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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Three North County Republicans eye 74th District Assembly seat North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News

This is why it is critical, that the local Democratic party start building up canididates and working to support people at the local level. We have the 74th assembly and the 38th district seats UNopposed by Democrats in any public fashion. These seats become Republican hand me downs and effectively "Give up" the fight - before it has had a chance to begin. Howard Dean's message is extremely clear on this - build a party, start locally.

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Three North County Republicans eye 74th District Assembly seat North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News: "With the 2006 primary elections more than eight months away, three North County residents are making preparations to run for the 74th District seat held by state Assemblyman Mark Wyland, an Escondido Republican whose six-year tenure will end next year because of term limits.

In recent months, Encinitas City Councilman Jerome Stocks, Escondido City Councilwoman Marie Waldron and former Reagan campaign official Martin Garrick have all filed paperwork with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters to establish fund-raising committees for the race. All are Republicans.

The 74th District covers much of North County, including the cities of Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Del Mar.

With 101,822 registered Republicans and 63,781 registered Democrats, the district has long been considered a safe seat for the GOP. Republicans have held the seat for more than two decades.

Thus far, no Democrats have filed paperwork with the registrar's office to set up campaign finance committees ---- a move that generally leads to formal declarations of candidacy."

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