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  • Md. Dems face redistricting mutiny

    10/06/2012 8:13:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2012 | Charles Mahtesian
    As Maryland voters prepare for a November referendum to decide the fate of the state’s new congressional map, Montgomery Gazette columnist Blair Lee chronicles the quandary faced by Democratic Party leaders in strongly Democratic, earnestly liberal and good government-oriented Montgomery County. On one hand, the newly drawn map — one of the most ridiculously gerrymandered in the nation — maximizes Democratic opportunities across the state. On the other, the new congressional lines are an indefensible affront to good government — an issue of concern in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., one the nation’s top goo-goo outposts.
  • Breaking News: Liberal Politicians and Now Judges Continue Attacks on Bachmann

    05/18/2012 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Syncro · 25 replies ^ | 5/18/2012 | Michele Bachmann
    Dear Fellow Conservative, I'm reaching out to you today because I need your support to continue fighting in the U.S. House of Representatives against President Obama's big government agenda. A major development has just occurred in my race for the U.S. House of Representatives and I'm asking for your immediate help... ...You see, in retaliation for repeatedly standing up to President Obama on the national stage, liberal judges have redrawn the lines of my Minnesota Congressional District to try and wipe me off of the political map once and for all. Their bias was so obvious they even gerrymandered...
  • Federal court orders May 29 primary date for Texas

    03/01/2012 4:50:05 PM PST · by deport · 18 replies · 4+ views
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The federal court in San Antonio has ordered Texas to hold its primary elections on May 29, resolving for now one of the biggest issues in the state's redistricting battles. The three-judge panel issued the election schedule two days after releasing political maps for Texas to use in the 2012 election. Legal disputes over the maps for congressional and House districts have kept Texas from holding elections. In the primary schedule released Thursday, the filing period for candidates reopens Friday and closes March 9. While the court order clarifies the election schedule, some minority groups...
  • In Pennsylvania, the Gerrymander of the Decade?

    12/15/2011 8:32:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 14, 2011 | Sean Trende
    There have been a lot of good candidates for the "gerrymander of the decade" award this cycle. North Carolina, Illinois and Texas have all dreamed up district lines that have gone... --snip-- Republicans in Pennsylvania, however, took a state that is two or three points more Democratic than the country as a whole, and created 12 districts (out of 18) that are more Republican than the country as a whole. They did so by creating what can only be called a group of Rorschach-inkblot districts in southeastern Pennsylvania. The net result is a map that shores up their vulnerable incumbents,...
  • Colorado Supreme Court strikes down new map of legislative districts (Dems Lose)

    11/16/2011 9:57:49 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    kdvr ^ | 8:11 p.m. MST, November 15, 2011 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER -- That 2012 statehouse battle between Reps. Andy Kerr and Ken Summers, their two House districts drawn together by Colorado's Reapportionment Commission, is on hold. For now. On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court rejected the new map of Colorado's House and Senate districts approved by the commission in September. Several state lawmakers saw their seats become a lot more competitive under the new map, drawn by Entravision CEO Mario Carerra, the unaffiliated chairman of -- and swing vote on -- the 11-member commission. Now, after a 4-2 vote by the state's highest court, the Commission will have to reconvene...
  • A model redistricting plan from the Maryland GOP

    10/19/2011 7:03:06 AM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 15 | The Washington Post
    Maryland is home to some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the country. But the decennial redistricting getting underway gives Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and state leaders a chance to remake the partisan, unrepresentative districts created 10 years ago under Gov. Parris Glendening, another Democrat — districts that have harmed Democratic and unaffiliated voters as much as they have Republicans. And the good news is officials don’t have to spend much time reviewing voter rolls and computer data to achieve this good-government outcome. All they have to do is adopt the plan offered by Maryland Republicans. Yes, you read...
  • Utah Dems threaten lawsuit if new congressional map doesn't change (Crybaby City)

    10/01/2011 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 9/28/11 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Utah State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis said Wednesday the party will take the state to court unless Republicans back away from a controversial new congressional map. "If the outrageous insult to the people of Utah stands that is the Republican power bosses' map, the Democratic Party will be suing, no question about it," Dabakis told the Deseret News. A memo from the Utah Democratic Lawyers Council obtained by the News states "Utah could become a prime candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court to establish its new judicial test for partisan gerrymandering," depending on the outcome of redistricting.
  • Gerrymander Endangers Nearly All House GOPers in Illinois

