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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:58 AM
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Garamendi endorsments for California's 10th District.
It's looking good for Garamendi for the 10th District:

San Francisco Chronicle: Lt. Gov. John Garamendi stands out in this crowd because his vast portfolio of experience is so well aligned with the issues of the times and the big concerns of the district.

Garamendi said he withdrew from the governor's race when this seat became open because "these are the issues I've spent my life on." Others might suggest his decision was conveniently pragmatic - his bid for the Democratic nomination was going nowhere - but there is no doubt about his qualifications for Congress, especially in this district. He was an aggressive and effective insurance commissioner (think health care, consumer issues such as foreclosure), deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior (delta, climate change) and a state legislator from 1974 to 1991.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/0...

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Garamendi has an unmatched history of intensive work on the most pernicious problems that Congress is now wrestling with. And he is a strong advocate for single payer health care.
http://www.sfbg.com/blogs/bruce/2009/08/editorial_garam...

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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:27 PM
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1. He should have run against Lungren. Period.
Moving to this district makes no sense for the good of the party.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:59 PM
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2. That's one opinion.
Others obviously disagree.

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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:02 PM
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3. It's not just my opinion.
He would have had a good chance to take a Republican-held district, but opted to go for a safe one instead. It does say something.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:36 PM
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4. Whatever.
He could have waited to attempt to take the Republican-held 3rd district from a Republican incumbent in 2010 -- keeping in mind that incumbents usually win -- or, as he is doing, retain and strengthen a Democratic seat in the 10th now.

What it says to me is that he's pragmatic.

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