Transportation Moving Votes in Harman’s L.A. Congressional Race

Contested congressional primaries in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Arkansas are drawing the lion’s share of media attention today, but many Los Angelenos are eyeing June 8 as their Super Tuesday. That day will bring voters to the polls in a race between Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) and Marcy Winograd, who is challenging the eight-term lawmaker from the left.

5_18_10_harman.jpgRep. Jane Harman (D-CA), left, meeting with transit union members. (Photo: Damien Newton)

As L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa makes a play for federal assistance with his "30/10" transit initiative, transportation has become a salient issue in the race. Streetsblog LA’s Damien Newton tracked both candidates at separate infrastructure rallies this week. From his piece:

[T]he two candidates’ positions also reflect a new
political reality for candidates in Southern California. Los Angeles
now has an organized community dedicated to green transportation or
Livable Streets causes. It’s now smart politics to embrace transit and
bike riding in the "Car Capital of America." Both Harman and Winograd
are embracing two key programs in the Livable Streets platform in Los
Angeles: accelerating transit expansion and securing cyclist rights.

Check out his full report right here.

  • Ron Richards

    Winograd all the way, baby!

  • Marcy Winograd is a candidate worth watching nationally. A Los Angeles-area high school teacher, she recently managed to garner support among 41% of the delegates at the Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles to vote to not endorse incumbent Jane Harman. In 2006, Marcy had challenged Jane Harman in a whirlwind 90-day candidacy and won 38% of the vote. She started her campaign early this time.
    I am supporting Marcy, and in fact doing volunteer work for her. Go Marcy!

  • Jane H. Ater

    Jane is an agent of influence for the Israeli government. Vote for her at your peril.

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