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Lovelace, Bass support Adams for Congress

When Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass finds herself on the same side of an issue as fellow Supervisor Mark Lovelace, her right-wing base gets frothy in the mouth. This photo, snapped at last Saturday’s Arts Alive! in Eureka and released by the Adams campaign, might generate the same foam.

Press release below.

Eureka, CA — Susan Adams, candidate to represent Humboldt County in the new 2nd Congressional District. was at Eureka’s Arts Alive on Saturday March 3rd with a team of volunteers.  Seen here with two of her most ardent supporters, Humboldt County’s 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass and 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace, Ms. Adams was meeting voters and greeting supporters throughout the evening.

The 4th generation daughter of a North Coast ranching family, Susan has long spent her holidays with her brother’s family, in Carlotta where he still resides and where Susan essentially keeps her second home.  As a County Supervisor for ten years herself, Susan knows the struggles of small towns and has a track record of working with diverse faction to come to common practical solutions to governmental challenges.

Susan will be holding several events in Humboldt County at the end of March and residents who’d like to meet the candidate are encouraged to contact her campaign at 376-VOTE or at www.SusanAdamsForCongress.com

  1. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Does this mean Susan is more conservative than we think, that Virginia is more liberal than we think or that Susan is just good at telling people what they want to hear?

  2. Ross Rowley
    March 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

    You’d be surprised to know how many voting citizens in Humboldt County dance the dance between political lines and affiliations. We’re not all as cut and dried as the political pundits would like to make us out to be. Come on now, everyone, big group hug!

  3. Nadia
    March 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Some might label me as part of that right-wing base. I’m not frothy at the mouth. I’ve attended 4 separate meet-and-greets where I was fortunate enough to speak one-on-one with Susan Adams, Jared Huffman, Stacey Lawson, and Norman Solomon on various issues important to me. After giving it serious consideration, I am supporting Susan Adams.

  4. Guest
    March 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Something tells me Dan Roberts isn’t even conservative enough for Tom Cookman

  5. High Finance
    March 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    It is obvious that a Democrat will win this race. Susan Adams might be the least worst choice.

    It really doesn’t matter anyway, California is run by the Democrats, for the Democrats and of the Democrats. Yet none of you notice that this state is falling apart.

  6. March 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    “Susan Adams might be the least worst choice.”

    She’s an excellent candidate. And Mr. Rowley’s comment (above) may apply Supervisor Bass as it does to lots of other folks. Don’t assume that you know how people think just because you know their positions on a couple of issues.

  7. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I don’t mind that Virginia would support the same candidate as Mark but that she would pose for such a picture with him is offensive.

  8. March 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Grow up, Anonymous.

  9. March 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Someone’s pipe dream: “It really doesn’t matter anyway, California is run by the Democrats, for the Democrats and of the Democrats. Yet none of you notice that this state is falling apart.” The State is owned and run by the people who bought and paid for “the Democrats” – and don’t forget, who also own the Republicans.

  10. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Virginia says she is more of a dem than a republican, and why can’t people work together for the common good anyway? I think she is not so popular with the right wing partying dumb bunnies. That fickle group steps all over each other’s blankets to get their picnic spot on what they think is some sort of social campground, hoping for a water view and a carrot tossed their way from the head rabbits.

  11. March 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Joe wrote, “The State is owned and run by the people who bought and paid for “the Democrats” – and don’t forget, who also own the Republicans.”

    You can say that all you want but the Democrats have been in charge in this state for at least 30 years and there’s no question the blame for the state’s condition lies mostly with them…and they’re still doing it.

  12. Neal Latt
    March 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Virginia continues to demonstrate an open mind. Mark always has. Susan Adams has been my choice as well since I heard her speak last fall at a meet-and-greet at Rita’s near the courthouse.

    All together now folks: Kum-bay-ya!

  13. March 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    There are people here that have disagreed with me and I have with them yet in this rare exception we seem to agree on Susan Adams. While it may seem odd to some people, there are some of us that can work together when we consider what is best for Humboldt. That does not change who we are or what we may believe.

    I also met a few candidates but Susan impressed me the first time I met her and continued to do so and I am supporting her.Maybe this novel concept where we can put differences aside and work together for what we have in common at times might even happen again.

  14. Neal Latt
    March 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Well said.

  15. walt
    March 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    She’s not Blue-ish, is she? (as in Blue Dog)

  16. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Virginia is carefully setting herself up for a run at assembly and she will have to be considered a real dem to be successful. No one mentioned Rex was right next to Susan too.

