The Third Way
I have just discovered a third candidate for the 11th CD. Her name is Dina Padilla and she will be running on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. Dina, like Jerry in 2004, was a write-in candidate during the primary.
Now, the Peace and Freedom Party only as about 550 members in San Joaquin County. So, no one really expects her to win much. However, the very fact that she is running indicates that she sees a ties in between the corporate support for Pombo (and his equally evil twin John Doolittle) and the issues that motivated her to become politically active: corporate fraud in the insurance industry, especially in health care and workman's compensation cases. Note: the link above is a story that relates the fact that the Chair of the Fraud Assessment Commission is in fact the VP of Cost Risk Management for Safeway, Inc., a clear conflict of interest.
If Dina can truly tie this clearly to either Doolittle or Pombo, she is doing us all a very big favor.