Four Links to One Spot, Debra Bowen Must Be Really Curious

As you may already know, Congresswoman Jane Harman recently announced that she is leaving the U.S. House of Representatives after serving the 36th District for 16 years.

I know the 36th Congressional District well: It includes my home, as well as most of the people I represented during my time in the California State Legislature. So I’m very seriously weighing whether I should run for Congress.

It’s a big decision. I’m thinking carefully about it, talking it over with my family, friends, and supporters, and I certainly want to know what longtime friends and supporters like you think, too.

Click here if you think I should run for Congress!

I’ve been truly moved by the strong outpouring of support from everyone who has encouraged me to run for Congress this week. I can’t thank you enough for your support.

I’m currently weighing all the factors involved in this important decision, the most critical of which is where I can be most effective in moving California forward.

But we face crucial challenges at the national level as well, the first and foremost of which is working to create jobs and jump-start our struggling economy.

That’s why I want to hear from you.

If you want me to run for Congress, please click here to show your support — and share your comments with me as well!

That’s why I want to know what you think before I make a final decision:


Thank you again for your support. I wouldn’t be in the position to make this decision without you.


P.S. Once you’ve let me know what you think, please forward this email to your friends so that they can weigh in, too!

Visit Debra’s ActBlue Page

(Editor’s Note: A reader of this electronic missive energized enough to respond to Bowen’s plea for input would likely need merely one prompt to do so. Those who require four prompts probably will 1] Not go to the ActBlue Page  and contribute money to the exploratory committee and 2] Should not be counted on to volunteer to walk precincts if the Secretary of State decides she “can be most effective in moving California forward” in Congress. Why does no one strive to move California backward? As though the halcyon days of yore — a simpler, buccolic time of empty freeways and a political system lubricated with alcohol and modest corruption — were somehow inferior to the present day.)

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  1. Ack. Did Bowen’s peeps misspell “Harman” in the first graf?!

    Comment by Jim E — 2.14.2011 @ 4:21 pm

  2. Thanks for the catch, Jim. Yet another letter of reprimand has been placed in the personnel file of teh chief correspondent. Getting close to needing a second file.

    Comment by admin — 2.23.2011 @ 5:14 pm

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