  17. March 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Anon @ 9:44, what’s your point besides taking a swipe at Virginia and your alleged knowledge of her plans? Rex’s booth was next to Susan, so were other booths. This photograph represents those who volunteered and supported Susan that night and were at Susan’s booth that evening. I was one of those people and was there.

    Stick to what this post is about. Sometimes silence is golden, especially when it comes to the same ole same ole negative blogging style.

  18. Mitch
    March 8, 2012 at 7:02 am

    The problem with HF’s latest comment is that we all know (or at least should know) that the state is effectively hobbled by the Republican minority, which has a veto over the state’s finances.

  19. March 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Susan Adams is a nice person. But she has no chance of winning.

  20. Percy
    March 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Hifi knows it too Mitch, but stating that a 2/3 majority is required to pass budgets and tax bills doesn’t fit his talking points. This allows the right to create the deadlock that is really stifling this state. It’s used by them the same way that the filibuster is used in the Senate. We need to get rid of this and let the majority rule.

  21. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I like Susan, and I appreciate that she is getting such strong support in Humboldt, but, why is no one on her current board endorsing her. There has to be a reason.

  22. March 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

    California will need to convene a constitutional convention in order to start fixing its problems.

  23. March 8, 2012 at 9:46 am

    …but stating that a 2/3 majority is required to pass budgets and tax bills doesn’t fit his talking points.

    I don’t believe that applies anymore since the last election. You can’t use that excuse anymore. At least I think that doesn’t apply if it involves raising taxes.

  24. grackle
    March 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

    …I don’t believe that applies anymore since the last election. You can’t use that excuse anymore. At least I think that doesn’t apply if it involves raising taxes..

    I think it no longer applies to budgets but it still applies very much to raising revenue. Hi Fi and Fred may blame the Democratic majority for the state’s ills but the large number of initiatives that have hobbled the legislature’s ability to effect any substantive leadership is a more rational explanation: The legislature can no longer apportion much of the revenues it does receive because of initiative-dictated earmarks; the y are similarly hobbled in raising taxes.

  25. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

    The 2/3 no longer applies to budgets. But the Republicans can still block raising revenues or even allowing voters to decide whether to raise revenues. The Republicans can still be obstructionists, a role they enjoy, and get their love kisses from Rush Limbaugh.

  26. March 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Eureka announced that their budget was in the black due mostly to a tax increase on the 2010 ballot. California should do the same until we get rid of the debt that started when Gov. Pete Wilson deregulated electricity so that Enron could rip us off to the tune of billions of dollars. He blamed this on Gray Davis so Darrel Issa started a recall of Davis thinking that he would become Gov. but Arnold got the job. Our credit was down graded and our deficit was almost as bad as the one in Texas last year. Gov. Brown is getting us back on track and our credit rating has been upgraded which means we pay less to borrow money to pay down our debt. It’s a start but we have a long way to go.

    With all that said, I support Susan Adams too.

  27. Matt
    March 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I’ve never thought that Bass was a “right winger”. She seems to be more of a moderate.

  28. Plain Jane
    March 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I really like Norm Solomon best, but hope that progressives can unite behind the most progressive candidate who can win. I could support Adams.

  29. March 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    So what’s your point Fred? The whole country is screwed up and look who’s been running it for 30 years. I think you made my point. Thanks.

  30. March 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    “Virginia is carefully setting herself up for a run at assembly and she will have to be considered a real dem to be successful.”

    As Virginia’s chair for her successful run at Supervisor for the 4th district, I was hoping she would consider run at the Legislator seat once Wes is termed out. She has made it clear that was not her intention. She wants to serve the county as best she can in the 4th District. She knows I was not happy about that and I felt she could “move up”.

    I just wonder if that is Mark Lovelace’s intention. Hold onto his 3rd District status and then run for the Assembly seat 2 years from now. Seems seamless with no risk to run mid term.

    Disclaimer ( I endorsed and contributed to the Mark Lovelace campaign for Supervisor when he ran 3 years ago.)

  31. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Who cares what you think Richard Marks-I can’t wait to see your ass outed in the next election. All you fake dems need to be exposed-hang with Matthew Bass long enough and you will-you are a total piece of shit Marks! When you meet me, you’ll know who I am-you have slandered me all over your blog, and have never even met me-believe me, you won’t forget me

  32. March 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I care what Richard thinks.

  33. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    That’s a shame Joel-but, then again, you’ve been a republican supporter for the last couple of elections. I had the opportunity to employ you for this next election season, and quickly realized that you are a conservative supporter, and I want no money to go to you-so, continue to pay attention to Richard Marks and support him, and I will make sure that no democrat gives you any money for this next campaign round. Good luck.

  34. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Who gives a shit what Joel Mielke thinks!

