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Congressional election holds many twists and turns

Original post made on Jul 1, 2009

Last week's confirmation of U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher of Alamo as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security is expected to cause a scramble among candidates seeking to fill her 10th District congressional seat.

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Even more twisty turns will manifest themselves in the form of political musical chairs with candidates leapfrogging over each other to fill the next vacant spot. With Tauscher gone, Buchanan will vie for her spot and if Buchanan wins, Arnerich won't be far behind in the campaign for her assembly spot.

It looks like there will be a possiblity for such political hustings to last non-stop for a year or more.

However, there is a solution and a way to stop the onslaught of eternal rhetoric. Just don't vote for ANY incumbent running for a different/higher office. That will put a stop to the falling dominoes.

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Posted by Campaigner
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Or....understand that there is a transformation happening under the Obama Administration and we need someone to fill Tauscher's seat who understands the progressive movements that are stabilizng our economy and finally moving our country forward. I don't believe boycotting the special election will solve anything. Instead, get informed and vote for the person who you want to see lead the 10th congressional district.

You can not deny that we are on the verge of major fundamental changes in our country. Lt. Governor John Garamendi has been serving the state of California for 34 years. He has consistenly stood up to lobbyists, stood up to insurance companies, and has preserved the beautiful landscape of California mountains and coastlines in which we all enjoy. Please review Lt. Gov. John Garamendi's website at

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