|Liberal, aloof, and ugly no way to go through life son|
Serving an out-there liberal Beverly Hills-West LA-Malibu-Santa Monica-SF Valley-South Bay district in various forms over the years, he never won re-election with less than 61% of the vote. Waxman has been re-elected 16 times, never facing substantive opposition. He faced no major-party opposition in 1986, and even ran completely unopposed in 2008.
|Waxman's beloved pup 'Fooey'|
Yet old (73) and fugly-as-homemade shoes Waxman is now in the battle of his political life, as self-funded Independent
Bill Bloomfield is giving him a real run for the money. Although Rep Waxman is used to cruising to victory in the 33rd District by 75-100 points, Bloomfield's said to trail by 8% or so at this juncture.
Thus, the first time in ages that Henry Waxman actually had to get off his tucas and campaign for re-election- redistricting into the South Bay area where Bloomfield resides (Manhattan Beach) hasn't helped the hard-on-the-eyes incumbent, either.