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Garamendi appears to top field in 10th Congressional District race

Original post made on Sep 2, 2009

Lt. Gov. John Garamendi appears to have topped a crowded field in a special primary election Tuesday for an open congressional seat in the East and North Bay and has earned his way onto a general election ballot in November, according to complete unofficial election results.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 11:23 PM

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Posted by Dominic DiBlasio
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 2, 2009 at 8:16 am

Time for new leadership and representation...Garamendi is a career Sacramento politician and is part of the problem...I say, go for the underdog for a change in CA politics which has been controlled by democrats for years and look where we are at now...I encourage all to vote for the republican....

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Posted by Ruth
a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 2, 2009 at 8:29 am


I couldn't have said it any better.

Garamendi is a BIG part of the PROBLEM!

Look at his positions!

He is FOR the socialistic Obamacare which will devastate our quality of healthcare in the US, and result in premature deaths to seniors

He is FOR the largest tax increase in US history of Cap and Trade which is socialism on steroids.

He is against domestic oil exploration, drilling, and refining

His positions are a rubberstamp of Pelosi, McNerney, Obama, and the other socialists.

Do your homework and do the right thing for California and America by voting conservative.

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Posted by bob123
a resident of another community
on Sep 2, 2009 at 8:42 am

Time to clean house!

Does career Demo politico--did he ever hold a private indutry job/--actually live in this district??

Let's get a clean start with a new face who lives here and can stand for the values that we in this district actually have!!

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 2, 2009 at 9:04 am

Garamendi does not even live in the district. He has a ranch in Moklumne Hill and a place in Sacramento so should not even be eligible. He is just another liberal democrat and based on that should not even be considered based on what they have done to this state. If he gets voted in and we are so stupid to do so we have no reason to complain in the future about california and services. Vote all the libs out now and clean house!!!!!!

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

Agree with all the comments. After looking at the salaries ,pensions and retiree medical benefits of the underqualified, underworked and overpaid public sector employees I am sick to my stomach. Get rid of all the liberals and start from ground zero on all aspects of compensation. That is the only way California and its cities and counties can survive.

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Posted by Rob
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

Apparently, there are lots of "twitchy-knees" in Pleasanton (which is no-longer in District 10, by the way) based on the knee-jerk reactions, so far.

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Posted by Who are you people
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 2, 2009 at 9:38 am

Socialistic healthcare? Isn't that Medicare and healthcare for the Federal employees? It works pretty well. I am tired of paying for everyone else's heathcare. The only way to fix it is to reform the system. Would you rather have the private insurance companies deny you coverage without any rules? How about not being able to change jobs because of a health issue that would be considered a "pre-existing condition." Do you think it is okay for an industry to inflate prices by double digits while reaping huge profits and that is okay? They profit by denying treatment. Is this the type of system you seek?

How does healthcare reform cause premature deaths to seniors? Please don't tell you are are caught up on death panels. Or are you a birther too?

How is Cap and Trade a tax increase? Shouldn't we all try to improve the air we breath? Or do you not breath the air? It does not qualify for socialism.

As far as domestic drilling goes the market has a way of working it out. Drilling in pristine wilderness is expensive and oil prices have dropped, making it not cost effective. Unless you believe in government subsidies for oil and gas exploration and drilling...oh no that would be SOCIALISM.

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Posted by Terry
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 2, 2009 at 9:56 am

We need to have a Conservative person in Congress. We need to have a balance to add to the debate.

The "career" Democrats have shown what they can do for this Country.

Have we learned our lesson? We need NEW thinking. We need our elected officials to support America.

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Posted by Ruth
a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:05 am

To My Dearest "Who Are You People"...

Either you refuse to do your own homework, or you listen to too much mainstream media. I won't even comment on Obamacare because this has been discussed ad nauseum.

However, regarding Cap and Trade (aka Waxman-Markey), the most in-depth research on this has been done by the Heritage Foundfation. (yes, many libs will now criticize it as being biased. However, given what is at stake, anyone will find fault with ANY organization who attempts to study the ROI of this legislation.)

I'll leave you with a link to many articles on it and you can read it yourself (or choose to remain ignorant and just continue to be governed by your emotions only instead of empirical evidence.)

Web Link

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Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

Who Are You People,
Just so you know, I hear you. Don't let these people get under your skin. I think they are in a world if pain. Even if everything they were saying was true, it doesn't warrant the kind of hate and anger towards the current administration, and Democrats (or 'liberals') in general, that you see on these boards. This is simply not the forum for any kind of open discussion or civized debate.

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Posted by Juan
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Stay Cool, or whatever name you are going by today or maybe it is law student, regardless, we have the right to voice our opinions just as you have the right not to be involved in this forum.

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Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Hi Juan,
As I've said before, this is the only name I use. I don't know why people are so intent on implying that all leftish opinions on these boards are coming from only one person using multiple names. I guess to make it seem like these opinions are misrepresented or illegitimate . That is not true.
Anyway, I didn't say that "you" don't have a right to voice your opinions. So I don't understand the purpose of your comment.

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Garamendi seems like he has run for about every position in the state including governor a couple of times I believe. Surely we can do better than an extremely liberal democrat in a state which has been wrecked by the democrats. I would like to see a person unattached to either of the parties.

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Posted by Lucky Guy
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 2, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I want a new third party-one that will do the right thing for the country rather than the political thing.

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Posted by Ken
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Ration Government, NOT Healthcare!

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Posted by Nomo Pimps
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:01 am

Garamendi is the ultimate political hack, a poster child of why we need to change the system to get rid of career politicians. The guy is running for Congress because he can't get elected as Governor. He doesn't even live in the Distrct. He would be yet another Pelosi pimp. Garamendi, Miller, and McNerney - the thought makes me ill. We seriously need a few Republicans in the Bay Area Congressional delegation.

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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm

If you look at the outline of the District, it is a prime example of what is wrong with Sacramento. If I could vote, it would be for David Harmer -- I'm sick of Garamendi and his ilk in Sacramento.

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