I don't believe that Brian Whelan is as much a long shot as the Sun-Star indicated in "Costa facing another Republican upstart in new Congress district" (Sept. 27).
Tea leaves or not, our valley is plagued with record poverty, unemployment and farmers whose water concerns are not addressed. This is all on Jim Costa's watch.
Costa's solutions are old, tired and failed policies that helped create this mess in the first place. I fail to see how the tea leaves line up for him.