CA-36: Bowen In, Winograd Wants to Speak to Her

By: Tuesday February 8, 2011 6:24 am

California Democratic Party Chair John Burton sent a courtesy letter to delegates of the party letting them know that Jane Harman has resigned from Congress, and he broke some news in the process: As of the sending of this email, the only candidate that has officially informed the California Democratic Party that they are running [...]

CA-36: Janice Hahn In, SecState Debra Bowen May Also Run

By: Monday February 7, 2011 2:17 pm

LA City Councilwoman Janice Hahn has entered the race in CA-36 to replace the retiring Jane Harman. Hahn, 58, represents a good part of the district on the City Council. She last ran for this seat in 1998, when Harman left to pursue a race for Governor of California. Not only was Harman unsuccessful, so [...]

CA-36: Jane Harman to Resign from Congress

By: Monday February 7, 2011 8:24 am

I’m about to be without Congressional representation. Jane Harman will announce tomorrow that she will leave Congress to head up the Woodrow Wilson Center, a think tank in Washington formerly chaired by former Congressman Lee Hamilton. In a note to supporters, Harman says that she would “remain in Congress for some weeks,” but would have [...]

Debate Continues Over High-Capacity Magazine Clips

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 8:13 am

My Congresswoman, Jane Harman, was one of the only ones on the floor of the House yesterday to use the assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords as an opportunity to talk about gun control efforts. Representative Jane Harman, a California Democrat, used her floor remarks on the resolution to urge Congress to restrict access to assault [...]

CA-36: Harman-Winograd Race Gets Negative in Final Weeks

By: Friday June 4, 2010 1:42 pm

Jane Harman is an eight-term member of Congress. Though she has faced primary challenges in the past, she’s fairly entrenched in the district. This year, against progressive anti-war activist Marcy Winograd, she has spent twice as much as her opponent (about 1/3 of her money has come from PACs) and has the name ID and [...]

Nervous Harman Runs Negative Ad Against Progressive Challenger Winograd

By: Friday May 28, 2010 8:58 am

I live in the 36th District here in California, where we have a primary election for Congress between Rep. Jane Harman and progressive challenger Marcy Winograd. I’m squarely in Winograd country – there’s a yard sign every other house – but that’s not necessarily representative of the district at large. So I’ve been wondering just [...]

CA-36: Party Endorsement Floor Fight Liveblog

By: Sunday April 18, 2010 10:34 am

OK, so we’re on to the endorsement for Jane Harman. And this is a crackup. CDP Chair John Burton has kind of lost control of the thing. More in a minute. Here’s the deal. Burton rushed the question on the endorsement to the floor, asked for whether there would be speakers on behalf of Winograd [...]

CA-36: Floor Fight Between Winograd and Harman Today, Impromptu Debate Yesterday

By: Sunday April 18, 2010 7:34 am

Marcy Winograd, the progressive primary challenger to Jane Harman in CA-36, gathered enough signatures again last night to force the question of a state party endorsement to the floor of the convention. This means that she will be able to address the convention today with the hopes of denying Harman the party endorsement, which would [...]

A Treatise on the Future of the Democratic Party

By: Sunday April 11, 2010 6:05 pm

I haven’t written much about Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney’s excellent piece on the power struggle inside the Democratic Party. It highlighted an important issue that virtually no other media outlet bothers to cover in full. There’s a cottage industry these days, and really has been since the emergence of Barry Goldwater in the early [...]

CA-36: Winograd Denies Harman CDP Endorsement

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 6:00 am

In a fairly impressive feat of organizing, Marcy Winograd, the progressive challenger to Jane Harman in California’s 36th District, was able to pull Harman’s state party endorsement after amassing enough objections from state party delegates. From the press release: Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd (CA-36), working with the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party (CDP), [...]

CA-36: Winograd Slams Harman on Wiretapping after Al Haramain Ruling

By: Thursday April 1, 2010 1:52 pm

The fallout from the Bush Administration’s domestic spying program being ruled illegal once again has been incredibly mild. A few cover stories in the major papers noted the ruling, but pretty much left it there. Glenn Greenwald tweeted his puzzlement: Should it be big news if a federal court rules the President violated the criminal [...]

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