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Mary Bono Mack Concedes House Race To Raul Ruiz [Ruiz Part of Native Am. Protest of Thanksgiving?]
LA Times ^ | November 09, 2012 | Phil Willon

Posted on 11/09/2012 10:05:05 PM PST by Steelfish

Mary Bono Mack Concedes House Race To Raul Ruiz

By Phil Willon

November 9, 2012, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) on Friday conceded defeat in her Coachella Valley congressional race against Democratic emergency room doctor Raul Ruiz.

"Today, I called Dr. Ruiz and congratulated him on his impressive victory. Dr. Ruiz will do a fine job if he is guided as well by the people of the congressional district as I was. Please give him the opportunity to succeed," Bono Mack said in a statement.

Ruiz said he thanked Bono Mack for her dedicated public service when the two spoke Friday, and he assured voters that he would strive to represent everyone in the district, no matter their party affiliation.

"I believe that this election sends a message that it's time to put an end to partisan gridlock," Ruiz said. "I'm excited to go to Washington and represent the entire district — including supporters of Congresswoman Bono Mack. The issues that we have to work on are clear: the high cost of healthcare, bringing jobs to the Coachella Valley, and investing in education and renewable energy."

Bono Mack fought the toughest battle of her 14-year political career, which began when she was elected to replace her husband, singer Sonny Bono, after his death in a skiing accident.

California's revised political districts, combined with a decline in GOP voter registration, turned the contest into a high-stakes tossup. The split between Republicans and Democrats in the district — which includes Palm Springs, Indio and Blythe — is less than 1 percentage point.

During the campaign, Bono Mack accused Ruiz of being a "radical" for taking part in a Native American protest of Thanksgiving when he was a Harvard medical student in the late 1990s.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bonomack

1 posted on 11/09/2012 10:05:20 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Good Luck CA... why don’t you give Greece a call.? For some advice.... Thank you for forcing us to leave.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 10:18:55 PM PST by acapesket
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To: acapesket
Good Luck CA... why don’t you give Greece a call.?

Argentina may be more appropriate.

3 posted on 11/09/2012 10:22:00 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Steelfish

That has been a safe Republican seat for years, Open borders eventually has a cost.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 10:48:24 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: itsahoot

This is the first election after the last redistricting, and the democrats effectively killed the already dying GOP in CA.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 10:59:11 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: Steelfish

Not much difference in my very humble opinion. Let the progs in Palm Desert reap the rewards from a full on assault on their bank accounts.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 11:15:41 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: MrShoop

She is married to Connie Mack, who also lost his bid for the Senate in Florida. Wonder what the two of them will do now? She lives in CA, he lives in FL, and they met and married in NC. Weird -huh?


7 posted on 11/09/2012 11:18:31 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Steelfish

I really miss Sonny Bono, very few here will recognize what i mean, but his death was a huge loss to the republican party.

Sonny was was bringing some kind of quiet, loose, light-hearted appearing, strong muscle and back bone to the Gop during his short time in congress.

Sonny Bono was doing for the GOP what he had done for Cher, modestly, laughingly, building them into a better, more confident machine, with a more appealing face to the public.

Sonny knew how to be flexible and focused on the target while laughing off setbacks and being unflappable while being pleasant, Sonny’s ability to change things, and to deal with adversity, and persevere, was something that he shares with Reagan and Palin.

I bet people don’t know his patriotic song from the 1960s.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 11:25:22 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12
I really miss Sonny Bono, very few here will recognize what i mean, but his death was a huge loss to the republican party.

Why couldn't it have been Cher that ran into that tree?

9 posted on 11/09/2012 11:26:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

Well just damn. This area was always very conservative over the years. Well I guess that’s over. Open borders has its consequences too. I have noticed the change in demographics over the 30+ years I have lived in a part of Mack’s district. Not necessarily for the better.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 11:35:21 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Steelfish

rino. no loss for conservatives.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 11:35:48 PM PST by dadfly
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To: ansel12
I bet people don’t know his patriotic song from the 1960s.

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I love the music of that era, but don't know the song. What's it called?

12 posted on 11/09/2012 11:36:00 PM PST by stillonaroll
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To: Steelfish

FWIW, IMHO, the local Republican Party representation was very poorly managed.

Their offices were never open. Their website wouldn’t allow the visitor to view the Republican ballot guide.

1st one would have to enter all their registration info, and even when so entered directly from a mail-in ballot registration, the website wouldn’t acknowledge the registration, nor allow access to the voter guide.

I ended up downloading a Demo voting guide, read their arguments and generally voted oppositely from the Demo Voter’s Guide.

