Wednesday, June 27, 2007

'Oropeza concedes party nomination to Richardson'

From The Daily Breeze:

Assemblywoman Laura Richardson won a two-month sprint to succeed the late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald on Tuesday, besting a better financed and more experienced opponent with the help of labor and black leadership.

Richardson won 37.8 of the vote, to 31.3percent for state Sen. Jenny Oropeza. Millender-McDonald's daughter, Valerie McDonald, finished a distant third with 9.4 percent.

"I just thank God," Richardson said Tuesday night, from a party at the Home Depot Center's Stadium Club in Carson. "It's not just about money, and it's not just about the number of years you've served. It's about what's in your heart."
And what was in my heart: Congress is like a waaaay better gig. Way better. Tons. Job security forevs. Check ya later, term limits!

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