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Swalwell faces familiar opponent Hayden in reelection bid

Original post made on Oct 16, 2022

Pleasanton and the southern Tri-Valley are deciding for the sixth time whether Eric Swalwell should be their district representative in Washington, D.C. -- and for the second time in a row, the opposing choice is Alison Hayden.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 16, 2022, 3:55 PM

Comments (14)

Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 16, 2022 at 6:35 pm

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So, are you Democrats going to continue to elect THE most embarrassing Congressperson again? Worse than Waters, Pelosi, and Newsom (and that is saying a lot), are you willing to allow this guy who lied to us all about Russia, Russia, Russia; fails to do anything about the Southern boarder; refuses to resign after sleeping with our enemy; spends our taxpayer money on trips, alcohol, and his wife’s company; fails to stop this state from falling off the cliff that is continuing to rely on unreliable energy; fails to address what is happening in our schools; and fails to say ‘NO’ to the out-of-control spending that is destroying American lives. Here is your chance at some modicum expression of redemption of putting our country through this nightmare.

Democrats- have the courage to finally step up and do something that is correct.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 16, 2022 at 8:34 pm

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""House Democrats have been laser focused on bringing down costs -- at the pharmacy, grocery, and gas pump. But we can only do that if Democrats are reelected with strong majorities in both chambers," Swalwell said."


Perhaps they are focused bringing down costs only for themselves. But not for the rest of us.

Prices for food, energy, cars, etc. have only increased since Democrats have been in charge. "Progressives" do not understand economics, think government is the "solution" for everything, and will predictably increase spending (and make inflation worse) should they keep the majority in Congress. Joe Biden is responsible for higher energy prices due to his hysterical "climate crisis" policies that have restricted domestic oil/gas production. He has now resorted to begging unfriendly regimes for energy and depleting our strategic reserves.

No "laser focus" needed from Swalwell. Let's just focus on voting the people out (Democrats) who caused the costs/inflation to increase in the first place and tell Biden his regulating/spending spree is over.


Posted by Patriots
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 17, 2022 at 10:05 am

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She did the best thing and rejected the GQP . That’s a plus, and not enough room to discuss election deniers. Staying with Eric Swalwell !


Posted by Just Another Resident
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 17, 2022 at 10:27 am

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If only Alison Hayden was a viable opponent, but I'm not going to vote for someone who regularly calls in to County Board of Supervisors meetings to yell about vaccine conspiracies or anal sex (go listen to some recent meeting recordings) or whose supporters scream at passersby at Ptown Farmers Markets or a candidate. No thanks.


Posted by Hotslide
a resident of Oak Tree Acres
on Oct 17, 2022 at 12:33 pm

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We have reached critical mass where there are more non-achievers than achievers in his district. He gets reelected because of his catering to those that need the handouts. Dumb as a stone, and able to photo-bomb better than anyone in DC.


Posted by SHale99
a resident of Village High School
on Oct 17, 2022 at 4:06 pm

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I wonder if anybody that leans GOP and whines about Swalwell ever looks at the margins of his wins?

Huh. No wonder no GOP is in higher Calif office.


Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 17, 2022 at 6:33 pm

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Eric gets enough to win the election, but let’s not overstate that he gets enough to succeed by a small margin of voters overall.

Secondly, I question ignorant phrases such as “election deniers;” “climate deniers;” and “insurrection deniers.” So one can never ask questions? One shouldn’t read the data or research the alternative? I’m not a sheep. I don’t listen to CNN.

At least we know who to hold accountable for our problems don’t we?


Posted by JJ
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 17, 2022 at 7:13 pm

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“The liberals are nothing but political hypocrites who use our people as political footballs only to get bills passed that will increase their own power.” Malcolm X


Posted by SHale99
a resident of Village High School
on Oct 19, 2022 at 3:47 pm

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>>a small margin of voters overall.

I'm guessing you didn't look. tsk, tsk. Small, indeed.

Kinda a reason no GOP holds higher office in Calif; the voters.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 20, 2022 at 9:57 pm

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Diversity of opinion/background/experience only applies in corporate places Shale99? Funny how a majority political party can require different values for everyone else huh?

Unfortunately I do agree Swalwells opponent in this election isn’t a strong opponent. Which is too bad, because we definitely deserve someone that has our interests at heart first, not his own personal agenda or Nancy’s. He’s the speed bump for the Democrats.


Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 22, 2022 at 10:26 am

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“Kinda a reason no GOP holds higher office in Calif; the voters.”

You are absolutely correct. Couple that with ‘mail-in voting,’ ballot harvesting, voting by illegals, and you have a receipt for voting interference. But I would imagine that isn’t a concern for you, but a relief, and when you look at the outcome of our state, it puzzles us that you see this as a good thing. We view things differently for sure, but I have attempted to find common ground between our outlook; however, I draw a blank when I do so. I witness the social Justice polices that continue to destroy our state; our educational system and teaching ideology that is harming our kids; climate fraud that is taking an enormous amount of wealth from us; and more. You are in love with this by rewarding a party which went extinct back in the 60’s. A party that resembles a Marxist movement that has been infiltrating this country since the lates 50’s. Where do you get your information? When did you stop being aware? When did you give up? That would be an interesting conversation, but probably a frightening one.

Good luck with your decisions. They affect us all, and not in a good way.


Posted by SHale99
a resident of Village High School
on Oct 23, 2022 at 1:39 pm

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>>> I do agree Swalwells opponent in this election isn’t a strong opponent

or any of his previous elections, aye? idk, due to redistricting he's no longer in my district. So who knows: maybe your grand wish of a GOP could win? someday? ;)


Posted by JJ
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 24, 2022 at 7:41 am

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No surprise that Republicans haven’t won in California in last twenty years. California does have the lowest literacy rate in the nation.


Posted by SHale99
a resident of Village High School
on Oct 24, 2022 at 3:49 pm

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>>California does have the lowest literacy rate in the nation.

but nearly the 4th highest economy in the world. Good work Dems? ;)


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