Crazy but true, I am the optimist, now more than ever, especially since a Republican represents me in the state assembly for the first time in over twenty years.
Farr is now a far away memory.
So far, eight Democrats are interested in the 20th Congressional District, and well they should be, since the Democrats have a thirty point advantage in the constituency -- at least per the Pacific Merdian Imaging profile:
54 % Democrat vs. 22% Republican - Ouch!
So far, one Republican has declared her interest in the seat: Casey Lucius, councilwoman of Pacific Grove, California.
Here is her statement about why she is a Republican:
|Pacific Grove Councilwoman Casey Lucius s running for Congress|
As a member of Congress, I would seek to balance individual rights with ensuring the safety of our communities. A staggering 80% of gun deaths are gang-related.
On the Central Coast, we have a gang problem, not a gun problem. There are also more suicides committed with firearms than there are homicides. By investing in gang- and suicide-prevention programs, and proper training in firearms safety, we can focus on the real issues and create a safer community for the families of the Central Coast.
"We have a gang problem, not a gun problem." For all her illiberal protestations, she is pro Second Amendment, and not interested in gun control. She did not even mention background checks!
The Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. I support the Second Amendment and the right of self-defense.
Wow! How many liberal or left-leaning candidates have the courage to speak for gun rights and ownership? The second question arises: what is it about the Second Amendment lobby which ensures that even the most liberal of political candidates will defend rather than redefine this crucial yet controversial right in the Bill of Rights?
Conservatives who are frustrated with the attacks against marriage and family, with the anti-science and anti-liberty onslaught against man and local government need to learn why Second Amendment supporters have remained so effective and influential, regardless of the state or city election in play.