LA TIMES PICKS JANICE HAHN FOR CA-44
Janice Hahn Wins ‘Grand Slam’ Endorsement with Announcement that Los Angeles’ Largest Newspaper is Backing her Campaign
SAN PEDRO, CA— Coming on the heels of her endorsements from the Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press-Telegram, and the LA Daily News newspapers, as well as California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, today the Los Angeles Times threw their full support behind her re-election campaign.
“…The Times endorses Hahn,” said the Los Angeles Times. “Hahn arrived in Washington less than a year ago after winning a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Jane Harman‘s retirement in the 36th District. Though a freshman, she is no political novice. Not only is she the daughter of a former Los Angeles County supervisor and the sister of a former L.A. mayor, but she served three terms on the Los Angeles City Council and proved herself a capable advocate for voters. She is a committed environmentalist and a strong advocate for the poor. Though she has sometimes marched in lock-step with labor on proposals that this page has opposed — such as the portion of the Clean Truck Program that would have made it difficult for independent truckers to operate at the Port of L.A. — she has devoted herself to the communities she represents and is skillful at working across the aisle to get things done… Residents of the 44th District deserve a representative whose attention and energies will be spent fighting for them, not fending off inquiries and allegations.”
To view the full Los Angeles Times Editorial, click here: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/endorsements/la-ed-congress44-20120509,0,4925626.story
“The Los Angeles Times’ endorsement is a major win for my campaign,” said Congresswoman Hahn. “I am honored to have their support and will proudly carry their banner with me throughout my campaign and all the way back to Washington.”
Today’s endorsement adds to Congresswoman Hahn’s 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.
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. *