A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Brown Vs Doolittle Makes The News In New Mexico

An article by Peter Hecht in the Sacramento Bee about the Brown vs Doolittle race titled "Abramoff scandal shadows Doolittle campaign" has been picked up out of state by the Albuquerque Tribune:
Criticism of Rep. John Doolittle's ethics in office is fueling the most spirited challenge of his political career - even if he sweeps to another victory in November.

Democratic candidate Charlie Brown, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, is opening fire on Doolittle, charging that the incumbent is embroiled in "congressional bribery scandals." Assailing his conduct and record, Brown's radio commercial blitz asks: "Is John Doolittle corrupt - or ineffective?"

Meanwhile, protesters outside Doolittle's California offices wave giant red foam rubber hands to insinuate that the congressman - who is charged with no wrongdoing - is caught "red-handed." And Wes Clark, 67, a retired Air Force master sergeant, shows up outside a Doolittle speech in Rocklin, asking pointed questions.

"What did Doolittle do for Mr. Wilkes?" asks Clark, referring to a San Diego defense contractor and Doolittle contributor who was implicated in a bribery scandal that sent Rep. Randy Cunningham to federal prison. "What did he do for (lobbyist Jack) Abramoff? And what did he do for the Indian casino?"

This is just the beginning of the article. Read it in full, it's quite interesting.

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