From the Norman Solomon Campaign. As always, please note that I will post campaign announcements for any candidate for office, and post should not be construed as an endorsement of a particular candidate. As it happens, I have not yet made up my mind on this race, and we have a strong field of candidates.

Solomon Formally Launching Campaign for Congress With Appearances in Four Counties on Monday

     Progressive Democrat Norman Solomon — energized by deepening support and strong grassroots fundraising — will formally announce his campaign for Congress on Monday (Oct. 10) with appearances in four counties of the new North Coast district that stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.

     “Our campaign is gaining enthusiastic support from all over this district,” Solomon said. “People are hungry for meaningful change and genuine leadership that listens and cares — and that’s willing to challenge powerful interests. As an independent Democrat, I’m committed to serving the public interest, not Wall Street.”

     Solomon will launch his campaign Monday by meeting with voters at the following locations:

  • ·        Marin County:  Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station, 11315 Rte. 17 a.m.
  • ·        Sonoma County:  Petaluma Postal Distribution Center, 1150 N. McDowell Blvd. – 8:15 a.m.
  • ·        Mendocino County:  Ukiah Downtown Post Office, 224 North Oak Street10:20 a.m.
  • ·        Humboldt County:  Eureka Federal Building, 515 H St. – 2 p.m.

      Solomon will also meet with local residents at an event on Monday night at the Humboldt County Democratic Headquarters in Eureka (6 p.m. at 129 Fifth St.).

     In Washington, D.C., the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call on Thursday reported that Solomon is a “top competitor” to replace Rep. Lynn Woolsey, who is retiring after 10 terms in Congress.

     Solomon’s formal campaign launch comes less than a week after two candidate debates in Sonoma County. During one of those debates, Solomon noted that “we in our campaign have refused to accept a single penny of corporate PAC money.”

     Weeks ago, Solomon’s campaign contributions went over the $200,000 mark without any corporate funding.

     During a debate last Tuesday in Petaluma, Solomon called development of sustainable green energy “a tremendously important focus.” He added: “So much of what’s possible in terms of green energy requires that we go up against those who often have given big campaign contributions.” 

     Solomon, a three-term elected delegate to the California Democratic Party state central committee, has gained recent endorsements from organizations such as Progressive Democrats of America and the Council for a Livable World, as well as from such famed public-interest advocates as Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and anti-nuclear physician Dr. Helen Caldicott.

     Solomon has been crisscrossing the new district to meet voters and hear their concerns. In late September, he stood with nurses in Novato to support a one-day strike for patients’ and workers’ rights. Days later, in Sonoma County, he spoke at a rally with postal workers against proposals for post-office closures, massive workforce reductions, an end to Saturday deliveries and other service cutbacks. 

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