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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 11:47 PM
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It's Official! Marcy Winograd to challenge Jane Harman!
Just got this in an email tonight...

Dear Friends & Supporters:

It's official. I have declared my intention to challenge the Queen of Wiretaps, Jane Harman, once again -- this time in 2010 (or sooner, should she follow Specter's lead and switch parties!). Please note I promise I will not accept any $$ or favors from AIPAC or Alberto Gonzales.

With the election a year away, we have time to make this happen. I have been meeting with grassroots activists in the 36th to discuss issues and strategies and am excited about the possibilities. Please share the message below with friends and family members and get involved in what promises to be a stimulating campaign. I welcome your endorsement at winograd4congress@gmail.com, your donation at

https://etribute.durkeeandassociates.com/c.php?c=mwinog... and your volunteer hours and talents.at winograd4congress@gmail.com If you email me your endorsement, please list: name, occupation, community affiliation, city of residence.

Thank you for your support.

In peace,

Marcy Winograd

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Send Marcy Winograd to the House. Send Jane Harman home. Enough of Harman's wiretapping woes, AIPAC favors, and Republican shilling; The 36th congressional district (Venice to San Pedro) deserves a real Democrat for the people. Help Winograd unseat Jane Harman. Donate to the Winograd for Congress 2010 campaign. Click on the link below to donate:

https://etribute.durkeeandassociates.com/c.php?c=mwinog...


Marcy Winograd teaches high school in South Los Angeles. Unlike Harman,Winograd wants to redirect our bloated war budget to fund critical needs in education and health care. To endorse the Winograd for Congress campaign, send an email to Winograd4congress@gmail.com and include the following: name, city, title/occupation, and a comment. If you live in the 36th congressional district, please include that, too. Click on Winograd4congress@gmail.com to endorse and/or volunteer or offer a special skill, talent, or insight.


Concerned about lawmakers in the pocket of special interests? To read what Winograd has to say about Harman's collusion with AIPAC, click on the Huffington Post link below: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcy-winograd/harmans-wi...


To read more about the Harman scandal, click on http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2009/04/28/calamity-... /
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:37 AM
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1. K&R! Thank you CaliforniaPeggy!
Edited on Sat May-02-09 12:38 AM by elshiva

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:42 AM
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2. Thank you, my dear elshiva!
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:44 AM
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3. You are welcome. Kicking it for a sweetheart.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:03 AM
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4. "The Queen Of Wiretaps"! Hahahaha! She sounds good, but I
hope Harman isn't getting a bum deal. She's been there a long time. She can't explain a lot, but neither can Feinstein. :shrug:

I enjoy CA politics. So much more interesting than TX.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:11 AM
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5. She does sound good...
I don't give her much chance, frankly. I don't remember the exact percentages the last time she challenged Jane, but she didn't get much more than 35% of the vote...

Still, she's a scrapper, no doubt about that.

:hi:
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:23 AM
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6. I hope that emails from myself and others helped encourage her to get back in this race...
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:28 AM by cascadiance
I would think that if Marcy gets through to win the primary, she'd be in pretty good shape to win the mostly Democratic district over any Republican now.

I think a lot's changed since Marcy faced her last time in 2006, and though this AIPAC scandal is getting heavy efforts by both congress and the M$M to cover it up, there's enough about Harman out there to create a lot of doubt about her staying in office if enough people hear about it. Moveon.org and other groups that are targeting house and senate members might be of help this time around. In fact this might be one race where they could really point to down the road as a success if they try hard enough, and as an example of how to get more populist candidates voted in to office where they should be (the primaries). We fell a little short with getting Lieberman pushed out, but perhaps getting DINO Harman out would be an example that worked. If Harman can't win the primary, I think she'd have a harder time to pull the Lieberman "independent" stunt.

And though I agree with you, that its hard to read what really went on with the AIPAC mess that appears to be releases / leaks targeted at discrediting her, I think there's enough other information out there that already does discredit her as a friend to progressive mainstream Democrats, that don't really make her a sympathetic figure.

Sometimes the mafia has turf wars and they go after each other, and sometimes save law enforcement from having to use their resources to prosecute/imprison the guilty when the turf wars take care of that job. I don't think it's a matter of her necessarily getting a "bum deal". I think if she's hanging out with the likes of Gonzo and the Bush administration on wiretapping crap, she deserves to be called out as a representative of us, whether or not she tweaked Porter Goss on torture enough to get him to go after her.

An example of this is bill HR1955 (Violent and Radicalization Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act). That alone has me wanting to see her be pushed out of office.

"Washington You're Fired" clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Op3x154z2I

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1955
http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/32886prs20071128.h...
http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=5068
http://www.antiwar.com/paul/?articleid=12015

It's too bad they let the AIPAC spies off the hook in the courts the other day. I think its likely because there are so many that could get their names sullied with AIPAC stains that they probably all want to sweep it under the carpet.

And though she only got 37% or so when she ran, she faced a well financed incumbent machine that Harman had then, that had no big stains on her reputation (even if she was more conservative than some folks liked then). It is like the difference between when Francine Busby ran against Duke Cunningham before his scandal and conviction, and her running for the seat again agsinst Brian Bilbray in the following special election, where she made up a LOT of ground and almost pulled off a win against Bilbray in a historically Republican "lock" district. I think in many ways Marcy's road is less challenging than Busby's was.

I say go Marcy go! Take advantage of having run in this district before, and showing that you cared enough to work for them even before this controversy happened. I think residents will appreciate that sort of basis, that other candidates that might come in to run that could be viewed as "opportunists" might have running in the same primary.

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knixphan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:06 PM
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7. I just dropped a contribution!
An I encourage everyone to throw a couple of bucks her way. I want a real Democrat representing me!
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Creena Donating Member (501 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:08 PM
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8. Fowarding to my friends in Torrance and the 36th.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 12:09 PM by Creena
Maybe they can get some volunteer hours in...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:20 PM
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9. Thank you!
And welcome to DU!

:hi:
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:38 PM
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10. My dear CaliforniaPeggy!
Edited on Sat May-02-09 07:38 PM by UrbScotty
This is indeed great news!

Cheers to More and Better Democrats! :toast:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:04 PM
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11. Thank you, my dear UrbScotty!
Indeed!

:toast:
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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:39 PM
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12. I'm volunteering again.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:40 PM by 20score
K&R, of course!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:49 PM
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13. Thank you for the rec!
And good for you, to volunteer...

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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:51 PM
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14. K&R
Will send a donation as soon as I can.
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:28 AM
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15. Endorsed, contributions to follow. Let's purge Feinstein next...
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