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Debbie to Challenge Dana

At the Democratic Party of Orange County’s Biennial Convention in Anaheim today, Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook will challenge Congressman Dana Rohrabacher for his 46th Congressional District seat. This is the first time that Dana will be challenged by an Orange County elected official. I’m sure I’ll have more later.

Democratic Voter Registration in California Sees Explosive Growth

California Democrats Shatter Record – In the final 45 days (60 days pre-election, December 7, 2008 to the January 22, 2008 15-day cut-off) prior to Election Day, the Secretary of State’s report of registration shows Democrats added 150,633 voters to bring its total to 6,749,406 or 43.0 percent of registered voters statewide.  Altogether, 244,202 voters…

How I Voted

I recently located an old friend on LinkedIn. When he responded to the request to join my network, this dyed-in-the-wool Republican wrote, “Who should I vote for? (Sorry about the Bush thing.)” Thus I had confirmation that there actually are a few demented individuals who care what I think about politics. On the chance that…

Project Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart does something the media seems too busy to try to do, it is educating voters. Now I suppose the MSM is no longer interested in reporting the news, but making it, so this burden of the “fourth estate” seems to be dying a quiet death. So where does one go to get…

Your thoughts on the Democratic debate

Thought folks might want a place to add their thoughts on the debate tonight from the Kodak Theater. Both did well. I thought they were exceedingly (perhaps too) civil towards each other. They definitely seemed to be focused on the concerns of California voters – talking about the environment, global warming and immigration issues much…