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CA-46: So Dana Now Wants to Debate?

“It is not surprising that Dana Rohrabacher has chosen to bring Washington politics back home and try to mislead people about these debates,” said Kevin Thurman, Cook’s Campaign Manager. “We have never turned down a debate or forum with Congressman Rohrabacher. We ask that his campaign respond to our letter asking for three debates.” Apparently,…

Pedroza Jumps the Gun on Truman Dinner Speaker

Over on the Orange Juice Blog Art Pedroza has announced that a “pajarito” has told him that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic Party of Orange County Truman Awards Dinner. I ran into DPOC Executive Director Melahat Rafiei tonight so I asked her about it.…

South Vietnamese Flag On Convention Floor

Garden Grove is the home to the largest concentration of Vietnamese in the United States and is represented by democrats Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (47th District), State Senator Lou Correa, and and Assemblyman Jose Solorio. Delegate Misha Houser of Garden Grove is representing the 47th Congressional District at the Convention. For the four days of the Convention,…

Michele Martinez Responds to Santa Ana Gang Arrests

Santa Ana– I want to make it clear that I will not tolerate gang violence regardless of who is involved.  The city has been complacent and lethargic in responding to gang activity.  I am driven to break this counterproductive culture.  I have advocated significant investment in community policing to help curtail gang violence.  By developing…

Eclectic Café is Headquarters for Non-Delegate Democratic Groups

Earlier this evening, I decided to take a break from the Stonewall Convention to go meet up with a Maine delegate that I’ve been chatting with over the past two months. I hitched a cab downtown to her hotel, picked her up, and went off to a nearby restaurant/community gathering place called Mercury Cafe, http://www.mercurycafe.com/home.html,…

Day Two in Denver

Second full day in Denver, finally catching my breath. Misha and I are at the National Stonewall Democrats Convention in Denver through Sunday. Today, was full of workshops, a Labor Luncheon, and the NSD Annual Awards Dinner. The Obama-Biden Rally in Springfield, IL happened during our lunch program so we took time out to watch…