Makes me wonder if the entire election wasn’t manipulated.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 11:41:35 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: dfwgator

Sonny did something but I don’t remember the details, the republicans had suffered a huge defeat of some sort, we were all looking down beaten, and scuffing our shoes and saying woe is me, when Sonny took the reins and did some uplifting joking and banter and then some serious politics, and got everyone back into the fight.

It was like Palin in December of 2008, he was turning us from broken losers, back into confident winners and making us feel like we had the juice, the cause, the message.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 11:42:40 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Conservative4Ever

It’s not just the growth in the Hispanic population. Palm Springs has also become a big gay mecca. Accordingly, Mary Bono Mack voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment twice and was only one of 15 House Republicans to support the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 11:46:30 PM PST by hout8475
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To: hout8475

Voting for the homo agenda did her no good whatsoever. Another example of why the GOP should not give in to the degenerates.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 11:54:12 PM PST by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

So many people don’t remember the 1960s well, much (lots) of the 1960s/hippie music was upbeat and positive, in this case, I see this song as patriotic.
This is typical Sonny being hip, topical, sincere, hippieish, yet with a positive, truthful American sentiment, especially for those passionate times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxm-2Uhjq18

(1965) The Revolution Kind Lyrics
I’m glad I’m here just like you
& if I say a thing or 2
That doesn’t mean I’m all that mad
Or that I think this place is bad
We got a land, that land is free
& no one loves it more than me
But a man’s got a right to talk about what’s on his mind
That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the revolution kind

Destruction’s near, we heard him moan
But I got conclusions of my own
& I got some kids I have to teach
That if somebody makes a speech
& with what he says, you don’t agree
Just let him scream “The land is free!”
‘Cause a man’s got a right to talk about what’s on his mind
That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the revolution kind

These words have all been said before
By men who had to go to war
By men who cried & kissed their wives
By men who had to give their life
By better men, my friend, than me
That’s why this land we have is free
‘Cause a man’s got a right to talk about what’s on his mind
That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the revolution kind
(repeat & fade):
Oh no


17 posted on 11/10/2012 12:16:54 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Steelfish

The issues that we have to work on are clear: the high cost of healthcare, bringing jobs to the Coachella Valley, and investing in education and renewable energy.”

Being broke doesn’t seem to enter the equation.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 12:36:16 AM PST by wita
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To: Catsrus
Oh for god's sake he is married to Connie Mack? I had no idea. I'm sure they will live a nice rich live no problems. Too bad about her district what a nightmare.
19 posted on 11/10/2012 2:42:48 AM PST by angcat
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To: dfwgator

AMEN!


20 posted on 11/10/2012 2:43:22 AM PST by angcat
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To: Steelfish

Her loss was inevitable she’s like Lugar part time in CA part time FL. After marrying Mack she should have surremdered her seat


21 posted on 11/10/2012 3:15:31 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("Vengence is mine".....Thus sayeth the Lord.)
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To: angcat

Yep, she is married to Connie Mack IV. This isn’t his real name either. Its Cornelius McGillicuddy. No wonder he goes by Connie Mack. His last name is hilarious because I think of Lucille Ball’s maiden name in “I Love Lucy.” It was ..........McGillicuddy.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 3:48:51 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Steelfish
Dr. Ruiz will do a fine job if he is guided as well by the people of the congressional district as I was.

Yeah, how is that working out for you, Mary?

23 posted on 11/10/2012 4:20:06 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ansel12

Agree. I will never forget the video of the Waco hearings and Sonny with tears running down his cheeks as the witnesses told of the kids burning up.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 4:29:27 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Catsrus
LOL that is first thing I though of was Lucy. Isn't Mack related to the baseball player?????
25 posted on 11/10/2012 5:44:42 AM PST by angcat
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To: Steelfish

It’s just the land of stupid out there. They voted in a super majority of Democrats to the state legislature and they also voted for Prop 30, the massive tax plan supported by Governor Moonbeam. They’re going to get what they deserve. Hard to feel sorry for them.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 6:18:33 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Steelfish

It’s just the land of stupid out there. They voted in a super majority of Democrats to the state legislature and they also voted for Prop 30, the massive tax plan supported by Governor Moonbeam. They’re going to get what they deserve. Hard to feel sorry for them.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 6:18:48 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: angcat

Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV is the great grandson of Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy Sr.who managed the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 6:23:52 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter")
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To: ansel12
"...very few here will recognize what i mean..."

I know exactly what you mean. I miss the guy, too. I remember when a reporter asked him about his thoughts on illegal immigration, and Sonny just quipped, "It's illegal!"

29 posted on 11/10/2012 6:25:17 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hout8475

The gay element in PS I am sure was a major factor.


30 posted on 11/10/2012 11:44:09 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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