    06/07/2011 9:27:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    "The plan that the legislature passed in Springfield and that the governor will likely sign in a few days puts just about all of us in political danger," freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger told HUMAN EVENTS last week, the "us" being himself and the eight other Republican U.S. representatives from Illinois. In what could fairly be labeled the most blatant case of political gerrymandering this year, the Democratic-controlled house and senate in Illinois recently unveiled a redistricting plan for the Prairie State's 17 congressional districts... ...The most dramatic change to come out of the new Democratic plan is to put Representatives...
  • Frank's bid for re-election throws wrench into redistricting

    02/03/2011 12:30:33 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/3/11 | Garrett Quinn
    Barney Frank just threw a big wrench into the the redistricting plans for the Commonwealth. Many were speculating that Frank would retire and solve the politically tense problem of picking a district for elimination, especially after the two western Massachusetts congressmen, Rep. John Olver and Rep. Richard Neal, said they were sticking around. Well(,) that's not the case now and it appears a once tired and ex(h)austed Frank is now more energized than ever. His district is one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country and would have been perfect for other districts to absorb. He's probably insulated from...
  • Selectmen draw the line at 'Gerrymandering'

    11/22/2010 1:00:40 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Salem News ^ | Allan Burke
    MARBLEHEAD — Abbot Hall will host the new documentary "Gerrymandering" on Dec. 9. What's more, the selectmen agreed to waive the usual $450 fee for use of the hall. The event will be sponsored by the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society. After all, this film, which has already won critical acclaim across the country, is a tribute to the craftiness of Marbleheaders. Patriot, former governor and former vice president Elbridge Gerry is often painted as the originator of the practice of gerrymandering, which involves redrawing legislative district lines — often into bizarre shapes —to maximize the clout of your supporters....
  • Gerrymandering 101

    11/10/2010 4:14:58 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 10, 2010 | Pseudonym: Zombie
    Gerrymander: It’s a dirty word. Everyone knows it’s a political insult, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. And even many of those who know what gerrymandering is don’t fully grasp how it completely dominates American politics. Welcome to Gerrymandering 101. Pundits across the political spectrum are now noting that the 2010 Republican tsunami was bigger and more significant than it might appear on the surface, because the Republicans not only won a record number of federal races, they also utterly crushed the Democrats in local races, winning at least 675 seats in state legislatures. This spells doom for...
  • The New Black Panther Case: A Conservative Dissent (A Must Read)

    07/06/2010 3:24:38 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | July 6, 2010 | Abigail Thernstrom
    Forget about the New Black Panther Party case; it is very small potatoes. Perhaps the Panthers should have been prosecuted under section 11 (b) of the Voting Rights Act for their actions of November 2008, but the legal standards that must be met to prove voter intimidation — the charge — are very high. -SNIP-   Get a grip, folks. The New Black Panther Party is a lunatic fringe group that is clearly into racial theater of minor importance. It may dream of a large-scale effort to suppress voting — like the Socialist Workers Party dreams of a national campaign...
  • *PBS's Erbe: Dems Must 'Gerrymander Away', Politicize Upcoming Census*

    03/04/2009 1:54:19 AM PST · by Cyropaedia · 9 replies · 606+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 3, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    PBS's Erbe: Dems Must 'Gerrymander Away', Politicize Upcoming CensusTaxpayer-subsidized journalist Bonnie Erbe has some advice for Democrats: use the 2010 Census and subsequent redistricting to your maximum advantage to gerrymander and "gender-mander" the Congress chock full of left-wing constituencies. Writes the PBS "To the Contrary" host on a March 3 post at her Jefferson Street blog at US News & World Report (emphasis mine):Depoliticize the Census? Surely they jest! Taking politics out of the Census is like taking milk out of the cow or coal out of Newcastle or diamonds out of Tiffany. Politics is the lifeblood of the Census—without...
  • Perfecting The Theft Of Elections

    02/10/2009 6:22:53 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 9 replies · 865+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 10, 2009 | Bob Parks
    Democrat elections, Deception, Voter fraud, and now an outright power grabs Imagine an Obama White House where they could be in charge of the numbers. What numbers, you ask? For example, the population numbers that, among other things, determine how many congressional seats are allocated and to whom. So now it’s been announced that the White House will oversee the Census. Of course, the president has ultimate authority over cabinet officers (that’s the unitary presidency theory that Democrats hated up to but not beyond January 20), and I am not prepared to charge that Rahm Emanuel or anyone else in...
  • Technology, not Politicians

