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by Diane Guthman
Friday, Jun. 23, 2006 at 12:49 PM
The stage is set in California’s 26th Congressional District to fire right wing conservative GOP representative David Dreier and replace the 13-term incumbent with Democratic nominee Cynthia Rodriquez Matthews. In 2004 she came within less than 10% of defeating David Dreier, one of the most highly funded GOP members of the House. She spent only ,000 compared to Dreier’s .5 million. She hopes for victory in 2006.
Riding the wave across the nation to take back Congress in 2006, Cynthia Rodriquez Matthews is taking on Republican powerhouse David Dreier for the 26th Congressional District. A tough fight lies ahead, but Matthews is committed to the challenge.
“We need to outsource David Dreier and send a strong message to Washington,” proclaimed Matthews at her headquarters in Pomona. “I want to save American jobs. The American worker is the foundation that this country rests on. Our House of Representatives must ensure the security of this foundation.” She said.
The 26th Congressional District spans 73 miles along the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains from the affluent Pasadena suburb city of La Cañada Flintridge to the fast growing metropolitan area of Rancho Cucamonqa. The district is economically and demographically diverse. It consists of small bedroom communities and family owned businesses which are competing with the growth of large retail chains
Cynthia Matthews, an environmental engineer, is no newcomer to politics. In 2004 she received 43% of the vote. Matthews spent just ,000 compared to Dreier’s .5 million. She hopes 2006 will be different.
“We are at a pivotal point in our country,” Matthews explained. “This time around Republicans, Greens and Progressives are stepping up to support my campaign because they are concerned about the direction our country is headed.” She said.
The central issues of Matthews’ campaign include a fundamental resolution of the War in Iraq which includes a definite troop withdrawal timeline, accompanied by a humanitarian support program; Redirect the war billions into border security, healthcare and education; and protect our civil liberties and rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
In the June 6th Democratic Primary, Matthews , 42, easily beat challengers Russ Warner and Hoyt Hilsman winning the party’s nomination with 47% of the vote. She is endorsed by Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles); California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante and Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi: former Governor Jerry Brown; State Senators Nell Soto (D-Ontario) and Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles); and the AFL-CIO among others.
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