Marin County, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Congressman and former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich visited California today to praise and raise funds for Norman Solomon, Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s District 2 in Tuesday’s primary election. Many of the voters present also chose US Senate candidate David Levitt, the progressive Democratic alternative to incumbent Senator Feinstein.
Solomon, an activist and writer, speaks out for Main Street over Wall Street, ‘green’ jobs, and whistleblowers like Daniel Ellsberg, while forbidding corporate funding for his campaign.
“This is the most important Congressional race in the country,” said Kucinich. “That’s why I’m here. The government that our founders envisioned is not the government we have right now. A government that was by and for the People is now by and for corporations. A government that was Constitutionally based that is now extra- and un-Constitutional. Our government has assumed the power to be able to wage war endlessly; create circumstances where people are deprived of their Constitutional rights; spy on people. The whole system right now is teetering. This is a moment that calls for a transformational candidate. Not business as usual. Not somebody that’s going to walk or toe the party line.
“Norman Solomon transcends that. He brings intelligence and heart, compassion and courage to an otherwise dark political environment.”
US Senate candidate for California David Levitt has supported Solomon throughout the campaign and at several fundraisers. Many progressive attendees today are voting for both Solomon for Congress and Levitt for Senate in Tuesday’s primary, where Levitt offers a progressive alternative to incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Media critic Jeff Cohen attended the event, explaining, "They aim to replace business-as-usual Democrats with real progressives."
“Dennis Kucinich, Norman Solomon and I share the same values,” says Levitt. “Polls show they’re the values of most Americans, but you wouldn’t know it from our corporate run government. That’s why these races are so important.”