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Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:00 PM

Issa faces Democratic challenger in new 49th

Source: OC Register

Republican incumbent for the 49th Congressional District, Darrell Issa, and the real estate broker challenging him for his congressional seat this election cycle share the same hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. But finding similarities between their political beliefs is another story.

Democrat Jerry Tetalman has lived in Carlsbad since 1997 and plans on running a grassroots campaign against Issa. Issa is the second richest man in Congress, with his assets totaling roughly $240 million as of 2011. Even with the new district lines the party registration is 43 percent Republican and 29 percent Democrat.

Tetalman believes he has a fighting chance despite Issa’s incumbency and monetary advantage, and the GOP voter registration advantage.

“I think if you look at the richest man in Congress you have a disconnect between the average person that is working for a living who is not an investor,” Tetalman said. “I see he is really out of touch with the average person and their needs, he doesn’t represent the interest of working class people.”


Read more: http://totalbuzz.ocregister.com/2012/03/26/issa-faces-democratic-challenger-in-new-49th/83492/



You can help Tetalman through ACT BLUE here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/27812?refcode=directory

I have talked with him on the phone and Tetalman is going hard, working full time to give Issa a run.

His website is here:

http://jerryforcongress2012.com/

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Reply Issa faces Democratic challenger in new 49th (Original post)
grantcart Mar 2012 OP
pinto Mar 2012 #1
brooklynite Mar 2012 #2
Contusion Mar 2012 #16
Sen. Walter Sobchak Mar 2012 #3
MindMover Mar 2012 #5
Sen. Walter Sobchak Mar 2012 #6
anti-alec Mar 2012 #4
grantcart Mar 2012 #15
itsrobert Mar 2012 #7
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #8
AndyTiedye Mar 2012 #9
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #10
lunatica Mar 2012 #13
IndyJones Mar 2012 #11
lunatica Mar 2012 #12
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #14
Contusion Mar 2012 #17

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:10 PM

1. Kick. Would be a huge win for us to hand Issa his notice.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:22 PM

2. Not a competitive race...

If you're in the neighborhood, help out by all means. But my resources have to go to the races that are in play, and this is a "Solid R" district. If things change...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 11:57 PM

16. Tetalman Support

I can understand that sentiment, but my gut tells me there could be a big enough backlash against Issa to be more competitive than you might be giving credit for. I've heard a number of people saying they'll vote against Issa, but don't know who's running against him. That's how I figured out it was Tetalman. Had to Google it. But now I'm on board and going to see if we can't grass roots campaign Issa right out of Washington. If you still aren't convinced to contribute, at least go to Jerry's Facebook page and "like" his page so you can keep up with the race and perhaps help out by spreading the word. http://www.facebook.com/JerryTetalmanforCongress

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. Meanwhile, we found the biggest fucking zero yet to run against Rohrabacher

 

Last go-around we ran Basil Marceaux with teeth and before that we ran the Sarah Palin of Huntington Beach and before that a bored .com millionaire who couldn't be bothered to campaign. And now we have Ron Varasteh who having openly supported the laughable losers of Occupy Irvine is unelectable having written his own attack ads.

The RNC has left Rohrabacher for dead half a dozen times, and every time we rise to the occasion and find a weaker candidate still to run against him.

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 01:53 AM

5. Is there someone weaker than Roarbacker......OMG....



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Response to MindMover (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:35 AM

6. Meet the assholes weaker than Tyrone D. Rohrbacker

 



Were my extended family not worthy of an R-rated HBO reality show, I just might run. I couldn't possibly do worse than these four did.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 09:55 PM

4. Issa needs to be known as a car thief

 

Because that's what he is.

And even though statute of limitations are over for him, he still needs to be tried for treason against the United States

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Response to anti-alec (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:48 AM

15. He's no car thief



Technically he's a "car booster and a torch".

The cars that he lifted were small potatoes compared with burning down his own business for an insurance claim.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:39 AM

7. Oh, I would have been in his district this year, but I have moved

I am still in the 50th. Funny, how that worked out.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:44 AM

8. Issa is the spawn of SATAN.

HE is the reason the Enron rip off of the state was never brought to justice.
He needs to GO far, far away.

VOTE, California to rid us of this plague of a politician.

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:22 AM

9. Satan Wouldn't Have Him

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 04:07 AM

10. You are probably right about that-

Issa is too evil for the bowels of hell.

So where DO we send him?

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 09:13 AM

13. Make him go to the cornfield

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 04:32 AM

11. I often get called into his conference calls he puts out. He is not really

interested in what people think and changes they want to see. He likes to answer questions without really answering them and patronize people like they're idiots. Now I just hang up when I get the invite calls. Waste of time. He just wants people to think he actually cares about what they have to say.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 09:07 AM

12. What can I say, but that I hope he falls flat on his face and loses his ass

To never be heard from again. What a waste of humanity.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 09:14 AM

14. I donated to Issa's challenger last time around

He didn't have much chance against Issa's entrenched power--and it isn't even my district--but I felt I needed to do something.

As a nice surprise, I received a handwritten thankyou card from our candidate.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:02 AM

17. Support Jerry Tetalman on Facebook

Hey, obviously everyone on this thread seems aware of this race and what it means. Not a surprise to say that it will be an uphill climb to face the wealthiest man in Congress, but it's got to start somewhere. If you are on Facebook, go to Jerry's Facebook page and "like" his page so you can keep up with the race and perhaps help out by spreading the word. THANKS!

http://www.facebook.com/JerryTetalmanforCongress

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