    12/23/2008 8:47:58 PM PST · by manateelibertarian · 6 replies · 269+ views
    Manatee Libertarian ^ | 2008-12-23 | Char-Lez Braden
    Recently I was listening to a political talk show on the radio and the speaker was talking about the evils of gerrymandering congressional districts. I had to laugh a bit because he was attempting to assert that only the GOP does this, and that the DNC was completely innocent of such shenanigans. Lets forget who is at fault for a moment, and focus on the solutions. It should not surprise you that some very elegant solutions exist, technical solutions. Upon investigating this issue one discovers that technology is not the problem, but politicians are. The root problem is that neither...
  • Prop. 11 to shape districts

    11/11/2008 11:31:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 198+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Tuesday, November 11, 2008. | JAMES RUFUS KOREN
    One looks like a Tyrannosaurus Rex. One is called the "Ribbon of Shame." Some have arms. Some have fingers. Many seem to defy logic. They're California's state Assembly and Senate - but not Congressional - districts, and they will change after the next Census. That's not new, of course. Districts change every 10 years. But because of Proposition 11, which passed narrowly last week, the new legislative districts that will take effect for the 2012 elections will be drawn by an independent commission, rather than by state lawmakers. That could have big implications for the state's balance of power in...
  • New Mexico Lawmaker Floats Re-redistricting Wilson Seat [Heather Wilson being redistricted out]

    12/16/2006 9:28:43 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 85 replies · 1,752+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 12/14/06 | Josh Kurtz
    New Mexico Democrats, frustrated by their inability to defeat Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.), now are openly talking about redrawing the state’s Congressional district boundaries prior to the 2008 elections.
  • CA: Badda bing! Perfect record for partisan politics

    11/26/2006 10:00:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 420+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/26/06 | Editorial
    One hundred seats in the California Assembly and Senate were up for grabs on Nov. 7. Not a single one changed party hands. Conceivably, you might think, there'd be one seat that would switch from a Democrat to a Republican, or visa versa. But no. Nada. Not a single seat. The same inertia was seen in the 2004 elections. No seats changed party hands. Until last week, there was a faint chance that Republican Lynn Dauscher would buck the trend and defeat Democrat Lou Correa in the 34th Senate District, a seat vacated by a termed-out Democrat. But Correa's lead...
  • Gerrymander keeps pressure off California politicians

    02/25/2006 8:39:13 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 9 replies · 362+ views
    SHNS ^ | 02-24-06 | JIM BOREN
    Back before the politicians devised a legal way to fix elections, congressional races kept most people interested in politics. It was a time when an election meant something, and incumbents stayed in office only if they earned re-election. That's how Democrat Cal Dooley and Republican George Radanovich got elected to Congress. Both knocked off veteran House members. But that scenario has little chance of playing out today because of a redistricting system in California that protects incumbents in ways that are offensive in a democracy. The only time a congressional seat changes hands now is when an incumbent voluntarily steps...
  • Birth of a Gerrymander. The Supreme Court can finally bring sanity to voting rights law.

    02/18/2006 8:50:42 AM PST · by John Conlin · 38 replies · 739+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/20/2006 | Abigail Thernstrom
    ON MARCH 1, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving the Texas congressional redistricting plan engineered in 2003 by former House majority leader Tom DeLay. Appellants charge both that the Texas map was partisan districting run amok and that it violated the right of minority voters, under the Voting Rights Act, to elect the candidates of their choice. On the first matter, court precedents are sparse; the High Court has been understandably reluctant to tackle partisan gerrymandering, with the result that no constitutional standards (beyond one person, one vote) govern the process. But on the second matter,...
  • Experts cast doubt on Schwarzenegger plan to redraw districts for 2006

    04/15/2005 9:00:34 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 6 replies · 234+ views
    AP - NC Times ^ | April 14, 2005 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO -- A panel of experts cast doubt Thursday on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to redraw legislative and congressional districts for the 2006 elections, questioning if there would be time to do it, if it would be constitutional -- even if it would produce the competitive seats he says he seeks. "It's very hard to define what a competitive district is and if it would be competitive throughout a decade," said Morgan Kousser, professor of history and social science at the California Institute of Technology. Schwarzenegger is backing legislation and a ballot initiative that would take the power to draw...
  • Updated gerrymander-redistricting web page at

    04/02/2005 1:10:34 AM PST · by · 20 replies · 667+ views ^ | March 31, 2005 | Michael D. Robbins
    Gerrymander and the Need for Redistricting Reform by Michael D. Robbins December 5, 2000 Revised March 31, 2005 This self-contained comprehensive article on reapportionment, redistricting, and gerrymander is suitable for both individual and classroom use. Abstract: The U.S. Constitution requires that every ten years a national census be taken and the results of that census be used to reapportion representatives in Congress among the states according to population. After reapportionment, each state must perform redistricting, the process of re-drawing the election district boundary lines for each type of state or federal office (e.g., state senator, state assemblyman, congress representative, etc.)...
  • How to End Gerrymandering -- A Simple Plan

