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California: Clark: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Looks like 4th district Democratic nominee Charlie Brown will be spending some extra time this summer with retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark, who ran for president in 2004.

Brown, a former police administrator and retired Air Force officer who ran for the 4th district seat in 2006, won an online contest called “Serve With the General,” which is being sponsored by WesPAC, Clark’s political action committee, and the Democratic advocacy group Democrats Work.

Consequently, Clark will be spending time in the solidly GOP district over the summer to participate in a community service project organized by Democrats Work. The project Clark will be working on has yet to be determined.

“This contest showed that there is a real hunger for grass-roots Democrats to put their values into action through service and to serve with General Clark,” Democrats Work Executive Director Thomas Bates said in a statement. “We look forward to coming to the Fourth District to work with residents to show the community how Democrats get things done.”

In winning the contest — in which 20,000 votes were cast — Brown beat out four other Democratic House candidates.

Brown faces state Sen. Tom McClintock (R) in November in the race to replace retiring Rep. John Doolittle (R).

— David M. Drucker

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