August 13, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
Democrats managed to find 425 candidates to run for Congress this year. But that still left ten districts without a Democratic candidate. One of the ten districts without a Democratic candidate is CA-42, which is represented by Republican Gary Miller.
Republican Representative Gary Miller just got caught stealing millions of dollars by not paying taxes after selling 165 acres of land to the city of Monrovia. (And I wonder what will happen when THAT transaction receives scrutiny.) Chris writes,
We have in CA-42 a congressman who ripped off taxpayers by more than $3M, and then pocketed the money himself. Suddenly, the CA-42 looks like it might be winnable. If this story blows up, than Gary Miller is finished. Defrauding a local town for more than $3M of taxpayer money? Look at me with a straightface and tell me that won't make this district close.So if you live in CA-42 and decided not to file to run for Congress - it's too late now, the filing deadline has passed.
Actually, it will not make this district close, because no Democrat qualified for the ballot here.
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What about a campaign for a write-in vote?
Mark Hull-Richter is the Democratic nominee for US House in California's 42nd district. He intervened in a lawsuit in state court to get on the ballot, but that lawsuit lost in court on August 9. He is trying to decide whether to appeal.
Posted by: Richard Winger at August 15, 2006 9:59 AM
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