    02/28/2005 11:13:52 AM PST · by hinterlander · 29 replies · 1,281+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | February 28, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    Elections without choice are Democracy how, exactly?In 1812, Elbridge Gerry, the Governor of Massachusetts, redrew the legislative districts in his state to favor his party in the upcoming election. Looking at the sinuous and contorted shape of one district, which projected protuberances into dispersed pockets of voters across half the state, one observer noted that it looked rather like a salamander. "No," another commentator replied, "it looks more like a Gerry-mander." Thus, one of America's oldest and most-questionable political practices was born and named, surprisingly in Massachusetts. Gerrymandering is a political trick that parties in power use to stay in...
  • Terminate The Gerrymander (Jeff Jacoby On Terminating Politicians' Lifetime Employment Alert)

    02/22/2005 12:12:00 AM PST · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 244+ views ^ | 02/22/05 | Jeff Jacoby
    The deepest and unhealthiest divide in American politics is not the one that separates Republicans from Democrats or conservatives from liberals. It is the gulf between Insiders and Outsiders -- between the incumbents who treat public office as private property and the increasingly neutered electorate in whose name they claim to act. You may have learned in ninth-grade civics class that lawmakers are the people's servants, temporarily entrusted with power that the people can take back at any time. But ninth grade is light-years away from the reality of Congress and the statehouses today, where many legislators regard their positions...
  • States See Growing Campaign to Change Redistricting Laws

    02/07/2005 3:18:51 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 12 replies · 500+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 7, 2005 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 - The politically charged methods that states use to draw Congressional districts are under attack by citizens groups, state legislators and the governor of California, all of whom are concerned that increasingly sophisticated map-drawing has created a class of entrenched incumbents, stifled electoral competition and caused governmental gridlock. snip "It's a motherhood-and-apple-pie issue," said a Maryland state delegate, John R. Leopold, a Republican who this year found Democrats embracing his redistricting overhaul legislation after it languished for two years. "We have a situation in this state and this nation where the legislatures are creating our own voters....
  • Arnold Vs Gerry (The Governator Takes On The Ultimate Incumbent Protection Scheme Alert)

    02/06/2005 9:44:27 PM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies · 600+ views ^ | 02/06/05 | John Fund
    "What kind of democracy is that?" Mr. Schwarzenegger asked in his State of the State address. He noted that the current system allows special interests to dominate low-turnout party primaries, which thus favor rigidly ideological candidates in both parties. He vowed to repair this "rigged" system even though many incumbents in his own party don't want to put their own seats at risk. ... In tackling redistricting, Mr. Schwarzenegger faces a daunting political challenge. Five times in the past, voters have rejected redistricting reform, including similar commissions. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown boasted in the 1980s about his ability to...
  • Some suspect governor's plan to redraw district lines

    01/02/2005 12:52:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 325+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/2/5 | John Wildermuth
    Schwarzenegger hasn't decided whether to call election, aides say -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to change the way California draws its political boundaries, but he'll have to tiptoe through a bipartisan minefield to do it. Democrats suspicious of a partisan power grab, Republicans worried about their seats, and voters who've turned down eight similar efforts since 1926 all stand in the way of the governor's plan to remove politicians from the redistricting process. The push for change got a boost in November when voters had their first chance to deal with the new districts drawn by the Legislature after the...
  • CA: Governor can't dent Democrats' edge (Status quo reigns supreme)

    11/10/2004 8:49:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 300+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/10/04 | Alexa H. Bluth
    Though Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once again used his political brawn to influence state ballot measures, even he could not alter California's legislative map during the recent election, according to a pair of independent pollsters who have been tracking California elections for decades. Mark Baldassare of the Public Policy Institute of California and Mark DiCamillo of the Field Poll weighed in Tuesday on trends that emerged from the recent election, agreeing that the Republican governor had a dramatic effect on the outcome of some key ballot measures - particularly the last-minute plunge in support for Proposition 66's effort to soften California's...
  • CA: State has few unset races - Governor faults status quo policy

    10/31/2004 8:01:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 279+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/31/04 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger campaigns to put more of his fellow Republicans in the Legislature, he has a big problem: Apparently only a handful of races are competitive. He is blaming the small battlefield on districts drawn by the Legislature that packed Democratic voters into some districts and Republicans into others, creating safe seats for members of both parties and keeping the status quo. "It's crazy to think about it – 90 percent of the seats, whatever it is, has already been decided on," Schwarzenegger said at an event last week for a Republican state Senate candidate in...
  • Election Day in California: 53 House races, and hardly a real contest in sight

    10/24/2004 9:14:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 567+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 10/24/04 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON - The five candidates vying to unseat Democratic Rep. Sam Farr of California have little in common - except their address and the likelihood that they will lose. The Republican, the Libertarian, the Green, the Peace and Freedom candidate and the write-in independent all work from the same donated office space in a former golf shop as they pursue longshot quests to topple the six-term House member. Their improbable arrangement saves money, but it's also a conscious statement about the near-impossibility of beating a congressional incumbent in California. "This American system of a representative government, it does not exist...

