Dana Walsh for Congress: CA 8th District - The Anti-Pelosi - image CNN Money from article: Elect a Businesswoman to Congress
Addendum: Although, at the time, Dana Walsh appeared to be the stronger primary candidate, (lesson to learn about cash on hand versus the voice of the people) one John Dennis is now the opposition candidate to Nancy Pelosi - In fact, Dennis has risen to the occasion and appears to be exactly perfect for the 8th district. To learn more about Dennis read this article here and go to www.johndennis2010.com
Nancy Pelosi, the multi-millionaire congressional representative of the California 8th district is up for re-election in 2010 and, as usual, her seat is considered “safe”. However, those who normally do not poll the California or Massachusetts congressional or senatorial races unless and until, they are forced to do so because it becomes glaringly apparent that an incumbent or the Democrat running for a seat vacated by a Democrat is – in a word – cooked (see Scott Brown and the last minute polling, both real and biased (Boston Globe), that flew out of Massachusetts in the final week of the campaign. Once the numbers indicated Brown might win, the pundits and pollsters were willing to concede, he’d do great even if he came close. Once he won outright, his win was considered “a fluke”.
Several factors are in play now, that have continued to build steam over the past six months, and the angst felt by the general public (regardless of political affiliation) is palpable. There are several races that are definitely national in scope simply based on who is currently holding the seat: Harry Reid, in Nevada, Barney Frank in Massachusetts and yes, Nancy Pelosi in California.
In 2008 Nancy Pelosi cruised to victory against several contenders, one of which as a San Francisco business woman and Republican, Dana Walsh. In her 2008 campaign against Pelosi, Dana garnered a mere 9.7% of the vote in a 4 way race, with Independent “Code Pink” Cindy Sheehan, picking up 16.2% respectively. Nancy Pelosi managed to receive 71% of the vote in that District in 2008.
The majority of Pelosi’s’ funding came from PAC’s: 53% and the top corporate donors are wineries. The later most likely because Pelosi and her husband own a winery where they wined and dined donors in 2008 (source: Word Socialist Web Site). In 2008 Pelosi raised $2,856,945 for her campaign in a year when any Democrat win was a “given”. Dana Walsh’s campaign finances were not noted as Cindy Sheehan was the top “vote getter”.
Nancy Pelosi - looking rediculous while cowtowing to a male centered society - image cinifiles wordpress
Times have changed – According to the FEC; Dana Walsh is starting to attract attention. Although early in the “game”, Walsh has (as of the last FEC report) raised $415,344, compared to Peloisi’s $1.2 million, which in terms of a Republican in Pelosi’s court, spells trouble. Walsh also has a primary challenge in John Dennis, who is also running to unseat Pelosi. The additional fact that there are at least two Republican challengers in the 8th District of California is stunning.
Additionally, Cindy Sheehan managed to raise approximately $626,000 total in her campaign against Nancy - this should also be factored in, because in most of the nation, Cindy would have been considered a “fringe candidate - left of left – in other words, in 2008, members Nancy's base had, in a word, enough of Nancy.
Dana Walsh’s appears ready to give Nancy Pelosi a ride for her money, and in this political climate, the probability exists that the next woman elected to the 8th District in California will not be Nancy Pelosi.
About Dana Walsh: The current Health Care Reform Bill – she stands in opposition and offers real ideas for reform available here on danawalshforcongresss.com. Dana also takes a stand with solutions for a myriad of issues ranging from Cap and Trade to the War on Terror – Dana is smart, without the obvious “holier than though” persona that Nancy Pelosi has trademarked.
To learn more about who, with some help, could unseat Nancy Pelosi in 2010, visit: Dana Walsh For Congress - the anti-Pelosi.
You can also follow Dana on Face Book, where she currently has 3,544 fans Nancy Pelosi does not have a Facebook page and/or fan page.
The Speaker, who prayed to St. Thomas prior to the vote on health care reform (Video here). She may be saying Novena's left and right over the next few months, calling on all the saints and the Pope himself. Of course, this is the same woman who screams separation of church and state unless she feels it is politically expedient to be a Catholic. Even in San Francisco, there appears to be a limit.