Harman Retirement Opens Winograd’s Door
Will the lefty activist run for Congress (yet again)?
Marcy Winograd is the California peace activist who has expressed support for a one-state solution (the left-wing kind) and the Gaza flotilla, and for not re-nominating Barack Obama unless he totally ends U.S. involvement in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She ran against veteran, strongly pro-Israel Rep. Jane Harman in the 2006, 2008, and 2010 Democratic primaries and got trounced.
Except Harman is retiring, and Winograd, reportedly put off by “anti-war” candidate Janice Hahn’s description of herself as a “friend of Israel,” is mulling another run to represent the true-blue Los Angeles coastline district; and this time, presumably, she’d have a better chance of winning the nomination. “We need a progressive voice in DC, someone to challenge expanded wars, be they sponsored by the GOP or Dems,” Winograd tweeted this morning. “Harman resigns; Free the 36th.” Developing …