California Democrat Prepares Challenge to Lungren

Posted June 11, 2009 at 5:28pm
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Bill Slaton

Bill Slaton , a Sacramento Munipical Utility District (SMUD) director, is the latest Democrat to mount a 2010 challenge against Republican Rep. Dan Lungren of California’s 3rd District.

Slaton (pronounced SLAY-ton) filed paperwork this week to run against Lungren, whose district is one of eight House seats in California being targeted by the Democrats’ House campaign arm. The targets are Republican House members in districts carried by Barack Obama.  

“I have no illusions that this will be easy, but at the end of the day, I think the voters in the 3rd Congressional District are going to see something in me that they recognize and that they see in themselves – that I care – and I think that’s going to make it a lot easier,” Slaton said Thursday.