On politics in the Golden State

« Previous Post | PolitiCal Home | Next Post »

Democrats tap Lowenthal for strong campaign help

July 24, 2012 |  3:13 pm

Voting on June 5

State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, a candidate for a hotly contested, open congressional district seat, has been named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" program, his campaign announced Tuesday.

The Long Beach Democrat is vying with Long Beach City Councilman Gary DeLong, a Republican, for the seat in the newly drawn 47th Congressional District, which includes Long Beach and parts of Orange County.

The DCCC program highlights top Democratic campaigns around the country and offers financial, organizing and other support.

Republicans also have targeted the Democrat-leaning district.  A National Republican Congressional Committee official acknowledged on Tuesday that Lowenthal has an advantage but noted DeLong's larger campaign treasury and superior second-quarter fundraising.


Jerry Brown targets latest trends in student bullying

Jerry Brown gives Apple's new "spaceship'' campus a boost

Gov. Brown signs bill aimed at public officials convicted of felonies

--Jean Merl

Photo: Casting ballots at a Van Nuys restaurant during the June 5 primary. Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times