    12/19/2003 3:44:34 PM PST · by sinkspur · 177 replies · 160+ views
    FOXNEWS | 12/19/2002 | Major Garrett
    Just announced!The Justice Department has said the GOP Map, redrawn this summer, meets all the standards of the Voting Rights Act!
  • CA: Redrawing the Electoral Maps - Let's put redistricting in the voters' hands

    11/03/2003 10:10:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 126+ views ^ | 11/3/03 | Ted Costa - People's advocate
    <p>The two-party gerrymander imposed by our Legislature in 2001 is absolute proof that our elected officials are out of touch with the people. The arena, said Theodore Roosevelt, is where politics is played out. The arenas in California are the districts for state Senate, Assembly, Board of Equalization and U.S. House of Representatives. These are where our modern-day politicians have rigged the game in their own favor and cut the voters out.</p>
  • No denying redistricting was payback

    10/30/2003 5:05:51 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 19 replies · 163+ views
    SPECIAL TO THE AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Thursday, October 30, 2003 | Seth C. McKee
    No denying redistricting was payback As a scholar of redistricting and someone who has studied the Texas case in particular, I must point out some facts that have been ignored in the storm of partisan rhetoric. First, to claim that the Democratic redistricting plan enacted in 1991 was not a partisan gerrymander is absurd. Population growth increased the number of seats from 27 to 30 after the 1990 Census. The three new seats were all won by Democratic state senators who were involved in creating the districts they won. The advent of sophisticated mapping technology allowed the Democrats to comply...
  • Gerry-Rigged Democracy

    08/13/2003 12:48:22 AM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 161+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Published 8/13/2003 12:02:00 AM | John H. Fund
    Politicians say they care about policy, but they prove over and over again that protecting their own jobs and the jobs of their friends takes top priority. Take the ridiculous spat this spring in Texas where 53 rebel Democrats in the Texas state house, egged on by Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, secretly left the state in a bus to deprive the legislature of a quorum. Their walkout, which stalled dozens of important bills, was to prevent voting on a new congressional redistricting map that benefited Republicans. The Republican House Speaker threatened to have them arrested and compelled to...
  • Redistricting may oust sole Hispanic GOP congressman

    06/28/2003 6:12:17 AM PDT · by Impy · 13 replies · 541+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2003 | CLAY ROBISON
    SAN ANTONIO -- Texas Republicans may lose their only Hispanic congressman in a redistricting plan designed to increase the GOP's share of the state's congressional delegation, a legislative subcommittee was told Thursday. Led by Democratic legislators, opponents of redrawing Texas' congressional lines outnumbered supporters in the San Antonio hearing, one of three held in different cities by House subcommittees in preparation for the special session that begins Monday. "If you were really listening, you would call off this wasteful session," said Lucille Lopez Santos, a San Antonio educator, who blamed the effort on a "power-hungry guy in Washington named Tom...
  • Bill introduced in Tennessee to allow election day registration!

    02/17/2003 6:44:26 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 30 replies · 584+ views
    Tennessee State website ^ | 2/17/03 | Self
    Rep. Mike Turner of Tennessee, has introduced a bill into the General Assembly that would allow election day registration of voters. Two years ago, Mike Turner introduced a bill that was later passed that allowed illegal aliens to get driver's licenses in Tennessee. Critics at the time complained that the law would give illegal aliens the ability to get government services to which they are not entitled and to illegally register to vote. They were assured that this would not be the case as the Tennessee driver's licenses would not have a social security number on them. However, in an...
  • Why state has few real races for House REDISTRICTING, DEALS ENTRENCH INCUMBENTS (California)

    11/02/2002 9:18:26 AM PST · by evolved_rage · 7 replies · 280+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | 11/2/2002 | Jim Puzzanghera
    <p>WASHINGTON - Two years ago, Rep. Mike Honda was in the thick of one of the most competitive congressional races in the country, with Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and key congressional leaders from both parties jetting in to San Jose to raise money and sway voters.</p>