Emken Tells Chronicle She's Not 'Insane' for Running Against Feinstein

Danville Resident Elizabeth Emken, who is running for the U.S. senate against Dianne Feinstein, spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle at the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame last week.

, a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate seat and Danville resident, sat down with the San Francisco Chronicle last week at the California Republic Party convention in Burlingame.

Emken is facing U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). The Politics Blog from the Chron writes:

She’s taken on the political equivalent of a suicide mission: She’s aiming to take on U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is arguably the most popular politician in California (yes, the bar is low), and has $6.5 million on hand (including $5 mil she loaned herself after the Kindee Durkee scandal.)

As of Dec. 31, Emken had $33,441 on hand.

In a video, the Chron's Carla Marinucci wants to find out why Emken is going after Feinstein in such a seemingly impossible race. Marinucci kicks it off with asking Emken: "Are you insane?"

She answers: "No, I'm not insane. Diane Feinstein ... is polling at the worst of her political career. California is ready for a change."

Emken continues in the video to say she believes in the free market and America is the greatest country on earth.

Emken ran in 2010 GOP primary for the 11th Congressional District and finished fourth. Dave Harmer ended up winning the GOP primary nomination but then lost to Rep. Jerry McNerney.

Read the entire post and watch the video here.

EddyJames March 25, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Somebody please run against Feinstein anybody!


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