CA-26: Democrat David Pollock Will NOT Run for Congress

Posted Posted in Alan Werbalowsky, CA-26, David Cruz Thayne, David Pollock, Jess Herrera, Julia Brownley, Linda Parks, Tony Strickland

The Bad New Bears Star and Moorpark City Councilman has decided not to file tomorrow for a Congressional race.

“I am writing to let you know that I have suspended my campaign for Congress,” Pollock said in prepared statement emailed to supporters. “This was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make, and I want to assure you that my campaign team and consultants considered every possible path forward.

“Because of the way the candidate field formed, there was a strong possibility of an unfavorable outcome not only for me but the other Democrats in the race. From the beginning, this race was not about me; it was about bringing real change to our representation in Ventura County and a voice of reason to Congress.”

Obviously, Democratic Party leaders have prevailed on Pollock to get out of the race. This is to give Democratic California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley a chance at winning a top two spot in the June primary election against two better known Ventura County politicians, Tony Strickland and Linda Parks.

I doubt the other two remaining Democrats will withdraw since they have already stated they are in for good.

But, you never know what the Democratic Party will offer to clear a field.

Tomorrow night at 5 PM, the filing deadline we will be able to examine the field of candidates.

So far, this is what we have:

  • Republican California State Senator Tony Strickland
  • Independent/No Party Preference Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks
  • Democrat California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley
  • Democrat Oxnard Harbor Commissioner Jess Herrera
  • Democrat Westlake Village businessman David Cruz Thayne
  • Libertarian/Republican Akiva Werbalowsky

Stay tuned….