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Congressional Candidates to Square Off at CSULB

Another public forum in October provides a chance to hear what State Senator Alan Lowenthal and Long Beach Councilman Gary DeLong say they'll do if you elect them.

In anticipation of the upcoming November elections, the California State University, Long Beach will host a community forum featuring two rivals running for the new U.S. 47th Congressional seat October 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Pointe at the Pyramid.

Vying for the 47th District of the U.S. House of Representatives--an area consisting of part of west Orange County in addition to most of Long Beach--are State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"long-beach-state-senator-alan-lowenthal-democratic-candidate-for-u-s-congressional-district-47"} --> and

Panglonymous September 18, 2012 at 06:28 PM
"Gary DeLong is a third generation Southern California native who has lived in the Long Beach area for over 25 years." If one can extend personal nativeness into the past, another can ask for clarification: - Your father, mother, grandfather and grandmother were all born in Southern California?
Mike Ruehle September 19, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Why do you claim DeLong is a "longtime community member" and "has lived in the Long Beach area for more than 25 years?" DeLong is from Palos Verdes and has only lived in Long Beach 8-years. DeLong only moved to Long Beach to be near his children after divorcing from his first wife. Now those children have gone off to college so DeLong wants to get the heck out of Long Beach. Do you make it a habit of publishing candidate propaganda without vetting it first?
John B. Greet September 19, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Palos Verdes isn't in the Long Beach area? Do you make a habit of berating authors who may simply have a different understanding of the phrase "Long Beach area" than you?
Mike Ruehle September 19, 2012 at 05:12 AM
DeLong's list of qualification include Chairman of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) for the past 3-years. His Congressional platform is improving the national economy. A question to ask DeLong: Two weeks ago, ACTA was unable to repay $6.0 million on a loan due Oct. 1 and demanded a $3.0 million cash advance from both the Port of Long Bach and the Port of LA. If DeLong can’t lead ACTA without a budget shortfall, how can he expect to lead the nation to economic recovery? http://greaterlongbeach.com/10/09/2012/lb-harbor-commission-approves-3m-advance-to-cover-alameda-corridor-shortfall
John B. Greet September 19, 2012 at 03:18 PM
As I understand the ACTA's activities and mission, its (non-borrowed) income is entirely dependent upon cargo going to and coming from the combined ports of LB and LA. Can you explain precisely how you feel Mr. DeLong (as but one Board member of seven) can have any individual and personal control over these cargo volumes? Like all agencies and organizations that are directly tied to our national economy, ACTA is struggling. They, like our State and local economies are struggling because our national economy is floundering. Our national economy is floundering because current economic policies from the current administraion are wholly inappropriate for the current conditions and because the current chief executive seems to have an agenda that differs from that of some of his predecessors who truly wanted to see our nation thrive. If you really must try to lay the blame for our region's current economic challenges on any one person, Ruehle, look to the Oval Office, not ACTA's Board Room or any single seat therein.

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