Campaign 2010

Oct 24, 2012

A Bad Week So Far For Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

It’s only Wednesday, and this week is already a rough one for Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, who is in a desperate fight for her political life. As former President Bill Clinton was endorsing her opponent Raul Ruiz in front of thousands, veterans were outside Bono Mack’s office protesting her record of siding with special interests rather than our courageous veterans who fought for our country. At the same time, it came to light that Congresswoman Bono Mack said she wouldn’t be talking to Hispanics – which make up nearly 40% of the district – until after the election.
See for yourself…
Desert Sun: “Bono Mack: Latino voter outreach to come after election” [10/23/12]
“I pledge that after November, I will try my hardest to speak to Latino voters,” Bono Mack said. “This election, I’m a little bit hamstrung.”

KMIR: “Veterans Protest Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack” [10/23/12]
“She hasn’t done a darn thing for the veterans,” said Veteran Bob Assunto. “She says she is but she isn’t.”

“We need her to step up to the plate and vote better for veterans,” said Tom Swann President of Veterans for Peace.
“I’m terrified because Mary Bono Mack is voting for the Ryan Budget, which, whatever your politics, it will likely close down the Palm Desert Veterans Center,” said Veteran Activist Paula Caplan.

Desert Sun: “Bill Clinton endorses Raul Ruiz in House race; Move a sign Dems see district as winnable” [10/24/12]
“You need to send this man to Congress,” Clinton said of Ruiz, an Eisenhower Medical Center emergency room physician from Palm Desert who is challenging incumbent Palm Springs Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack.
“Like me he went to Haiti to work. Unlike me he actually had usable skills that helped save people’s lives,” said Clinton. He also said that Ruiz, as a physician, knows the importance of health insurance, and criticized Bono Mack’s stance on Medicare.

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