That’s me, a Balanced Budget Democrat. Changed my registration online this morning. The Task Force is now bipartisan. Since I didn’t think of this until after the March 7 filing deadline, I can’t be of much help to my Congressman, Tom McClintock, this year. His only opponent is a Republican who is relying on Democrat votes to beat him. What I will do is write a letter to the editor asking my fellow BBD’s to support him. Being a fellow Democrat, they might listen to me.
I emailed the announcement of my candidacy to about 30 people this morning. The response has been pretty good, though Kirk Uhler accused me of drinking. I feel as though I have the nucleus of a winning team.
Jim Rockett suggested, for a bumper sticker PETTYJOHN for CONGRESS
Balanced Budget Democrat
I like that. I’ve got to get bumper stickers. When I do run, in 2016, it’s actually quite likely no Democrat will oppose me for the nomination. It’s that kind of district. So me and Tom will be going at it, head to head. I hope there’s a lot of debates. I looked up Tom on Wikipedia, and he’s only 57. I thought he was older. He’s still young enough to run statewide, which he’s done three times and lost. Never raised enough money. I look forward to getting to know the guy.
I’ll bet we’re pals.