Lt. Col. Charlie Brown: Campaign for Congress from the 4th district.
  We don't live in the 4th District, but as Sacramentans living downriver from it, we are greatly affected by the flood control policies set by the 4th District's Congress member. Our city has been held hostage for 15 years to the current 4th District Congressmember John Doolittle's insistance on "Auburn dam or nothing!" as a flood control policy. For this and other reasons, we enthusiastically support Charles Brown for Congress, and attended a rally held for him in Loomis, California, on October 3, 2006.



Food 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 for Brown"

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 actually honorable.