Los Angeles Dems carpooling to Stockton?

Now, here’s a commute:

The West LA Democratic Club is looking for volunteers to caravan to the Stockton area on Nov. 3 and either return Sunday or stay through the election night party and leave early Wednesday morning.

The notice to prospective volunteers says, “VOLUNTEER!!!! Hit the pavement running! There will be no better place to be than in the middle of this fight on the ground at election time. The West LA Democratic Club is looking for volunteers to caravan to the Stockton area on Friday night, November 3rd and returning either Sunday night or staying through the election night party and leaving early Wednesday morning. Volunteers will be staying in host housing or local hotel
rooms and will likely have to provide their own meals.”

Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • Wes

    The emphasis of the local press is always on the “outside liberals” who support McNerney. Why not cover the outside reactionaries who support Pombo. I have had mail delivered to my home from the Gun Owners of America and the NRA Political Victory Fund. Don’t they count?

    The fact is that McNerney inspires people to get off their butts and contribute time to the campaign. Pombo inspires activist organizations (special interests) to pour money in to his negative ads. It seems to me that one relates more to voters than the other.

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen


    Outside groups send mailers into congressional districts all over the country all the time. It’s not news.

    But when people feel inspired to carpool, hop on buses and travel to electioneer in a place where they can’t even vote, that’s news. It was news when vast numbers of people did in the 2004 presidential race and it’s news that it’s happening in CD11 for the first time.

    I don’t know why you and others interpret coverage of the presence of these outside groups in CD11 as a negative for McNerney. I find it fascinating and interesting. It’s a big part of what has made this race the talk of California and the country.

    I saw Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, last night and he says that everywhere he goes in the country, people ask about this race.

    The fact that the Pombo camp will spin it otherwise is not news, either.

    Lisa v.