In a recent article Rep. Gallegly said:
What's on his agenda? He doesn't appear on television much, he doesn't hold town hall forums, and he isn't going to be passing much legislation being in the minority party.
In the last quarter he raised: $42,057.75
Should Democrats and Republicans interested in running get encouragement from those numbers that he might be retiring? He does have more than $800,000 in his warchest which should prove effective at protecting him if he does run again. But is a slow fundraising period a sign that he is retiring?
Before you look at the results of this poll remember that many people that want him to retire so they can have an ally replace him, not because of his job performance.
Rep. Gallegly said when he first ran in 1986 "New ideas come with new blood .... I want to get the career politicians out of Washington and make them go home and live under the laws they've passed."
Obviously, he changed his mind on that thought. When faced with more years of being in the minority will he change his mind again and retire soon?
With most pundits predicting Democrats will control the House for at least a few more years I wonder if being in the minority is more or less fulfilling for Gallegly. Sure, all the minority seems to do is say NO and complain but at least they don't get much of the blame for any current flaws in legislation.
I fixed this poll to make it harder for a reader from the city of Ventura to vote multiple times. I am sure Marta Jorgenson appreciates your "support" but try to restrain yourself this time.