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Run Women Run, a non-partisan group formed in 2008 dedicated to “identifying, mentoring and supporting the election of progressive, pro-choice women” in San Diego, released a slate of endorsements earlier this week.

National race endorsements include Democratic incumbents Dianne Feinstein for Senate and Susan Davis in the 53rd Congressional district. Denise Moreno Ducheny and Lori Saldaña also received endorsements in their congressional bids in the 51st and 52nd districts, respectively.

Endorsements in San Diego city races include those for councilmembers Sherri Lightner and Marti Emerald, as well as a mayoral endorsement of Bonnie Dumanis, the only Republican featured on the endorsement list (though city races are officially non-partisan).

“We believe that women of this stature who serve as elected officials bring an important perspective and elevate the discussion about education, the environment, health care and other issues that impact all of us,” said Run Women Run president Michelle Burton in a release.

A complete list of candidate endorsements is available on the group’s homepage, linked above.

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Joaquin_de_la_Mesa March 9, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m.

Given their stated goal, is this a surprise?


InOmbra March 9, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m.

Maybe Run Women Run would be surprised and ashamed that Marti Emerald has endorsed Juan Vargas, instead of Denise Ducheny. As everyone is saying lately, that makes me want to throw up. Well, so does Marti, most of the time.

Marti endorsing Vargas is sickening, but not because of the female thing...rather because Vargas is as dishonest as the day is long. He is bought, sold, and delivered to the insurance lobby. And boy do those lobbyists love them some Vargas. The East County Magazine reported Feb 16 that"Insurers reportedly spent $1.46 million to elect Vargas to the Legislature. His Congressional campaign has taken another $140,000 in insurance and pharmaceutical contributions..." That was enough for Vargas to "twice [duck] a vote on SB 810, a landmark healthcare reform bill opposed by the insurance industry." "SB 810, which failed by just two votes, would have cut insurance industry administrative costs from around 30% down to 5% and used the proceeds to provide health and dental care coverage for every man, woman and child in California." Watch Occupy activists give Vargas the Spineless Rubber Chicken Award, while Vargas, already in chubby territory, continues to stuff his face: http://youtu.be/uZkZwdfQKh0


InOmbra March 10, 2012 @ 10:20 a.m.

Good profile of Ducheny and her accomplishments, published two days ago: http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/8929


BradleyFikes March 10, 2012 @ 1:16 p.m.

"Non-partisan" doesn't mean non-political. These groups may support Democratic or Republican policies, but they technically remain "non-partisan" by not endorsing candidates. Look at the political leanings of their officers, contributors, and organizations that support them to determine their true agenda.


Visduh March 10, 2012 @ 7:45 p.m.

You lost me. They did endorse a slate of candidates, almost all Dems and mostly women. Non-partisan needs to mean more than just a claim or statement, it needs to show up in their support and their endorsements. Perhaps you could rephrase this post, or elaborate.


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