California Dreaming - 2010 House Races

With the midterms only 10 months away it is time now to cast our eyes over the biggest state in the country - California.

How will we fare in 2010?

Below the fold for all the details and hey go check out the 2010 Race Tracker Wiki over at Open Congress for all your House, Senate and Gubernatorial needs.

(Cross posted at Daily Kos, MyDD and Open Left)

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Watermelon Mayor Resigns City Council Seat as Well

Crossposted at OC Progressive

Los Alamitos mayor resigns from City Council over racial e-mail

Dean Grose announced his resignation from the City Council in a letter this morning to the city manager.

Last week he said he would step down as mayor after coming under fire for sending an e-mail depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons and the title "No Easter egg hunt this year." But city officials had said he would retain his seat on the council.

LA Times Email Alert

Here is the update at the LA Times.  Police will be patrolling Grose's home since a decimated watermelon was found outside his place of business.

I can tell you that this will make many happy to know that he will not try to hold his City Council seat.  His behavior and reaction were completely unacceptable and we can no longer tolerate the, I didn't know crowd.

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Change I Can REALLY Believe In!

(Proudly cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama&The Liberal OC)

You know, we hear the term "change" used so often as little more than a cheap political slogan. That's why it's been so refreshing to see Barack Obama give us reason to belive change is more than just a word. That's why I'm so proud of our Democratic Party for standing up for real change that helps real people. And yes, that's why I'm excited about some great Democratic candidates who are bringing home the message of change.

Follow me after the flip to see what change is coming...

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GOOD Congressional challengers on FISA: The List

In the last couple days, there have been several posts across the blogosphere citing what various candidates running for Congress have said on FISA and retroactive immunity for the telecoms.  But so far, it's been all over the map.  I'll try to corral all their statements into this diary, so you can see who the "good guys" are.

First, let's start off with the current House and Senate members who voted against this bill.  They do deserve credit, as it's their jobs on the line.

Follow me below the fold to see the dozens of Democratic challengers who are standing up for the Constitution, and are against this FISA bill and retroactive immunity.

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Republican Congressman says "Veterans commit fraud."

John Campbell [R, Ca-48] voted against veterans benefits (in a minority of two), while allocating funds to Blackwater to pay mercenaries more in a month than a soldier makes in a year--and giving Blackwater mercenaries better armor, better weapons, and better vehicles than our soldiers receive.

When asked "Why did you vote to cut veterans' benefits," unscripted Campbell "macacaed" all over the place:  "BECAUSE VETERANS COMMIT FRAUD."

Campbell must apologize!  I made a commercial that demands Campbell apologize.  Here's a link to the commercial:

Click for VETS commercial

$25 pays for one airing of this commercial in my District. How many times would you like to see this commercial play?

A contribution to our "Vets" page on ActBlue tells George Bush and John Campbell, "Stop posing in front of soldiers, and start standing behind our veterans."


I am committed to the veterans and their benefits! I made a 2 minute video that lets you hear why from the horse's mouth:

click for MY STORY

If I am the kind of man you want in Washington, then you can help:
1.  Please contribute to my campaign


2.  Please promote this posting and send a link for this post to everyone you know who cares about veterans and their issues, no matter where they live.
Thank you,
Look at my website at
"I am not one of them!"

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