for the 300 people expected at the Charles Brown rally had to stretch,
as more than 450 people crowded the Blue Goose Fruit Shed in Loomis.
Growing grassroots enthusiasm for the straightforward honesty and
ideas of Charles Brown filled the historic building to capacity
with people from El Dorado, Nevada, Placer and other counties in
the 4th District, which stretches from Lake Tahoe to the Oregon
Border. The somewhat gerrymandered district is configured to include
Orangevale, bits of Sacramento, and Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Butte
and Sierra counties. The district has a Republican majority, but
some of these have crossed party lines to become "Republicans
On this same day, other Republicans paid $2,000/person
to attend a rally for Brown's opponent, John Doolittle, featuring
President Bush, at the Serrano Country Club in El Dorado County.
In one of the many differences between the two political events,
people at the Charles Brown rally were asked for a donation of $20/person.
Also, the Charlie Brown event at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed seemed....
well, a little more like regular people sick of jaded corruption
and hypocrisy, and excited by the chance to elect someone who is