War and politics

By Justin Chapman 05/11/2006

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The Pasadena Senior Center will be hosting a forum for the six candidates for Congress at 1 p.m. Friday.

Then from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena will host a forum for candidates for the 44th Assembly District seat.

The theme of both events is the Iraq War. Larry Wilson, editor of the Pasadena Star-News, will moderate.

On Friday, hear incumbent Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff, his opponent in the June 6 primary Bob McCloskey of Monterey Park, Green Party candidate Bill Paparian, Lynda Llamas of the Peace and Freedom Party, Libertarian Jim Keller and Republican candidate Bill Bodell in what is already shaping up to be an interesting battle focused on the incumbent’s support for the war.

In the race for the Assembly, eight candidates are vying for outgoing Assemblywoman Carol Liu’s seat. They are: Anthony Portantino, Brian Center, Diana Peterson-More and Adam Murray, all Democrats; Barron Yanaga, Libertarian; Greens Philip Koebel and Ricardo Costa; and Republican Scott Carwile.

The candidacies of Koebel and Costa have prompted the first state primary election for the Greens.

Both events are free.

For more information, call the Senior Center, located on the northeast corner of Holly Street and Raymond Avenue, at (626) 795-4331.

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