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Foes target Boehner/Lungren event in Woodside

Liberal activists organized by CREDO SuperPAC are planning to protest outside a fundraiser that House Speaker John Boehner is holding Wednesday on Portola Road in Woodside with Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River.

The event with Boehner, R-Ohio, costs up to $35,000 a plate or $5,000 for a photo opportunity, and is occurring just six miles from the Atherton home in which President Obama is scheduled to hold a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser at about the same time.

CREDO SuperPAC says it has launched a campaign against Lungren with four full-time organizers and a Carmichael field office to mobilize local voters to defeat a congressman it calls “’California’s Rick Santorum,’ because of his stone-age views on women, and his extremist Tea Party values.” Lungren is challenged by Democrat Ami Bera of Elk Grove, Libertarian Art Tuma of Antelope, and independent Curt Taras of Folsom.

CREDO SuperPAC is running similar campaigns against nine other conservative Republican House members across the nation.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • JohnW

    Everybody is focussed on the national SuperPAC’s. As this story illustrates, we’re likely to see this phenomenon go more and more “local,” right down to county offices and judgeships in venues where judges are elected. All it takes is one rich “citizen” to to elect the local candidate who will do his bidding by buying up a bunch of local cable advertising time and anonymously Swift Boating the opponent. Won’t that be nice? Thanks Citizens United.

  • Elwood

    Gee, I hope the loonies don’t hurt Boehner and Lungren’s feelings!

    Hypocrisy anyone?

  • Truthclubber

    @1 —

    That is why this national election is so important — as seen by the ages of the nine members of SCOTUS since whoever gets into the Oval Office in 2013 gets to appoint probably at least two (Ginsberg and Breyer, both Clinton appointees and in their seventies) and possibly four (since Scalia and Kennedy are getting up there in the high seventies already).

    That’s why there is so much mouth foaming and frothing against “the Kenyan” as some call him — since if Obama is re-elected (and if RCP data is correct, it looks to be a shoe-in) he could appoint as many as six of the nine justices (the above four plus Kagan and Sotomayor) by January 20th, 2017 — and that could tip the balance for a “re-do” of Citizens United (which would make corporations non-people again).

    Obama 332, Romney 206. Sez me.

  • Bob Loblaw

    Is this the same Dan Lungren who wants the taxpayers to spend $10 billion removing Hetch Hetchy Dam because he doesn’t like the view?

    Imbecile.

  • Adrian Covert

    Sure is. You heard that the campaign to take San Francisco’s water is being funded by Wal Mart right? Payback for liberal fondness for Target.