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California sends Democratic loyalist John Garamendi to Congress

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Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am

Voters in Northern California traded one reliable Democrat for another by electing a career politician who will back the Obama administration's health care reform efforts and other initiatives.

Unlike the headline-grabbing congressional race in upstate New York, California's special election was predicable and largely uneventful. Lt. Gov. John Garamendi added a new chapter to his 35-year political career after defeating Republican David Harmer on Tuesday to represent the 10th Congressional District.

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  • posted at 8:37 am on Wed, Nov 4, 2009.


    journey wrote "...but can he fix California's problems?" He's probably less of the cause of California's problems than most. Why would you think one person could "fix" California's problems. California is now full of selfish, narcisistic, myopics who want low property taxes then bemoan the lack of fiscal prudence and proper budgetary funding brought about by successive conservative administrations. it's not California that needs fixing, it's Californians

  • posted at 7:06 am on Wed, Nov 4, 2009.


    With the district being a Democratic majority, he was a shoe-in. Now on to more of the same no matter who`s running the show. I`ve heard all the "what can I do for you" before.Nice to see that the voters in West Virginia and New Jersey make the right call, and now the two Democratic governors will be looking for a new day job.

  • posted at 4:47 am on Wed, Nov 4, 2009.


    garamendi will follow all of the other puppets. california choice? uh, no, only a portion of california sent this clown.

  • posted at 2:15 am on Wed, Nov 4, 2009.


    "...smart, caring, dedicated..." but can he fix California's problems?

  • posted at 2:05 am on Wed, Nov 4, 2009.


    Garamendi is a smart, caring & dedicated public servant. Smart choice, California!

  • posted at 1:54 am on Wed, Nov 4, 2009.


    This district was warped and twisted around to provide a 18 % demonratic advantage, the outcome of the election was automatic.

  • posted at 1:31 am on Wed, Nov 4, 2009.


    3 out of for four is not bad! Happy with the recent elections! Conservatives take a stand!



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