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Boxer Endorses Berman in Congressional Race

After vowing to stay neutral in the Congressional election between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has endorsed Berman.

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.

Dear Howard:

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. 

Sincerely,

Barbara Boxer

United States Senator

bilko April 30, 2012 at 11:56 PM
While I have the utmost respect for Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer could be classified as the devil.
Skraeling May 02, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I think there have been no good Republicans since Rockefeller and Eisenhower. What we have now, in both parties are zealots, haters, angry people who think their own version of history, learned from partisan media and talk radio, is the true way. I would like to see a Republican oust Berman and Sherman who have been in office far too long, but there is none...California continues it's slide along with the country and it will continue until we finally get people to vote with intelligence. As it is, few even bother...glad I am older....I like Boxer...for all her partsan zealotry, because she is American and Californian and fights for what she has to...not what she is told should do..
Skraeling May 02, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Sadly, there is no real alternative to Sherman and Berman...I have lived in the Valley for over 30 years and not until this year have I heard from Berman, my congressman for most of those years...then we wonder why things don't change. he does work for the movie industry, and I understand the importance of that..I do not understand his support for Israel with our taxes, or Berman's support for wars. Unions have their place in US industry and we all benefit by them, but not in Civil Service and Berman and Sherman both pander to the "public service" unions.......
Skraeling May 02, 2012 at 08:10 PM
There is no genuine threat to Israel or any one else by Iranian nuclear developments...think....just who is it in the middle east that is reportedly holding up to 220 nuclear weapons? Just who has driven out the original owners of lands coveted by immigrants? Who has created open air concetration camps,. a system of apartheid and ethnic cleansing? Iran has not invaded another nation in centuries and has been defensive in that time. They are now being seen as opponents of Saudi Arabia..the issue is oil.....not nukes...no matter what Israeli hawks say..
john sullivan May 02, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I agree with Jack here for the most part. Boxer is a good senator and her endorsement means something to me. I laugh when I hear California needs less regulation [which may be true in some cases], because I see states like Nevada and Arizona which have far less restrictive regulations [I imagine] who are in just as bad as shape if not worse than California. No, most of what ailes California is due to national policy, not state policy. The United States has allowed business to have their way since Reagan and the result is the increase of business revenue and profit for business with no corresponding benfeit to middle class [and want to be middle class] folks. The housing bubble and subsequent bust would be exhibit 1. No regulation isnt our problem, the eroding of the middle class and a sturdy tax base is. The causes are allowing financial interests to write new law and rewrite old law to "free up" market speculation and risk, automation, and the exporting of millions jobs to cheap labor markets.

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