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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:42 AM

LA Times: Raul Ruiz defeats Mary Bono Mack in Riverside County upset

Raul Ruiz, a Democratic emergency room doctor, eked out a victory over Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in the race for the 36th Congressional District seat in the Coachella Valley.

The often-caustic political slugfest is the first defeat for Bono Mack in her 14-year political career, which began when she was elected to replace her husband, singer Sonny Bono, in Congress after his death in a skiing accident.
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Bono Mack accused Ruiz of being a "radical" for taking part in a Native American protest of Thanksgiving when he was a Harvard medical student in the late 1990s.

Ruiz assailed Bono Mack for supporting the budget plan of GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin; Ruiz said the plan would decimate Medicare. The political parties and outside groups spent more than $3.3 million in the race.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/raul-ruiz-defeats-mary-bono-mack.html

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Reply LA Times: Raul Ruiz defeats Mary Bono Mack in Riverside County upset (Original post)
SunSeeker Nov 2012 OP
roody Nov 2012 #1
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #2
DCKit Nov 2012 #5
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #13
patrice Nov 2012 #3
Jane Austin Nov 2012 #4
Cha Nov 2012 #6
ywcachieve Nov 2012 #7
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #8
roody Nov 2012 #9
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #10
roody Nov 2012 #11
KamaAina Nov 2012 #15
otohara Nov 2012 #12
stuffmatters Nov 2012 #14
SoapBox Nov 2012 #16
mimi85 Nov 2012 #17

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:47 AM

1. He is a cutie pie!

I believe he is the son of migrant workers.

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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:52 AM

2. Yes, Congress is looking a lot better come January!

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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:46 AM

5. UR so shallow, but I have to agree.

 

But I'll bet he's a lot smarter, too.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:16 PM

13. You bet right, he's got a Harvard Medical degree.

Dem cutie pies come with brains. And heart.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:53 AM

3. Sweet!!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:05 AM

4. Hooray!

What an improvement!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:53 AM

6. Bet Cher's happy..I know I am!

Thanks SunSeeker.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:21 AM

7. Oh, I love it!

I am SO happy the nasty witch went down.
Way to go Raul Ruiz!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:01 AM

8. This is one of only a few bright spots for CA

this last election (I'm extremely disappointed by not turning back the death penalty and not passing Frankenfood labeling). Mack was quite the whack job. Also, this is the first time I've actually seen our new Congresscritter-elect. What a little cutie pie (and I'm saying that in a very grandmotherly way).

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:08 AM

9. I'm disappointed too, but 32

would have done terrible damage, and 30 is a start to getting the one percent to pay their fair share.

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Response to roody (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:30 AM

10. Oh, I agree.

And the supermajority in BOTH state houses is a real boon. I just worked REALLY hard on Prop. 37 for several weeks. Oh well, ya win some, ya lose some.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:41 AM

11. We raised millions of people's

consciousness. Yes on 37 marched in our small town's parade and we kept hearing "What are GMOs?"

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:36 PM

15. Thank you

the No on 37 commercials were as full of malarkey as anything coming out of Mittwit's or Lyin' Ryan's pie hole. "Soy milk would have to be labeled, but dairy milk would not." Well, DUH! There's no such thing as GMO cow's milk (yet).

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:53 AM

12. Sweet

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:31 PM

14. I watched their debate

Bono Mack was so hideously ignorant, might have even called him a Commie for being in student/social demonstrations. She's that level of hater... you feel slimed after just listening to her. Both she and her most recent husband lost ...so happy bahbye to that Tea Bag Fun Couple.

Ruiz was so impressive in the debate. He's going to be a terrific representative for his constituents and a wonderful addition to the House Progressive Caucus.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:13 AM

16. Yes!

...I JUST read about this now...

GREAT news...and shows that we can take back America from these Tea Turd types!

I'm already looking forward to 2014 and getting tons of positions back to Dems...from local levels to the House.

Wonderful news.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:26 PM

17. It's About Time!

I'm in this witch's district although miles away from Coachella Valley. Almost in San Diego County. Anyway, this was such welcome news. I NEVER thought she'd lose, as I voted against her time after time. It warmed the cockles of my heart (whatever THAT means) to see her husband, Connie Mack, lose as well. Good riddance to both!

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