Hampton Congratulates DeSauliner
on Senate Re-Election Bid

Written by FCJ Editor. Posted in News, Opinion, Politics

Published on July 01, 2009 with 1 Comment


From the campaign to elect Adriel Hampton to Congress

Editor’s Note: Senator Mark DeSaulnier appears to be using his Senate re-election campaign funds to promote himself in his bid to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher in the CA-10 special election.

July 2, 2009

Antioch, Ca. — As the Democratic candidates vying to fill the seat left vacant by Rep. Ellen Taushcher prepared for tonight’s debate, grassroots reformer Adriel Hampton congratulated rival Mark DeSaulnier on his bid for re-election to the State Senate. Hampton was alerted Wednesday to DeSaulnier’s impressive multitasking skills when voters throughout Contra Costa County reported receipt of a 12-page glossy entitled “District Health Service Guide” and paid for by DeSaulnier’s 2012 Senate campaign.

“Amazing,” said Hampton. “I thought I was working hard, running for Congress, raising a family, advocating for a more responsive government, and working full time as an investigator. But here we have Senator DeSaulnier, running for Congress, trying to stay on top of his day job dealing with the economic mess in Sacramento, and actively running for re-election to keep on representing the people who elected him to the California Senate eight months ago.”

DeSaulnier’s impressive resource guide alerts voters to his progressive positions on health care, and features President Barack Obama, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Joe Biden, and a glowing endorsement from AssemblymanTom Torlakson. It also has 15 full-color photos of Senator DeSaulnier, if you count shots of his arm in the frame.

On the stump for the District 10 Congressional seat, Senator DeSaulnier has proudly stated that he and his sons are members of the Contra Costa County Health Plan. Echoing that biographical point, the Senate District Health Services Guide also points out that Senator DeSaulnier has completed an impressive 22 marathons.

While DeSaulnier continues his early bid for a new term in the Senate, he is also expected at tonight’s debate sponsored by East County Democrats for Action, 7 p.m. at Antioch City Hall, along with grassroots Democratic candidates Hampton, Anthony Woods, Tiffany Attwood, and Anthony Bothwell.

“I’m fighting hard for a new kind of politics,” said Hampton. “But I feel like a bit of a slacker. Here’s Lt. Gov. John Garamendi with campaign accounts open for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Congress, Senator DeSaulnier running for two seats, and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan doing the same.”

Adriel Hampton is a journalist, Gov 2.0 and new media strategist, public servant, and licensed private investigator. His innovative campaign has been covered by the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Fog City Journal, Politico, Washington Examiner, Lodi News-Sentinel, All Things Reform, The District of CA, Politicoholic, and Shared Sacrifice Radio.

For more information, visit http://www.adrielhampton.com.

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  1. Guardian and Chron wild cards here,

    The 3 office-holders have nearly a hundred years of loyalty to machine politics between them. Garamendi has 3 ultra money guzzling campaigns sitting in his driveway and the others have 2. Anthony Woods is yet another creation of Eric Jaye and his Storefront campaigns.

    Hampton’s best chance is that the 2 SF papers with high circulation in CA10 (Chron and Guardian) give him some coverage. He stands head and shoulders above the hacks but they use special interest money to buy all the ink. Adriel gets a fair shot from the SF publications who know him well from his years as a journalist … he wins. And a very large message is sent to D.C..