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CD10: Meditation anyone?

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 7:37 pm in 2009 CD10 special election, Congressional District 10.

In the interest of keeping up with the fast-moving events of the 10th Congressional District special election, here is a round-up of what caught my attention today. (Sidenote: I’ll post round-ups between now and Sept. 1 as warranted. You can also find the latest list and links to the declared candidates and/or those who have filed for the seat at the bottom of this post.)

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Author Marianne Williamson in an appearance on Oprah

Author Marianne Williamson in an appearance on Oprah

A source close to the CD10 campaign scene tells me that Oprah spiritual adviser and prolific New Age author Marianne Williamson is really serious about entering the 10th Congressional District race.

Williamson has made numerous public appearances in the district in the past few weeks and has reportedly hired a Washington, D.C., campaign manager and commissioned pollster David Binder to conduct a survey. She was apparently also an unobtrusive observer in the audience at the June 19 Democratic candidates’ forum in Rossmoor.

Williamson reportedly lives in West Hollywood and that somewhat matches her web site biography, which says she founded Project Angel, a meals-on-wheels program for homebound victims of AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Click here to read the Wikipedia description of Williamson.

She is scheduled to talk about her potential run on Saturday at 1 p.m. at a free public event at the Lafayette Christian church, 584 Glenside Drive in Lafayette.

Hey, Congress could probably benefit from some meditation … not to mention a good spiritual butt-kicking.

On the other hand, I can already hear the late-night comics rubbing their hands together over another, dare we say, unorthodox California candidate?

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CANDIDATES WHO HAVE FILED OR DECLARED THEIR CANDIDACIES AS OF LATE THURSDAY ARE:

DEMOCRATS

Tiffany Attwood of Danville – http://www.attwood4congress.com/

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo – http://www.joanbuchanan.com/

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord – http://www.markdesaulnierforcongress.com/

Lt. Governor John Garamendi of Walnut Grove – http://www.garamendi.org/

Adriel Hampton of Dublin – http://adrielhampton.com/

Anthony Woods of Fairfield – http://www.anthonywoodsforcongress.com/home.html

REPUBLICANS

David Harmer of Dougherty Valley – http://www.harmerforcongress.com/

David Peterson of Walnut Creek – peterson4congress@astound.net

John Toth of Pleasant Hill

Chris Bunch of Fairfield – http://www.bunch4congress.com/_/Welcome.html

GREEN PARTY

Jeremy Cloward of Pleasanton Hill – jeremy@jeremycloward.com

PEACE AND FREEDOM

Mary McIlroy of El Cerrito -  mcmcilroy2002@yahoo.com

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT

Jerome Denham of Walnut Creek – jdenham@earthlink.net

NON-PARTISAN

Gino Van Gundy of Fairfield – http://www.ginovangundy.com/

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  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    As an election officer applicant, I refuse to comment, on the grounds that it may tend to incriminate me.

  • Arne Simonsen

    Well, we sure don’t need someone from LaLaLand coming up north to CD-10. You can bet she wants our Delta water! She doesn’t stand a chance!