Thanks to local bipartisan support in 2008, then-state Sen. Jeff Denham defeated a measure to recall him just because he would not vote for a state budget that would tax, borrow, spend and overregulate California into oblivion. Mr. Denham laid his public service aspirations on the line and has since become a U.S. congressman.
He’s a difference-making policy leader who is periodically chosen by House Speaker John Boehner to step in as speaker pro tempore.
All that Mr. Denham’s opponent for Congress, Jose Hernandez, is laying on the line is empty rhetoric, while claiming that he’s not a partisan politician. Hernandez’s campaign is bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi, the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO Committee on “Political” Education, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Public unions aside, who is it that will take a special interest in the multiple millions of unemployed and under-employed, along with the 46 million citizens on food stamps and one-in-six impoverished? Responsible representatives like Jeff Denham, that’s who.
We need leaders who support business and jobs, not those, such as Obama and Hernandez, who stand shovel-ready to bury them.
Charlie Gay, Ripon city councilman, Ripon