HAHN ENDORSED BY ‘RANDOM LENGTHS,’ ICONIC LOCAL SAN PEDRO NEWSPAPER
Continues to Field Unanimous Support Among Local Press Outlets
SAN PEDRO, CA— Congresswoman Janice Hahn was endorsed today by the harbor area’s oldest independent newspaper, Random Lengths, adding to her perfect record in newspaper endorsements thus far in the campaign. This endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements last week from the Los Angeles Times, Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press-Telegram, and the LA Daily News.
James Allen, publisher of the Random Lengths, wrote the following in announcing the papers endorsement:
“I am with this editorial fully and unequivocally endorsing Janice Hahn returning her to Congress to represent the new 44th Congressional district. I have chosen to do this not for the many reasons that others have previously voiced–her support for union workers, or her stance on women’s rights, gay rights and equity under our laws for all–but for something quite unique to this newspaper. Hahn is the only person besides myself who seems to garner the ire of certain right-wing letter writing critics to this publication, which in my mind means that over and above everything I agree with her on politically, she must be doing something else right! …….
So yes I endorse Janice Hahn for congress, precisely because she has been criticized by certain right-wing letter-writing tea-bag sympathizers, because she has stood her ground where it really mattered and because she unequivocally understands which side of the class divide she represents, and she occasionally will respond to some critics. I have urged her to do it more often, you should too. So for all of those who mutter some sotto voce uncertainties about “Janice not being perfect” I’d like to suggest that this is why she accurately represents this district which for all of its assets is so much less than perfect. It’s one of those things in life that makes you work harder, an example we all might like to emulate.”
The paper has a circulation of over 60,000, and has been publishing for over three decades. To view the article, visit: http://www.randomlengthsnews.com/
“Random Lengths is an important source of news for many residents of the Pedro, Wilmington, and harbor community. With this endorsement, Random Lengths is vocalizing what voters I’ve talked to all across this district think: our Ports hold a key to prosperity, to job creation, and to innovation.” said Congresswoman Hahn, “I’m glad to have support from such a broad range of newspapers, community leaders, and organizations as I attempt to get this message out throughout the district.”
Congresswoman Hahn has racked up an impressive list of endorsements including Compton-based California State Assemblyman Isadore Hall, the LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, former Congresswoman Diane Watson, the California Democratic Party, and California State Assemblyman and California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Ricardo Lara, as well as California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez.
To view Congresswoman Hahn’s full list of endorsements, click here: http://janicehahn.com/about/endorsements-2/
Congresswoman Hahn is the incumbent member of Congress in the new 44th Congressional District. She has been a resident of San Pedro for two decades, and raised her three children in the community. The Congresswoman has represented the Harbor-Area and Watts communities for more than a dozen years, as a member of the Los Angeles City Council and an elected member of the Los Angeles Charter Commission. *
California’s new 44th Congressional District includes the communities of Watts, San Pedro, Wilmington, Carson, South Gate, Compton, Lynwood, parts of Long Beach, and Walnut Park. *