« 2008 GOP: Aschcroft Not Running, Just Visiting Iowa | Main | Democrats: Harry Reid in Rolling Stone »

Thursday, June 02, 2005

CA-48: Chris Cox Out; Open Seat

Posted by Bob Brigham

California Republican Chris Cox will be leaving behind an Open Seat as he has been tapped for the SEC.

Of course, this seat is Orange County, but it does present Democrats an opportunity for life to imitate art...imitating political life.

This is the seat Sam Seaborn ran for on The West Wing. Viewers will remember that Seaborn took one for the team, serving as a big gun running in an awful district following a strange turn of events.

Seaborn lost, but it is important for us to fight in every district, every cycle -- all of the time. Hollywood is filled with such bigs guns talking about running for Governor or President. Right now, one of these people should can the talk and start working to take back Orange County -- starting with fighting for the California 48th.

Orange County isn't as bad as convention wisdom suggests. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez calls it home and it has also elected Democrats like Richard T. Hanna and Jerry Patterson.

The trend could also be favorable for Democrats. Red Orange County resulted from Oakies and other midwesterners populating the area, but the current migration patterns of immigrants provided Sanchez her victory and could make the district far more competitive in years to come.

Open seats are targets of opportunity that are critical for a minority party. So let's put the Orange County jokes aside, find a good candidate ready to fight relentlessly, and give the immigrant communities a reason to vote for a Democrat.

Posted at 11:31 AM in 2005 Elections, California, Open Seats, Special Elections | Technorati


Funny how great minds think alike....

The Big Dog
The Political Dogfight
The Insurgent Political Campaign

(OC Based)

Posted by: Stuart O'Neill [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2005 07:59 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Since The Insurgent Political Campaign has been getting some real traffic from the previous comment about OC and Chris Cox moving to the SEC....here's the link to the first post at the site that explains the theory and intent of The Insurgent Political Campaign...link

Posted by: Stuart O'Neill [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 3, 2005 02:06 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment