Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing - Lungren is Vulnerable

Career politician on the ropes? With the 2010 mid-term elections less than five months away, conservative political pundits have ...



Career politician on the ropes?



With the 2010 mid-term elections less than five months away, conservative political pundits have increasingly raised the possibility that Republican’s have inertia and could seize control of the House of Representatives.

Democrat pundits acknowledge they may lose some seats, but they are steadfast in their believe that the conservatives will not be able to pick up the 40 seats needed to wrest control.

While the two sides volley spin, there is one thing both parties agree on – California conservative Congressman Dan Lungren is vulnerable to defeat.

Lungren, a career politician who currently occupies the California’s 3rd Congressional District seat has been targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) following the 2008 election. In that election, Lungren won his seat without a majority of voters in a Republican-leaning district that President Obama won.

Since then, Dr Ami Bera has secured the Democrat nomination to face Lungren in November. Whereas Lungren’s previous opponents were woefully underfunded, as of the last reporting period Bera has beat Lungren in the all-important fundraising race.

"We feel strongly at this point that only nine incumbents need your help to withstand the attacks by the DCCC and their allies," said Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, the National Republican Congressional Committee's incumbent retention chair speaking to party loyalist on Monday.

In addition to Lungren, Rogers said the other vulnerable conservatives include California’s Mary Bono Mack, Hawaii Rep. Charles Djou, Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao, Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry, Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi, Pennsylvania Reps. Jim Gerlach and Charlie Dent and Washington Rep. Dave Reichert.

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James said...

Once again you blatantly print headlines that are false and inaccurate. We are pleased with having Ami as the opponent. While he has raised money a mojority of it has come from outside the district. He does not have as much support from within the district as he does from the Pelosi led cabal in DC. People do not want more of the Spending and Social engineering of the marxist Pelosi regime.

Plus just look at the primary numbers;

Bera-45,660
Lungren-66,710

This is bascially the same vote spread as 2008.

While Lungren will have some work to do, we will see the same result, returning a qualified representative to DC.

Josie said...

Thanks James...we're all aware that there are two sides to every story. Also, why do you have to always start out blasting the source when all you have to do is turn the page. No one ask you to read it.
Are you saying that Mr. Lungren refuses any "big" money from outside his District? You also failed to mention that only 40% of registered voters turned out for the Primary....will that change come November, I think so. It's a well known fact that voters don't turn out in big numbers for a Primary. This is still an open book!

Your comment in the first sentence about EGN could very well apply to your comments about Pelosi..right?
Anyway, how did she get into this conversation, thought we were talking about Lungren & Bera.

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