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CD 44: Ken Calvert’s “Totally Flawed Outlook”

Top conservative California blogger Jon Fleishman gets it. In a post yesterday he asks, “What is Calvert Thinking?” Good question. Fleishman writes, “Calvert is a very big proponent of this Appropriations-driven model of governance that we have in the House of Representatives. It is some sort of mentality that seems to boil down to this:…

CA-44: Ken Calvert — Portrait of a Hypocrite

“We can’t forgive what occurred between the President and Lewinsky.“ Those are the 1998 words of my representative in Congress, Ken Calvert, member of the Christian Coalition and co-chair to the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine. It’s interesting Calvert would make such a statement, considering that in 1993, Corona police found him in…

CA 44: Ken Calvert Pigs Out

The Office of Management and the Budget defines earmarks as “funds provided by the Congress for projects or programs where the congressional direction … circumvents the merit-based or competitive allocation process, or specifies the location or recipient.” In other words, an earmark is a little spending measure that a congressmember gets tacked onto a bill…

Bellwether

RBC member and Clinton supporter Garry Shay, former Chair of the Los Angeles Democratic Party and Chair of the CDP’s Rules Committee, has an email announcement list to which I subscribe. Apparently back from his weekend trip to the RBC meeting in DC, this morning Garry sent four emails to his list. Two of the…

March, April, May

March: Democrat Bill Foster wins the seat that Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert has held for 20 years. Since the district’s creation in 1959 it has continuously been in Republican hands. April: In Mississippi’s 1st District, in which Bush received 62% of the vote in 2004, Democrat Travis Childers forces Republican Greg Davis into a runoff…

They’re Going to Denver!

Wondering who won the delegate elections today to represent you in Denver? Here’s what my pajaritas are telling me: 40th CD, Obama: Gustavo Delgado and Meghan Maher 40th CD, Clinton: John Hanna and Marti Schrank 42nd CD, Obama: Sally Stevens and David Walsh 42nd CD, Clinton: Lorri Galloway and James Romero (Jeremy Cogan, alternate) 44th…

DNC Press Release on Florida Delegates

For Immediate Release April 2, 2000 [See also "UPDATE" below] Joint Statement from DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Florida Democratic Chairwoman Karen L. Thurman and the Florida Congressional Delegation on Seating Florida’s Delegates Washington, DC – After a joint meeting today among Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, Florida Democratic Chairwoman Karen L. Thurman and the…