(Let's welcome the Lieutenant Governor to Calitics. - promoted by David Dayen)
I am proud today to announce that if current Rep. Ellen Tauscher is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve in the Obama administration, I expect to run for the 10th Congressional District, a district that includes parts of Contra Costa, Solano, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. I am excited by this unexpected potential opportunity in my own backyard, and with your support, I will return to Washington to help shape a better future for California, our country and a very special Congressional District.
I am ready to lend a progressive and pragmatic voice to find solutions on debates ranging from renewable energy to green collar jobs to universal "Medicare for All" health care to water policy to equality for all to market oversight to mass transit to the importance of fully funding education. As I learned during my time in the Peace Corps, developing solutions first requires being able to ask the right questions.
Please join us on our Facebook supporter page and follow us on Twitter. President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats in Congress are prepared to move this country forward, and with your help, we can send them a capable and progressive representative ready on Day One.
P.S. I will be at the California Democratic Convention this weekend in Sacramento and will host a meet-and-greet with bloggers. Details are pending, but I hope to see you there.