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Friday, January 20, 2006

Issa endorses Bilbray in 50th district race

Issa endorses Bilbray? Poor Alan Uke, I thought they were friends!

"Rep. Darrell Issa endorsed former Republican congressman Brian Bilbray on Wednesday in the race to fill the seat vacated by Randy 'Duke' Cunningham.

Issa, a Republican who district borders on the 50th Congressional District formerly represented by Cunningham, also said he will serve as Bilbray's campaign chairman. Bilbray represented Imperial Beach in Congress from 1994-2000.

'When you are looking for someone who is trusted and proven and who has been in the arena and has been bloodied a bit you could not find a better person than Brian Bilbray,' Issa said.

If he is trusted and proven, then why is he out of office to begin with? Bilbray is coming
back to politics after loosing his office in election cycle to Susan Davis in the 49th-CA. Oh wait, maybe its because he never left politics - I hear he was a lobbyist for anti-immigration reform for the past 3 years. Working with who? Abramoff. Even Fox news has this one - near the bottom.

Cunningham, a Republican, resigned in November after pleading guilty to accepting $2.4 million in bribes stemming from his dealings with defense contractors and others. He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 27.

Democrat Francine Busby, who lost to Cunningham in 2004 by 22 percentage points, is also running again. Busby said Wednesday that if she's elected, she would limit her contacts with lobbyists by eliminating secret meetings, refusing gifts and other steps.

'The current lax laws have allowed a system where lobbyists write legislation and taxpayer dollars are given away in backroom, secret meetings,' Busby said."

I think it just a good idea keep our elected officials away from lobbyists. Better yet - Don't elect a lobbyist to begin with.

Bye Bye Bilbray.


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