UPDATE (still Aug. 24): Jim Judd’s website displays some conflicting information regarding tomorrow from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Although the events column still indicates the event discussed below, to the right of the page, a different location is cited (300 Drake’s Landing, Greenbrae) and it appears Mr. Judd will be the only candidate speaking to voters. So, it seems not only Lynn Woolsey but also Bob Stevens and Jared Huffman will not be available at the same time and place. What a lost opportunity. All the candidates ought to debate one another at least once and preferably several times before election day.
Due to the dueling information, I suggest anyone wishing to verify exactly what will actually be happening tomorrow call the Judd campaign office tomorrow at 707.322.5495.
As mentioned in a previous post, Checking out the candidates’ campaign websites…, a Town Hall has been scheduled for this Wednesday to allow voters to see all the candidates for our CA Congressional 6th District in person.
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: American Legion Hall, 12 Ward St., Larkspur, CA 94939
Although all four official candidates (Jared Huffman, Jim Judd, Bob Stevens, and Lynn Woolsey) have been invited, a scan of our congresswoman’s election site gives no indication that she plans to attend. Her next published event is The Art of Politics, to be held on Sept. 11, 2010.
Skipping events that would require real debate and defense of one own positions is typical of many entrenched members of Congress up for reelection — particularly when they hold comfortable leads in polls. Obviously, Lynn Woosley is no exception. She doesn’t want to face her opponents or a roomful of constituents who might confront her with her own record on spending, her willingness to vote to pass bills without knowing their contents, her out-of-step-with-the-nation support of Obamacare, etc.
Any person running for office, whether an incumbent or a newcomer should have no qualms about going to a Town Hall and defending his/her positions. But Lynn Woolsey arrogantly feels too confident of victory again in November to make such an effort. She is perfectly happy to attend fundraisers for her political pal, Barbara Boxer (as noted in this earlier post, Woolsey and Boxer) and other events where she will have to engage only those who agree with her politically. But when it comes to truly justifying herself before constituents along with a panel of her fellow candidates, looks like she is a no-show!