdnext on Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 07:23:52 PM PDT

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          •  Well she doesn't really represent the district (1+ / 0-)
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            In fact, I think she represents Coto De Caza.  Not any of real district except for a few small portions of Anaheim.  Her assembly district is affluent and Anglo.  His represents the heart of the district, diverse, working class, blue collar.  My money would be on Lou Correa.  He's won tough elections in the past and he was actually elected County Supervisor.  It's too bad that Tom Umberg had that affair and got trounced in the Senate primary.  He was the one who cast the deciding vote in favor of gay marriage.  Who would have thought that a representative from Orange County would have been the deciding vote in FAVOR of legalizing gay marriage?  Only in the 21st century.  

            That reminds me, Loretta won her seat in 1996.  That year saw racist right wing Republican Jim Morrisey get reelected narrowly over Correa for the AD-69 seat.  The next election in 1998, Correa walked all over Morrisey and Joe Dunn beat incumbent and Christian Coalition darling Robb Hurtt for the state senate seat.  Loretta also triumphed massively over Bob Dornan in the rematch.  Reminds me of my favorite Loretta line:  "Well having been through both a recount and a revote, I'm well qualified to speak on this issue!"  Loretta was the trend setter for sure.

            •  Please tell that to more progressive activists... (0+ / 0-)

              In Orange County!

              It seems like too many folks out here have forgotten that.

     I'm keeping California blue... How about you?

              by atdnext on Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 07:38:56 PM PDT

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