John Dennis and Dana Walsh face off in the Republican primary on June 8. The winner will run against Speaker Pelosi this fall. The LA Times reports that Dana Walsh has a very impressive donor list: 33,000 people from all 50 states. Here she is addressing the tax day Tea Party in San Francisco:
While Dana Walsh appears to be a mainstream conservative, her opponent, John Dennis, who is more of a Ron Paul-style libertarian, is hostile to the Federal Reserve and wants an immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
San Francisco is so lopsidedly liberal that Pelosi's aides, the LA Times reports, "can't even remember the last time Pelosi ran a TV or radio spot." The city has not elected a Republican to Congress since 1972.
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