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I read this morning that Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, might be challenging Dianne Feinstein for the US Senate seat she’s held since 1992.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that a Field Poll gave Feinstein — “one of California’s most consistently popular politicians” —  a 41 percent approval rating, the lowest of her Senate career.

That certainly leaves the door open for a challenge, especially a strong one from someone with the name “Reagan”.

Responding to an email query by the San Francisco Chronicle about it, Michael Reagan’s reply was short on details:  “Yes, but can’t talk about it now.”

He did not disclose anything further.

I have a deep affinity for the Reagan family (well, maybe not young Ronnie so much.)  Last February, we invited several hundred of you to pen your well-wishes to Mrs. Reagan on the occasion of the anniversary of what would have been the President’s 100th birthday, and assembled them into a book that was hand delivered to Mrs. Reagan by our mutual friend Burt Boyar.  Mrs. Reagan subsequently wrote a lovely thank you note acknowledging your heartfelt comments honoring her husband and our 40th president.

So I’d like to take this opportunity to reach out to the Reagan family again, this time to offer Michael Reagan two things:

1.  A scathing expose of DiFi’s corrupt dealings while on the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, during which she funneled billions of dollars in contracts to her husband’s two companies. The well-researched piece by Peter Byrne in which he details Sen. Feinstein’s votes for appropriations worth billions to her husband’s firms was quickly buried and received scant notice by the media, and shortly after its publication in MetroActive, DiFi resigned her position on the committee.

“As chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005, Feinstein supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars a year for specific military construction projects. Two defense contractors whose interests were largely controlled by her husband, financier Richard C. Blum, benefited from decisions made by Feinstein as leader of this powerful subcommittee.”

During this time, Feinstein also chaired the Senate Rules Committee, duly charged with regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues.  Fancy that…

The mainstream media protected DiFi. Byrne’s expose was included among World Net Daily’s ranking of most ignored stories of 2007.

2.  An invitation to join me on my radio program to discuss his challenge for the Senate seat currently held by DiFi, her record on the MilCon Appropriations subcommittee, and anything else that’s on his mind, politically speaking.

Michael Reagan, the invitation is open!


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