We reported on the FBI raid on the home of California Congressman John Doolittle last Friday and now, according to the AP, he has now decided to give up his seat on the House Appropriations Committee. Will he go the way of Bob Ney? Let's hope so. For more on Doolittle's follies, check out Nate's latest post.I have a more important question: Is anyone lining up credible candidates to run in case of an early election date in California?
The Hill may have provided the answer in a story on March 7:
House Democrats, now on the defensive after having picked up 30 seats in November, have only a pair of high-profile candidates — both 2006 repeats — in top Republican-held districts: Charlie Brown has officially filed to run against Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.) and Larry Kissell has said he will challenge Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.).Though, if they want to remain in reality, The Hill may just want to change their thinking about whom is on the defensive... "Good grief!"