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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 04:44 PM



February 20, 2012 (San Diego)--2012 will prove to be an interesting electoral cycle, perhaps one for the history books. With the Occupy Movement, the Coffee Party, the Tea Party and now Be Your Government (http://beyourgovernment.org/) we are seeing a rise in a challenge to the Beltway Establishment.

Dr. David Levitt, a media scientist and software engineer, has announced a primary challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein in the Democratic Party Primary. He sees corporate money as a corrupting influence in the system and is running a social media based campaign, with small donations. As he put it in an exclusive telephone interview, “If we have candidates that do not accept corporate money, and people who vote for them, then they will represent the people.”

Levitt has criticized Senator Feinstein for outspending her opponents and said she does not run on her record. He objects to her past support of the Iraq war. He decided to run because he believes that people are tired of voting for the lesser of the two evils. He added that given the effects of Proposition 14th, the new “top two” primary system and that the Republicans are running Orly Taitz—not a prominent political leader--for the seat, we may see two Democrats at the top of the ticket in November.


Personally I believe, we all should know when challenges do occur.

Editorial comment, and this is unique to Cali. Due to Proposition fourteen on June 5th, we may end up with a few races where the top two spots, taken by the top two vote gatherers, go on to the General Election in November. This may give us some interesting results, where two Republicans or two Democrats may move on to the November election.

That is a part of nuts and bolts that makes this a half way attempt at a different system.

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