TONIGHT--BREAKING THE CYCLE OF CORRUPTION IN CONGRESS--ANDREA SHEA-KING INTERVIEWS MAJOR ERIC EGLAND, CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS
For just about as long as I can remember, John Doolittle has been my congressional representative here in the Folsom-Sacramento area. In the 2006 election cycle, Doolittle's support began to wane and President Bush had to make a personal appearance to help him win a close election.
Since then, Doolittle, his wife, and many of his close associates have been under investigation, mainly for ties to the Jack Abramoff scandal. With Doolittle being hit with constant bad press, local support has been falling sharply. Connections to Abramoff are bad enough for any politician, but Doolittle is also being identified as someone who is no longer a "conservative" when it comes to the basics like spending.
Enter Major Eric Egland.
Egland is a counter-terrorism consultant and a military intelligence officer; a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan and, most importantly, a native of northern California. Egland, a few months back, announced his intention to challenge Doolittle for his seat in Congress.
Since his announcement, support for Egland has been on the rise. In fact, many believe that if Doolittle's troubles continue at the current pace and Egland's support remains strong, Doolittle will back out of the 2008 race. If Doolittle decides to stay in the race, he has little chance against an Egland candidacy. He's the right man at the right time.
Tonight, Major Eric Egland returns to The Andrea Shea-King Show to discuss his run for congress. The show begins at 9 PM ET--for links and other information, head over to The Radio Patriot.