10 August 2008
the san francisco chronicle reports:
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan qualified Friday for a November showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, collecting the signatures needed to get on the ballot as an independent candidate for Congress.
The collection of signatures by Sheehan's campaign was more exciting than usual. On Wednesday, the campaign was well short of the 10,198 signatures needed to get on the ballot after San Francisco elections officials found that more than 40 percent of the people who signed weren't registered in the city's Eighth Congressional District.
Sheehan's supporters redoubled their efforts to collect enough signatures to beat the 5 p.m. Friday deadline, ultimately turning in more than 17,000 signatures to ensure that she qualified. ~ read more
mr. berg says:
Sadly, both the Democrat and Republican parties have supported the disastrous war in Iraq and Nancy Pelosi, 8th District incumbent candidate, has stood "shoulder to shoulder" with them.
When Tim Russert asked [nancy pelosi] "Do you think that the situation with Iraq is a distraction from the war on terrorism?", her reply was "I don't think it's a disaster--I mean, any decision--I don't question a decision of the president of the United States on his timing or on the priority he gives a threat."
Her web site contains no position statements and she has refused to respond to Project Vote Smart's position survey or attend debates with the other candidates.
Posted by wst... at 21:56