Comment by Jim Campbell
Both Feinstein and Waxman are known to be as crooked as Lombard Street. Though Staff writer, Rohit chose to give Feinstein’s ethical lapses and criminal behavior a pass, I choose not to do so.
The 79 year-old Feinstein seeking a fifth term in the United States Senate has greatly under estimated the credentials of Elizabeth Emken who is poised to defeat her.
Californians have grown tired of the tax and spend policies of both Feinstein and Waxman. They have finally made the connection between wrong-headed policy and job loss in their state.
Parimal M. Rohit / Staff Writer
Santa Monica Mirror
After a contentious primary election two months ago featuring a combined 32 candidates vying for chance to represent Santa Monica and California in one of two seats in Washington, D.C., the field has been whittled down to four. Incumbent Democrat Henry Waxman will face off against independent Bill Bloomfield in the race for the newly created 33rd Congressional district while Democrat Dianne Feinstein is seeking reelection against Republican candidate Elizabeth Emken.
Both Waxman and Feinstein have already served the region and state, respectively, as federally elected officials for decades.
Waxman was amongst a field of eight contenders seeking to grab one of two slots in the June 5 primary. In that election, he received more than 40,000 tallies, or 45 percent of the vote; Bloomfield, who lives in Manhattan Beach, finished second with nearly 22,000 votes, roughly 25 percent of the vote.
Left: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is seeking a fifth term. Her November challenger is Republican candidate Elizabeth Emken.
Originally elected to the House of Representatives in 1974, Waxman has twice run unopposed. This election campaign marks the third time he is running in a re-drawn district. According to published electoral records, Waxman has never received less than 61 percent of the November vote.
During his tenure, Waxman has been associated with many visible issues, including his initial opposition 17 years ago to the proposed underground subway extension from downtown Los Angeles to the Westside and news reports stating that the Congressman questioning Roger Clemens’ veracity during a federal investigation of the baseball player’s alleged steroid use.
Last September, Waxman was caught in the middle of the controversial Solyndra matter. Fellow Congressman Darrell Issa reportedly alleged Waxman assisted a solar company to secure a federal loan worth more than a half-billion dollars before it went bankrupt. Waxman had refuted the allegation, according to news reports, stating he played no role in Solyndra securing the federal loan. (Entire article below)