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Editorial

September 4, 2012
 

Room with a View: A big reason for conservatives in Congressional District 47 to flood the polls in November

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Alan Lowenthal

Roll Call (“The newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955”) reported this morning on a breakfast hosted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at this week’s Democratic National Convention.

The breakfast’s theme, according to the article, was that the road to a new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives runs through California, and the “non-partisan” re-districting committee handed the Democrats gifts toward that renewed majority.

One of those gifts?

Our own Congressional District 47, which was supposed to be a gimme for Alan Lowenthal:

[Rep. Jared Polis (Colo.), co-chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue program] highlighted the DCCC’s Red to Blue candidates in California: Ami Bera and Raul Ruiz, “the dynamic duo of doctors”; astronaut Jose Hernandez; Mark Takano, who would be the first openly gay Member from California; state Sen. Alan Lowenthal; and San Diego Port Commissioner Scott Peters.

“You in California have the opportunity to help return Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House of Representatives,” Polis said.

Strictly speaking, the District wouldn’t be going from Republican to Democrat because it’s new. But residents of the chunk of conservative Orange County carved out and grafted to the east side of a blob of Democrat-dominated Los Angeles County take no comfort in misapplied labels.

State Senator Lowenthal’s voting record from March 2006 through August 27, 2012, is available at Project Vote Smart.

From where I sit, his voting record this year as a state senator is not entirely deplorable — he voted against funding high-speed rail, for instance. But there are other votes that indicate his alignment with “San Francisco Democrats” — yes on SB 1221, prohibiting the use of dogs while hunting; AB 1081, prohibiting local authorities from checking immigration status; and SB 1476, authorizing courts to designate more than two individuals as parents of a child.

Voters in District 47 should review Senator Lowenthal’s voting record before deciding how they will vote in November.

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