Loose Lips: Denham loses bid for 'date'

February 3, 2012 

It was a match made in the Valley: One was a strapping blonde-haired, blue-eyed farmer-turned-politician; the other, a successful businessman and racehorse owner. They were supposed to meet in the U.S. Capitol Building for the hottest show in town: President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

But the meeting apparently never happened.

Jeff Denham, the Republican congressman representing Mariposa County, had reached out to Merced Democrat Dennis Cardoza to sit with him during the nonpartisan "No Labels" event. More than 180 congressmen participated in the movement -- dubbed "Date Night" by the national press -- but poor Jeff Denham had to go stag.

We heard later on that Cardoza elected instead to sit with his daughter, Elaina. We're not sure, however, if she's a Republican or a Democrat.

Merced Sun-Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service