Lungren Met By Demonstrators at Elk Grove Townhall Meeting

Ryan budget plan, proposed medicare changes draw ire; targeting 'Tea Party Ten' If the anti-Dan Lungren demonstrators who stage...



Ryan budget plan, proposed medicare changes draw ire; targeting 'Tea Party Ten'

If the anti-Dan Lungren demonstrators who staged a protest outside of Elk Grove City Hall where the Republican Congressman held a townhall meeting tonight are any indication, Elk Grove can expect to be at the center of one of the nation's closest watch congressional races.

(ED. note; Complete story on the townhall meeting will be posted tomorrow morning.)

A group of about two dozen protesters lined up outside the city hall carrying a variety of anti-Lungren placards and shouting out several chants against the four term congressman representing California's Third Congressional district. Lungren is facing Democratic Challenger Dr. Ami Bera in one the nation's most competitive and closely watched congressional contest.

The demonstration was organized by the CREDO SuperPAC which is focused on defeating 10 Republican members of congress in what they call the Tea Party Ten, one of whom is Lungren. By law, Super Pacs are independent groups and cannot coordinate with any candidates they tacitly support, in this case Bera.

Representing CREDO was Mark Hefflinger who said this PAC is not about advertising as many other are, rather they are focusing local face to face activities such as demonstrations and door-to-door campaigning. Hefflinger said he is a full-time organizer for the group.

Among those protesting was Scott Sanders of Sacramento. A U.S. Navy veteran who recently left the service, Sanders said upon his return home he was surprised to see how out of touch he thought Lungren was with constituents.

"He is not supporting the America I was supporting," he said.


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