NOW and L.A. Mayor to Back Ruiz

Democratic candidate for Congress gets top level endorsements

Heading into the final seven days before the 2012 elections, some political heavyweights are trying to sway voters with endorsements.  36th Congressional District candidate Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Coachella) received two key ones today.

As reported yesterday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has thrown his support behind Ruiz, and another Riverside County Democrat, Mark Takano (D- Moreno Valley).

"This is a man who understands giving back," the mayor said via a media conference call Tuesday afternoon. "We know he will work hard in doing the right thing for our seniors, our veterans, and all of us."

Mayor Villaraigosa pushed the fact the the Democrats need every seat in the House they can get to avoid gridlock, saying, "The President is going to need these two in Washington, and we're going to get them there."

Ruiz say he was honored by the endorsement of one of the Democratic party's heavy hitters, adding "This election is about reviving 'The American Dream'. This is about being at a crossroads in America, and we have to keep the dream alive."

Ruiz also received an endorsement this morning from the National Organization of Women.  

California NOW President Patty Bellasalma noted the endorsement via email, commenting:

"For women in particular, the stakes could not be higher this year. Not only are Republican House and Senate members making outrageous statements about rape, but they continue to introduce bills restricting women’s reproductive health care choices as well as attacking pay equity, safety net programs, Social Security, Medicare and education. We need leaders like Dr. Ruiz who understand the real consequences of those bills and will stand up and speak out as an advocate for women, children and working families."





Lifer in Bmt. November 05, 2012 at 11:43 PM
and he's a socialist commie too
Betty McMillion November 06, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Actually Dr. Ruiz is a registered Democrat with an amazing background. What is it with people who describe anyone who does not agree with them 100% a commie or a socialist. It is just ridiculous. If you don't have something intelligent to say, please say nothing. I am proud to have supported him and voted for him. Mary Bono Mack needs to stay in Florida where she lives most of the time anyway. She has done NOTHING for this District.
Pinkmondy November 06, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Dr. Ruiz is an amazing candidate and will do a superb job in Washington. Dr. Raul Ruiz is an accomplished man with many talents. He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA and he was the first Latino to receive three graduate degrees from Harvard University. He received The Person of the Year Award form the Desert Sun Newspaper's Desert Magazine. He's been endorsed be former President Clinton, The Desert Sun Newspaper, and The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians who recently changed from Mack to Dr.Raul Ruiz. Those ridiculous ads Mary Bono Mack has been running are laughable! Dr. Raul Ruiz is the man for the job and has my vote!
linda hanna November 06, 2012 at 02:51 AM
His political background is strictly as a radical activist. It's not a question of disagreeing as it is of HOW people disagree, WHAT they disagree about. He is absolutely socialist in his social AND fiscal policies. It cannot be denied. It's unfortunate that so many people are swayed by .....by what exactly?? There is nothing there but a medical practice and a history of ranting and raving.
Pinkmondy November 06, 2012 at 03:50 PM
You know what Linda Hanna you are worked up about something that is nothing for Dr. Ruiz to be ashamed of. Many of us in our youth stand up for issues and make our opinions known. Now, if you've been listening to those hysterical ads Mary Bono Mack has put out against him you might think he's some radical with kookie ideas and looks shady. He is neither. Have you met and conversed with him? I have and I know of many others who have also. Think about it. You can't get this far with as many accolades, endorsements & accomplishments if you're some loser piece of work looking to ruin America. His life has been dedicated to saving lives, giving comfort, time and encouragement to those suffering. There's a real Socialist in Congress and he is Senator Bernie Sanders one of America's most beloved Senators. This is the man who stood for 8 1/2 hours 2 yrs ago on the floor of the Senate. It was a historic filibuster on corporate greed and the decline of our middle class. Millions followed until the traffic crashed the Senate server. You see they aren't the ghouls the right-wing noise machine has made them out to be! They are some of the most endearing human beings I've had the pleasure to know!


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