Prediction: Steve Bennett is running for Congress

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Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett has been preparing for a run for Congress. As a long time elected official with a strong fundraising base he will be a strong candidate. David Pollock, a city council member from Moorpark is also running. Democrats having two elected officials declaring their run is proof that this district is much more competitive. They also have political newcomer David Cruz Thayne who appears to be putting together a serious campaign team.

Will Rep. Elton Gallegly retire? If he does I expect Tony Strickland will run to replace him.

If Tony Strickland runs then I predict Linda Parks runs too.

Any other candidates you want to predict will be declaring their intentions soon?

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We haven't had a Congressperson with a college degree for a couple decades. The 24th Congressional district needs intelligent leadership.

Linda Parks won't run for Congress just because Tony Strickland runs. If Linda Parks runs it will because she believes she can make a positive impact in Congress.

The question is will Elton Gallegly endorse Tony Strickland. I don't think he will. I'm not sure they even like each other.

I hope Steve Bennett runs against Elton. This loony could use a good clock-cleaning.

We are see new candidates because Elton Gallegly doesn't hold town hall meetings. There could be the apocalypse and Elton Gallegly wouldn't hold a town hall meeting. Elton has done nothing during all this time.

It is no wonder we are seeing many more people running for his seat. He doesn't have the district he rigged for himself and he doesn't even live in his district anymore.

I'm looking forward to a Congressperson with a college degree.

In this race even Steve Bennett's dog could beat Elton. Thanks to re-districting, that was financed by the GOP, we will soon be rid of Elton and Phony Tony and we will have a 2/3rds in Sacramento. Thanks for getting re-districting passed GOP!

Bennett is waaaaaaaaaaaay too far to the left to appeal to voters, even in the restructured district. He can only win elections where the majority of his supporters live in Tree Huggers Paradise, USA - Ojai.

Sorry, Stevie. You and Brian Brennan will be sent packing. Maybe you two can start a granola farm that generates enough soil energy to run the newest model of the Smart Car. Then the two of you can take it on the freeway together for a test drive. BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again to you and your GOP friends punk for putting up the bucks for the re-districting that is getting rid of Elton. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't count those chickens just yet, Goodbye Elton. If Elton decides to run he will win decisively. And if he decides not to run, Tony will likely inherit his seat. Goodbye Bennett!!!

Yeah right loser, you're the same one who said that Venturans would be voting on parking meters and that Stoker would beat Das! LMAO!!!!!!!

Whatever, moron. I actually hope that Steve Bennett runs against Elton or Tony (whoever decides they want to kick his ass more).

Then this Ojai tree-hugger, who never met a government regulation he didn't like, can retire from politics once and for all!!! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like I hit your sore spot eh punk? Even a broken watch is right twice a day, you're never right are you punk? No parking meters on the ballot, Stoker lost, Whitman lost, Fiorina lost, you hang with a lot of losers don't you? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Last week at a fund raiser, I heard Elton from several Elton supporters. Elton is "all in" once Bennett announces. That will ensure Bennett's is off the Board of Supervisors and sending him into retirement.

Great comment, JacktheDog1. I've heard the same from those close to Elton. He's relishing the thought of kicking Bennett's inglorious ass!

Bring it on, bug-kisser!!! We've got about $900K sitting in the reelection fund right now ready to take on your sorry ass.

READ IT AND WEEP SUCKER! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected two Republican challenges to the state's new electoral maps, dealing a blow to GOP efforts to halt the new lines that could diminish their political clout.

The state's high court rejected two petitions from Republicans challenging the validity of the state Senate and congressional redistricting maps recently adopted by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The Supreme Court also rejected their requests for an emergency stay that would have halted use of the maps.

The court voted 7-0.


It doesn't matter. Gallegly is ready to take on Mr. Green Jeans regardless of the new district boundaries.

I can't wait to see old Stevie hang up his shoes! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you GOP for bankrolling re-districting and in doing so making sure Phony Tony and Elton will be out of work come November! Better luck next time punk! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!

Bennett better start prodding his union and enviro buddies to begin priming the pump. Elton will have well over $1 million on hand for his reelection. And you can take that to the bank, punk!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A new poll in VC shows that Elton will have his ass handed to him if he runs and he knows it and he knows he can never beat Buck. So thanks again to you and all the other GOP punks for having blown your money on re-districting, it will be great having that 2/3rds in Sacramento loser! Also main supporter and VCRCC puppet Totten was found guilty of retaliation yesterday by a jury and lost a 1.3 million dollar award that will be paid for by the taxpayers. Maybe Elton and Totten can play golf together when they both get kicked out of office! LMAO!

Yeah, I love how Steve Bennett shows his unrelenting allegiance to SEIU at every given opportunity. A few months ago Supervisor Foy presented a proposal to the Board of Supervisors to put a measure before the voters that would have been a first step towards reigning in out-of-control pension costs for County employees.

