Sunday, October 19, 2014

Black Republican on a quest to topple Rep. Maxine Waters in 43rd CD

The Daily Breeze on John Wood's campaign against Maxine Waters:

  1. Maxine Waters is the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Wikipedia
In a political era characterized by partisanship and polarization, John Wood Jr. is hoping to revive some once-respected values: reconciliation, consensus and humility.

“Everyone’s going to have different perspectives and it’s OK to have different opinions,” the 27-year-old writer, jazz musician and digital marketing sales representative said. “We need to be open to other ideas.”

But with little money or name recognition — not to mention his Republican Party label in an overwhelmingly Democratic district — Wood’s quixotic challenge to unseat entrenched incumbent Rep. Maxine Waters in the 43rd Congressional District is a long shot, to say the least.

The two will go head to head on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Read complete article here

Poverty in the 43rd CD: