Choosing one from so many Democratic candidates to defeat Jeff Denham!
First, comes narrowing the field. Having attended the CSU student forum, all of the Dem debates and having had personal meetings with several candidates it came to three.
It was surprising that most people mentioned the same three names – Virginia Madueno, Josh Harder and TJ Cox. It is not only their self confidence and knowledge of issues. We need strong organizational skills, passion, fund-raising ability and diligence. Each of the three has their strengths. Virginia has abundant passion – just listen to her speak, she’s excellent and she has fund-raising skills that should not be underestimated. TJ is a nice guy who has done good works and has experience running for Congress in 2006. Josh is amazing with fund-raising and has an office, staff and volunteers already up and running.
If any of these three were to get the nomination, it would be a pleasure to work with them as our candidate. And yet it can’t be three. We must solidify behind one candidate to get past the primary. My endorsement is for the standout person who is already demonstrably our strongest Democratic candidate – Josh Harder.
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Dale Parkinson, Turlock