Supervisor Steve Bennett, who has been the subject of speculation about his potentially reassessing his decision to run for Congress, sent out an email fundraising blast to supporters today -- and the wording of it certainly sounds like someone who's serious.
"As your next Congressman, I'll keep fighting the same way I've fought for you on the Board of Supervisors," the letter says. "I am deeply grateful for the support you have given me as Ventura County Supervisor, and I promise to fight just as hard as your next representative in Congress."
He signs the letter, "Steve Bennett, Ventura County supervisor, Candidate for the U.S.House of Representatives."
Don't know whether this will put an end to the speculation, but it's clear that as the Dec. 31 reporting deadline for fourth-quarter fundraising for federal candidates approaches, Bennett intends to finish strong in that department.