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opusprime Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:09 AM
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Brown for Congress, California 4th District... (requires registration)

A former Republican will run as a Democrat for the 4th District congressional seat held by Republican John Doolittle of Rocklin.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charles D. Brown of Roseville has been discussing his intentions for months. He formally announced his candidacy Saturday before a crowd of supporters on the steps of the Roseville Veterans Memorial Building.


"Bush and these extremists, like John Doolittle, have led us into the Iraq war, based on lies and deception," Brown writes on his Web site, "Brown for Congress."


Doolittle is considered the sixth highest-ranking member of the House of Representatives and serves as secretary of the House Republican Conference. Doolittle also sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee - which writes the annual federal spending bills - and is a deputy whip, one of the people who gets the party's members into chambers for votes. Recently, Doolittle has supported the intelligent design movement, which seeks to place fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible's creation account on the same level as scientific theories of evolution, especially in public schools.

Doolittle need to go.
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:20 PM
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1. Brown was involved with
Veterans for Kerry.

"He cites Sen. John McCains failed presidential primary bid against George W. Bush in 2000; Georgia Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, a triple amputee who was wounded in Vietnam, who was accused by Republican foe Saxby Chambliss of being weak on national security in their 2002 Senate race; attacks on Sen. John Kerry during his presidential bid last year.

We got started on Vets for Kerry. I was very disappointed with how Republicans went after vets like John McCain, Cleland, and Kerry, he said. A lot of military are tired of the lies. Veterans post-war care is falling behind. A lot of people dont realize that three veterans a day in California commit suicide, and one-third of the homeless are veterans. And the divorce rate for (Iraq) veterans is up 73 percent."

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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:27 PM
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2. Uphill battle
But it's worth a shot, my cousin lives in the district and she'll definately for Brown. I think CD03 should also be challengened, since it's demographics are more interesting.
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