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CA17: Singh to hold GOTV rally with Kashkari

Congressional candidate Vanila Singh will host a rally at her campaign’s headquarters in Milpitas this Saturday, May 31, with a slew of other Republicans including gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari.

“The Silicon Valley has never seen a Republican ‘Get-Out-The-Vote’ effort like this before,” Dr. Singh said in a statement issued Monday.

Also scheduled to attend are Ron Nehring, a former state GOP chairman who now is running for lieutenant governor; 10th State Senate District candidate Peter Kuo, 20th Assembly District candidate Jaime Patino; and 28th Assembly District candidate Chuck Page, as well as party leaders such as Alameda County Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Caro.

The rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Singh’s campaign headquarters, 1313 N. Milpitas Blvd, Suite 215 in Milpitas. Singh is running to unseat Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, in the 17th Congressional District; also in the race are Democrat Ro Khanna and Republican Joel VanLandingham. A poll conducted last week found Singh running a distant third behind Honda and Khanna.

Singh launched her second television ad Saturday:

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.

  • Guest

    Vanila Singh and Mike Honda’s polling numbers have both gone down – dramatically- since the early initial polls. Singh is barely a blip in the polls now, while Honda’s numbers are down a whopping 17%. I expect you will continue to see this downward trajectory by Singh and Honda in the final week of the campaign.

  • Willis James

    Today, on KGO radio, Ronn Owens Show, from 10:00pm to 11:00pm, he interviews Ro Khanna, saying he is going to be asking tough questions.

    He originally invited Honda as well, but Honda refused to show up for what might have been a mini debate. This is the second time Honda has refused the free air time.

    I did not hear whether Vanila Singh was invited? Or whether she also refused.

    I’m sure that the same offer and time will be given once or twice more in September and October. Wonder if Honda will show up for those?
    If not, the voters will start to get that Pete Stark kind of question of why he won’t engage in a exchange of positions?
    What is he afraid of?

  • Marga

    I’ve heard a couple of Ronn Owens interviews with Ro Khanna before. He does ask tough questions, and he follows up on the questions.

    I don’t think Honda’s campaign staff will let him accept the invitations. It’s bad enough he agreed on camera to debate Khanna after June. I’m pretty sure they’re trying to figure out how to get out of that one.

  • Elwood

    Keep up the good work, Ro’s staff!

    What are you going to do when your boy goes down in flames?