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The ‘Gizz-ette’ Goes West!

As he does at least twice a year, Yours Truly (John Gizzi) heads to California this weekend for hard-hitting political coverage of the nation’s largest states.

The California primary is June 6th and there are several hot races the Gizz-ette will be watching: the nationally-watched special election for Congress in the San Diego-based 50th District (Virginia’s Rep. Tom Davis, a past chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, refused to call it when I asked him about the election at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast last week; the comeback bid of former Gov. and presidential candidate Jerry Brown, now the leading Democratic candidate for state attorney general; and the attempt by moderate Republicans and environmentalists to unseat House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo with former Rep. Pete McCloskey, a nationally-known liberal GOPer.

In addition, the Gizz-ette will address such provocative topics as whether conservatives are fed up enough with Arnold Schwarzenegger to "terminate" his tenure as governor — even if it means turning over the statehouse to one of two decidedly liberal Democrats, and the impact of the immigration debate in Washington on politics in the Golden State.

The Gizz-ette’s roving reporter will be staying at the Westwood Hotel in Los Angeles and welcomes any calls from readers (310-475-8711).

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John Gizzi has come to be known as â??the man who knows everyone in Washingtonâ? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on whatâ??s going on in the nationâ??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as â??Gizzi on Politicsâ? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of â??Gizziâ??s America,â? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. Johnâ??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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