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Congressional Opponents Decide To Save Money By Sharing A Sign

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on May 9, 2012

This election has been bizarre. Over the past few weeks we have written posts about some of the wildest things that we have witnessed, including:

Central Committee Candidate Signs

Central Committee Candidate Hit Piece

Central Committee Candidate Fundraiser

We now have a story that tops all of these in the world of the bizarre. 2 candidates for Congress in the 47th Congressional district live in the same house and neither of them is carpetbagging.

Dr. Jay Shah and his wife Usha Shah are both running for the same Congressional district. We here at OC Political found that a bit odd due to the fact that this decreases what were already slim odds on advancing to the November election. Perhaps they thought that Proposition 14 would allow voters to vote for 2 candidates to advance to the November election.

Whatever the reason they apparently also decided to split costs on signs by having a joint sign for both candidates that have started going up around Garden Grove and other parts of the district.

I think most readers would agree that the lone Democrat to advance to November will likely be Alan Lowenthal. It will be interesting to see which Shah finishes ahead of the other.

One Response to “Congressional Opponents Decide To Save Money By Sharing A Sign”

  1. Greg Diamond said

    “Perhaps they thought that Proposition 14 would allow voters to vote for 2 candidates to advance to the November election.”

    That is literally the first sensible explanation I’ve heard for what prompted the joint run. Has anyone asked them?

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