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  Poll Results: Lungren leads race for GOP
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News DateTuesday, January 20, 2004 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer California Attorney General Dan Lungren is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in Californiaís 3rd Congressional District according to a newly released survey conducted by veteran GOP pollster Bob Moore.

The results reveal that in this four-way primary, Lungren leads with 33% of the vote, followed by Rico Oller with 26% and Mary Ose with 9%. Just 2% are supporting Richard Frankhuizen with 31% undecided.

Adding significance to Lungrenís lead is the fact that he just entered the race on October 28th, and his campaign has not spent any money contacting voters. In contrast, Lungrenís opponent has been actively campaigning since summer 2003 and has already sent several mail pieces.
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R:837RD_outback2 ( 0.0000 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 01:27:09 AM UTC0:00
Dan Lungren will win this race because he is the best man for the job. He has all the connections & is set to take off running once elected. Where as, Oller would have to "make friends" which I hear he isn't good at. In fact, I've heard that around Sacramento, Oller is considered a bully--and not only that, his lack of actual "work" as an Assemblyman & his "tagging" onto the back of bills that will obviously get passed just shows his manipulation of the system. In fact, I am personally worried that Oller's attitude will develop like Howard Dean's, since we already know that Rico Oller has beaten his wife up a couple times, who knows who will be next! That's not the kind of man I would want to represent me in my Nation's Capitol!

 
R:837RD_outback2 ( 0.0000 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 02:09:00 AM UTC0:00
My sister would like to say that she loves what Mary Ose has done for the Sacramento community. And plans to model her life after the successful businesswoman that Mary Ose has become and will probably vote for her. Mary is a moderate, and one must wonder is she really a Republican? Her liberal views do put her party loyalty into question.

 
I:490User 490 ( 1224.6385 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 04:26:02 AM UTC0:00
"Her liberal views do put her party loyalty into question. " RD

Because people who hold one or more liberal views cannot be loyal Republicans!

 
PRB:238Mr. Techno ( -125.1277 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 05:16:59 AM UTC0:00
Exactly the problem I have with her, I'd rather a all-around conservative like Rico Oller.

 
R:267Thibo ( 186.6586 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 05:26:32 AM UTC0:00
If I lived up there I'd probably vote for Oller too.

 
D:64James in Sacramento ( 633.9631 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 06:28:14 AM UTC0:00
I just saw the first commercial in the race, it was Mary Ose. She signs a pledge to never increase taxes and support continuation of the Bush tax cuts.

 
I:240Wishful Thinking ( 359.3375 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 07:16:51 AM UTC0:00
But who cares about tax cuts when somewhere out there boys are kissing boys and girls aren't having babies!

 
CON:762Summer Intern ( 386.2354 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 09:40:16 AM UTC0:00
What does your statement have to do with this race JoeAgain?

 
FVP:65Vlajos ( 267.9902 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 07:38:17 PM UTC0:00
She has some liberal views which makes her bad to conservatives.

 
I:240Wishful Thinking ( 359.3375 points)
Thu, January 22, 2004 09:41:41 PM UTC0:00
"What does your statement have to do with this race JoeAgain?"

I was remarking on the insistance of some to tag people as conservative/moderate/liberal based primarily on social views. In other words, Ose could vow to eliminate taxes right down to scratching the word out of the Oxford English Dictionary, and some of those earlier in this thread would still be calling her a liberal and questioning her party loyalty, yet many of the "staunch conservatives" we've got down here in good ol' Dixieland frequently slack off on fiscal and economic conservatism, but get a free pass for their haranguing about abortion and the "homosexual agenda."

 
CP-L:849gopsuperstar ( 0.0000 points)
Fri, January 23, 2004 02:10:11 AM UTC0:00
I have to agree with the assesment of Mary Ose. She was a registered democrat until her brother was elected to congress, and didnt even vote in 4 of the last 7 elections. She is more then a moderate, she is like Wesley Clark. Pure opportunist. She is a liberal.

Rico Oller im afraid has health issues and a temper that makes him the Howard Dean of Sacramento. He had heart surgery when he was in his 30's, and i also have heard that he was arrested or had a restraining order put on him for domestic abuse of his wife. Hardly the type of guy who fits the role of a traditional conservative with family values. Also, he has done very little as an assemblyman or state senator, constantly whining about being in the minority and so he cant get anything done. Also, he has a history of running ruthless dirty campaigns that simply isnt floating very well in sacramento these days.

Dan Lungren has his warts, but it is hard to find things to pick at on Dan. He had a great 10 years in congress, was a Reagan favorite and helped Newt Gingrich build the conservative party in congress during the 80's. He was AG for 8 years and then got smashed in the Gov race, at a time when no GOP-er was going to win in California.

This race is between Rico and Dan, and im leaning towards Dan because his seniority enables him to hit the ground running. Rico and his temper and past problems aside, would be a rookie in D.C with no connections and no power base to draw from. Wasted seat to me.

Should be a fun race

 
I:13User 13 ( 1518.3322 points)
Fri, January 23, 2004 03:15:19 AM UTC0:00
33% is a very poor showing for a poll done by Lungren's campaign where 91% of the respondents recognized him. Since it's a poll paid for by his campaign, he's probably even with Oller at best and trails him at worst.

 
CP-L:849gopsuperstar ( 0.0000 points)
Fri, January 23, 2004 06:27:12 AM UTC0:00
Ben,

I agree. This is probably a dead heat at this point, but with ose dumping money on tv already, its easy to see how quickly the frontrunners could slip. Ose is going for the "Arnold vote" and will go after Oller and Lungren.

Ose should get out and stop wasting her money and everybodies time, and let Rico and Dan duke it out.

 
R:858FixIt ( 0.0000 points)
Sun, January 25, 2004 12:34:53 AM UTC0:00
gopsuperstar-

I urge you to stop spreading lies as though they were truths and to do your due diligence before opening your mouth! Ose was a registered Democrat over 10 years ago- her brother was elected to the House 5 yrs ago! Regardless, were you born knowing exactly how you feel on every issue? I'm so fed up with this attitude that our politicians are supposed to have had the same viewpoints today that they have had their entire lives. Someone who is such can only be characterized as ignorant- they must have been raised in a sheltered society. The intelligent portion of the population hears all the facts, enters into numerous debates and THEN forms their views. Naturally, as you learn more with age your views change!!!