Bennett countered with an elaborate Power Point presentation (obviously prepared in advance by SEIU) that vehemently argued against putting this measure on the ballot because, essentially, it would create "morale problems" for County workers. One only has to look at Bennett's campaign financial reports (which are available on-line) to see how much money he gets from SEIU and other County labor organizations on a consistent basis.

I'm sure he will be tapping them for big contributions if he decides to run against Elton. He's sure going to need them.

Nothing can save Elton Gallegly. The Republican Congress has a 9% approval rating.

Elton Gallegly had almost three decades to achieve something. We can no longer continue to look like fools in the CA 24th Congressional District. The last thing Elton Gallegly was doing was planning a tax-paid birthday party for the guy who created Iran-Contra.. Hello. How warm of a welcome is Elton Gallegly going to get from his new district? Elton Gallegly is the postal child of what everybody hates.

Tony Strickland is a another life-long politician living like a king on our tax-dollars. I'm not sure they're enough door-hangers to save Tony Strickland either.

Please don't throw in the towel though. Just keep fighting this battle for as long as you can.


The Republican Congress has a 9% approval rating.

Steve Bennett is an intelligent common sense guy he can easily beat Elton.

Talk about career politicians. How long has Steve Bennett been on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and the Ventura City Council before that? People commonly refer to him as one of the most "professional" politicians in the County.

This is another way of saying that he is a master at satisfying the special interest groups he's allied with (in his case, the enviro-Nazis and the self-serving public employee unions) and, thereby, ensuring the continued flow of contributions from these groups into his reelection campaigns. It's a vicious cycle that never ends.

You're right when you say he is a common sense guy. He has remarkable sense when it comes to serving special interests. The problem is he has no interest whatsoever in serving the taxpayers.

Elton Gallegly has a long track record of looking out for the interests of the taxpayers and remaining vigilant on the issue of protecting our borders and addressing the ill effects of illegal immigration. I predict he will win again even with the changes in the district boundaries.

When Steve Bennett calls worthless coward college drop-out Elton Gallegly to debate what's Elton Gallegly going to do? Elton Gallegly doesn't even live in the CA 24th Congressional District.

"Easy Life Elton" needs to put a hold on his Congressional lifestyle and hold a town-hall meeting? How do these buck-toothed dollar menu eating lushes continue to support him.

Has anyone heard from Eric Ingemunson, Daniel Goldberg, or Mike Gibson lately? I could use a laugh.

redistribution is simply returning money to it’s rightful owner, ‘the gubment’ Liberals believe ALL money belongs to the government. Only liberals can fairly distribute money correctly. Conservatives CANNOT be trusted to distribute money, because they’ll give it to the “rich” EVERY time!!

But I have news for you liberals…you take away the incentive to be compensated for the sacrifices of the ‘evil rich’ and then everyone will sit on their rearends. Or just plain leave.

The problem with liberal ideas are the results. They fail everytime.

Elton will take on old Loony Steve anyplace and anytime. He will destroy him too because Loony Steve doesn't know how to appeal to a wider audience that this Congressional district entails. All he knows how to do is kowtow to the fruits and nuts up in Ojai and the self-serving SEIU gang in Ventura.

He's a one trick pony and he'll lose big time to Elton because Elton serves his constituents well and knows where they stand on issues of importance like illegal aliens, job creation, and government over-regulation.

Loony Steve will always cater to the union thugs because they own his sorry ass. He's been bought and paid for many times over by SEIU, the grocery worker crybabies, the Mexican mafia longshoremen down at the Port of Hueneme, and the Communist-infested CAUSE.

Obama wants to take money from those who worked hard to get it and give it to these Occupy Wall Street wankers. They're nothing but a bunch of crybaby malcontents who couldn't get a job if you delivered it to them on a silver platter. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Random anonymous Republicans,
Nobody LMAO harder after reading your lame comments than me. So you don't have to type LMAO. Some of my favorite GOP comedians are Daniel Goldberg and Eric Ingemunson. Dumb and dumber. They are Star comedians.

Elton Gallegly CA 24th Congressional District is a worthless college drop-out loser. For decades he has done nothing. He can't even keep a public library open in Simi Valley.

We will not allow the upper-class surrounding areas to turn into one big waste dump of ignorance like Simi Valley. Elton Gallegly of the 24th CA Congressional district is a lying lackey for the GOP. The GOP has a 8% approval rating. Do the math.

The Democrat Party approval rating is 5%! So, what's your point? Everyone is mad as hell at Congress and Obama right now. But that's a very generic statement.

When it comes to people supporting their own Congressional representative that approval rating means very little. They look at what their representative has done and how he or she has served their constituency. In Elton's case, his wide margins of victory in every election since 1986 demonstrates how well he has served.

We welcome old Loony Steve to throw his hat in the ring. People will be looking closely at his record while on the Board of Supervisors and will readily see that he is not in sync with the people of the new 24th District.

