Rep. Mike Honda – whose re-election campaign had $340,338 in the bank at 2011’s end and no known challengers as of yet – is campaigning hard nonetheless this weekend.
Honda, D-San Jose, hopes to meet with almost 100 elected and appointed officials during a series of “Coffee with the Congressman” events this Saturday throughout the newly drawn 17th Congressional District, starting at 10 a.m. in Sunnyvale and ending with a 4 p.m. session in Fremont. These meet-and-greets are supposed to be a low-key chance for local officials to get to know Honda.
Later Saturday, he has a fundraising reception scheduled in Milpitas with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY. (Israel is attending a similar event earlier Saturday in San Francisco for Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove.)