  35. Neal Latt
    March 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Um, back to the subject of Virginia and Mark and their independent decisions to endorse Susan Adams… I think that anytime that folks in Humboldt who are perceived to be “liberal” and “conservative” agree on stuff, it’s necessarily a good thing.

    Bravo, Virginia!

  36. Mitch
    March 9, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I’d suggest that March 8, 10:51 be bookmarked as an easy reference for the next ten or hundred discussions of why anyone might legitimately want anonymity on the blogs.

    Too bad it’s from someone who claims to be progressive.

  37. Mitch
    March 9, 2012 at 7:24 am

    The first 10:51, that is.

  38. March 9, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Virginia Bass has no chance to be elected to the Assembly. Mark Lovelace has a little better chance, but not much. After redistricting, Humboldt is going to be represented in Congress, the State Senate and, starting with the 2012 election, the Assembly by someone from Sonoma or Marin counties.

  39. March 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

    “I had the opportunity to employ you for this next election season, and quickly realized that you are a conservative supporter, and I want no money…”

    Such generous, open-mindedness warms the heart, though I’d like to know what conservative(s) I’m supporting.

  40. March 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

    9:56pm: You are right, I have no idea who you are. But I can tell from your post you are hateful/sick and in need of some meds and therapy. I ran my campaign on very little money and my largest contributor was my wife at $580. Unions ponied most of the rest of the about $15,000 I spent. Matt is a friend of mine. We disagree and agree on politics, but why is this of your concern? Glad I mainly deal with softball. Not so much hate as there is in politics. Have a good day!

  41. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012 at 8:14 am

    The late night insane rant from a “progressive” (10:51) is exactly what people who embrace progressive values distance themselves from. (It is also not anonymous 9:44 of the previous day that posted Virginia’s plans, that was me).

    These are the toxic people (like 10:51) that poison genuine, worthy, progressive, humanitarian, environmentally responsible, socially responsible, fiscally prudent, community building that is being done by “progressives”. Being labeled sucks because the you wind up lumped with 10:51.

    They are also the ones that wind up (jump for the chance) the have media cameras in their face. Finger waggling at city council and generally poisoning everything they touch.

    John, someones agenda is relevant if it means a leader is disingenuous.

  42. Owlboy
    March 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    R.trent has been drinking again. Richard is right he is hatreful/ sick, add a worthless human being. Marks, unlike salzman, uses his own name and has a backbone. Pay no attention Marks, we all know who the man behind the curtain is, your doing just fine.

  43. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012 at 8:22 am

    “I will make sure that no democrat gives you any money”

    they also tend to be extremely self centered and believe they have power over what people do and think, they tend to be manipulative, calculating, disingenuous and extremely self centered. I am a democrat and it sounds like 10:51 is working on someones campaign, if you are that candidate and you recognize that rant, you may want to reevaluate who is out there speaking on your behalf.

  44. March 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

    The anonymous you complain of is not Salzman, Owlboy. Try sticking to the issues. Your psychic skills are lousy.

  45. March 9, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Mr. Marks certainly wouldn’t seek a “defender” like Owlboy.

  46. Harold Knight
    March 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I like all the democratic candidates, however, the progressive values they all profess have been the principle, lifelong focus of Norman Solomon who actually has a shot at winning. (Huffman supporters base their decision on his brief experience. Little is said about his actual accomplishments).

    Norman Solomon represents an astounding opportunity for California, and the U.S.. With half the potential electorate unregistered, we desperately need effective, talented orators/debaters/motivators like Solomon who have mastered the language of change and put it to effective use for a generation.

  47. March 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Joel: Sorry you got caught in the crossfire. I just wanted to clarify that Virginia has no intention for the Assembly seat. I am a lifelong Democrat with social liberal tendencies, for gay marriage, attend peace rallies, stand up for womens rights, have a clear record protecting workers rights……I guess that makes me a conservative? Only in Humboldt County.

    The picture for this subject is a great shot for Susan’s campaign. This might cause another Tom Cookman radio piece on KINS about Virginia’s left tendencies.

  48. Anonymous
    March 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, I spotted the only “Richard Marks for Assembly” bumper sticker in the county on a broken-down, rusted pickup truck on Wabash the other day.

    Sorry you two had problems with your vehicle Richard!

  49. March 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    That is a sticker from the 90’s. Yes, old red my 85 Ford Ranger has bit the dust after good years of service.

  50. JIAD
    March 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    IMHO I spoke to Solomon and then signed onto his campaign and I’ve never volunteered in Humboldt before. It takes a spine and experience as well as a platform on paper to get the job done.

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