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Monday, August 08, 2011

LA Wave Newspaper: Janice Hahn mulling campaign for "Compton Congressional District"

Congresswoman Hahn lost her base.
Lets give Los Angeles Wave Newspaper "Soulvine Columnist" Betty Pleasant credit for going to the source of breaking political news. South Bay Political Activist Basil Kimbrew had cc Pleasant his latest email newsletter which noted that 36th Congressional District Congresswoman Janice Hahn would give up on her current district and run for Congress in a newly-drawn Compton District. Thinking that Kimbrew was offbase with his urgent scree, Pleasant went directly to Hahn and the result is an exclusive for Pleasant. Hahn's comments below.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do. The commission has taken my district out from under me. The 36th District in which I have lived and worked for many years and was elected to represent no longer exists. They removed my base — the Harbor, Wilmington, San Pedro (where I live) — and put them in the new Compton District. They’ve redrawn the lines of my 36th District into a ‘coastal district’ that includes Palos Verdes Peninsula, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Topanga, Calabasas and Agoura Hills. I have no base there. This is not the district I was elected in. This is Rep. Henry Waxman’s longtime stronghold. They’ve taken me completely out of it. Now my supporters who worked hard to get me elected are accusing me of abandoning my people. I’m not abandoning them; they’re being taken away from me and put into Compton! I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
The commission is scheduled to take its final vote on its redistricting maps Thursday.

If Hahn does run for the Compton District, she will most likely face Congresswoman Laura Richardson.

Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Blogger FightFor347 said:

There's no reason that Hahn couldn't use her acquired skills as an elected representative to address the needs of the people she would now represent. Does being taken out her "comfort Zone" mean that she can't still give quality and effective representation? She talked the talk, now let's see her walk the walk.

August 08, 2011 2:43 PM  

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