Illegal 'DREAMers' Campaigning for Democrats

In 2006, Democrat Francine Busby ran against Republican Brian Bilbray in a special election for California's 50th Congressional District.  At a campaign stop, a man told Busby, "I want to help, but I don't have papers."  Busby responded that "[e]verybody can help, yeah, absolutely, you can all help" and that "you don't need to be a registered voter to help." Bilbray went on the attack and noted that "[s]he's soliciting illegal aliens to campaign for her and it's on tape -- this isn't exactly what you call the pinnacle of ethical campaign strategy."  As politicians often do, Busby ran back from her position and insisted that she was not referring to illegal aliens, but merely encouraging people under the age of 18 who were not registered to vote to campaign for her. This fooled no one, and despite the overwhelming tide against Republicans (in fact, the special election was to replace Duke Cunningham, who resigned after pleading guilty to bribery and tax evasion),...(Read Full Article)