California's United State Senator Barbara Boxer has endorsed Rep. Howard Berman in the race for the 30th Congressional District, which includes Sherman Oaks. Boxer had vowed to remain neutral, but has now changed her mind according to this letter sent to Berman's office.
I am proud to endorse your candidacy to represent the people of the 30th Congressional District. You have always been a true champion for human rights and equal rights, for our workers and veterans, for an effective foreign policy and a healthy environment.
I have written to Brad to tell him about my decision and the reason for it. As you know, until now, I have stayed out of the primary in the 30th Congressional District because through the years I have worked with both you and Brad on many issues of great importance to our constituents. I can no longer do so.
Because of Brad’s campaign mailing, which outrageously tries to connect you to the San Bruno tragedy, I will no longer stay neutral in this race.
In the weeks and months ahead, I truly hope this campaign will take on a more positive tone and I would be proud to help people learn more about your stellar record of accomplishment and leadership.
United States Senator