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Usually, Blue Dog Democrats at least try to hide their right-wing positions during primary campaigns. But not Scott Peters in California's 52nd congressional district...

KUSI-TV reporter: Do you favor cuts in entitlements: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid?

Scott Peters: Yeah.

(See full video here.)

This is one of Democrats' top opportunities to beat a Republican incumbent -- there's no reason to hand it to a Blue Dog. Today, we endose Lori Saldaña in this race -- a bold progressive fighter who will be a strong ally of Elizabeth Warren in Congress.

Can you chip in $3 to help Lori defeat Scott Peters in her primary on June 5? Click here.

When we first talked with Lori last October, we were impressed. A three-term state legislator and university educator, Lori is a passionate fighter for middle-class families and opposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare. "I want Democrats to have backbone," she says.

A few weeks later, we held a press conference where progressive candidates delivered thousands of petition signatures to House Speaker John Boehner's office, demanding a jobs bill. Lori stole the show!

Watch Lori fight for the 99% and clash with John Boehner's office! Then, chip in $3 to help Lori win!

(And share this post with your friends on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about this bold progressive candidate!)

This seat is held by vulnerable Republican Brian Bilbray. Lori's primary opponent is former San Diego city council member Scott Peters, who the San Diego Union Tribune says bears "much of the blame" for "corrupt practices" that destroyed the pension fund of city workers. And now he supports cutting Social Security and Medicare.

Lori fought for universal health care and public financing of campaigns. She also co-authored California's landmark global warming legislation, and was named legislator of the year by veterans' groups. In Congress, she'll fight for these priorities, and defend the social safety net.

Let's win this seat by nominating a bold progressive voice! Chip in $3 to help Lori today. Then, share this post with your friends so that they can learn more about this bold progressive candidate!

Originally posted to BoldProgressives on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM PDT.

Also republished by San Diego Kossacks.

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