Looking forward to this campaign. Should be fun!

Ohio voters soundly overturned the tea party's anti-union law today.

Power to the people! The tea party is yesterdays news!

The OWS mob are the real yesterday's news. Not a patriot among them. Most of them are avowed Commies and union lackeys and malcontents. Goodbye OWS losers!!! Haul your asses off to jail!

Ventura County deserves a candidate with as much integrity and honesty as Steve Bennett. I really hope he runs. He takes his job seriously and gets things done for his constituents. The U.S. would be a far better place with more candidates like Steve. Run Steve Run! (if you can stomach it).

Not a patriot among them? A marine corp veteran was among them and was injured with a tear gas canister. Once again you have a leader of the tea party publicly stating they do not support veterans or the troops. Guess this goes with the funders of the tea party the Koch Brothers being in bed with Iranian terrorists, they hate America and worship money.

If he was a true Marine Corps veteran who lived by the principles of the Marines, he wouldn't have been fighting with the police. If you fight with the police, the chances are pretty good that (A) You're probably going to get tased or gassed; and (B) You're probably going to lose the fight. This guy lost (big time) and he has to take responsibility for his actions.

These OWS crybabies are losing any measure of credibility they might have had at one time due to their increasingly violent, out of control behavior at the protests. They're acting like a bunch of spoiled kids (which some of them actually are - like the students currently protesting at UC Berkeley). A bunch of rich, spoiled kids who have no clue what it means to lose a job, lose a home, lose their retirement money, pay enormous taxes and get poor services in return.

Haul them off to jail and let them see what a "real protester" has to go through.


If he was a true Marine Corps veteran who lived by the principles of the Marines, he wouldn't have been fighting with the police. If you fight with the police, the chances are pretty good that (A) You're probably going to get tased or gassed; and (B) You're probably going to lose the fight. This guy lost (big time) and he has to take responsibility for his actions.

These OWS crybabies are losing any measure of credibility they might have had at one time due to their increasingly violent, out of control behavior at the protests. They're acting like a bunch of spoiled kids (which some of them actually are - like the students currently protesting at UC Berkeley). A bunch of rich, spoiled kids who have no clue what it means to lose a job, lose a home, lose their retirement money, pay enormous taxes and get poor services in return.

Haul them off to jail and let them see what a "real protester" has to go through.


Let's see, the Redcoats also that our Founding Father Patriots should not fight against them for freedom, shows once again the tea party hates America and hates real patriots. Great performance by tea party favorite Rick Perry last night, "I would cut three agencies if elected, they are um, duh, duh, duh, geez, I too dumb to remember what they are. Duh, duh, duh." With this gang of losers Obama will win re-election by 20 points!

You're actually comparing the actions of the Founding Father patriots/colonists against the Redcoats back in the 1880's to the actions of the OWS mob? The patriots back then were fighting against the oppressive government of England and a fascist monarchy. That was called the American Revolution.

Here, the OWS gang doesn't even seem to know what they're fighting for. They sure know how to torch and graffiti buildings and break windows on businesses though. They seem to have that part down pretty well.

And the latest news is that one of these OWS thugs shot and killed an 18-year-old boy at their Oakland camp site. Beautiful! The thuggery continues...

To think how similar the Left & Right actually are a gang member gets shot outside the rally area and a congressperson gets shot outside a civic center. You're right...the thuggery continues.

I see where OWS thugs in Philadelphia raped a girl and OWS gangsters in Zuccotti Park in New York threatened to stab a member of a news crew.

Also, a standoff is currently underway between OWS mobsters and police in Portland who have been directed to clear the park these hoodlums are occupying due to unsanitary conditions (the stink is said to be unbearable). Click on my name to see these ne'er-do-wells in action in Portland.

Oakland police have been asked to clear the disgusting tent city there as well. I hope they crack a few heads while they're at it.

So by the idiotic logic of tea party tom, see post above, all tea partiers are racists because they called Rep Lewis the N word and spit on him and all tea partiers are Nazi's because they are often seen at tea party rallies, and if a few folks do something then you can appply it to every single person in that movement, the word is stereotype and is done by the feeble minded and weak. Once again tea party tom has dropped his pants and shown everyone what a nut job he truly is. Get a life buddy, you need one!

Time for these losers to pack up and go home! Residents and businesses around Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland (where these thugs are camping out) have had their lives disrupted in a big way since these idiots decided to occupy this public space.

The police should don their riot gear and move in on these scum bags and chase them out of there imnmediately. Besides the murders, assaults and batteries on police officers, vandalism, and creation of unsanitary conditions these gangsters have engaged in, they are also wreaking havoc on the local merchants in the area by scaring away customers. Just what these businesses need in a time of economic recession.

Hopefully, the police will move in and take the Plaza back from these hoods in the next few days. Enough is enough!!!

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