This could actually happen if 1st District Congressman Mike Thompson is redistricted to the valley. Talks have been ongoing and don't be shocked if it comes true. I would think with Bonnie's ties all over the coastal counties would make her a very viable candidate. In the past she ran for the 1st District Assembly Seat as a Republican in the primaries in the 90's. Both Virginia and Bonnie have proven they can raise tons of money, and that is what this race will take.
Already officially announcing an exploratory committee is 6th District Assemblyman Jared Huffman who will be termed out in 2012 and needs a job. He is set to raise $500,000 for this race and is the early front runner. Although I bet less than 5% in Del Norte and Humboldt County knows who he is. 2nd District State Senator Noreen Evans is also rumored to be in the mix but says it is way to early to speculate. Radical author and true Democratic "progressive" Norman Solomon is also planning to run. This race could be crazy good!
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