Buchanan Joins Democratic Fray in Expected California Special Election

Posted April 23, 2009 at 3:40pm
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Joan Buchanan

California Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan has announced she will join the crowded Democratic field forming in California’s 10th District to succeed Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher .

“There are times in our lives when an opportunity knocks quite unexpectedly,” Buchanan stated in an open letter to supporters Wednesday.  

“After consulting with hundreds of community leaders, voters, elected colleagues and activists across our region; after considering the extraordinary financial challenges facing the country; and after carefully evaluating where I can make the most significant contribution, I have decided that I will be a candidate for Congress in our district,” Buchanan wrote..