Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bill Who? Bill Hauf!

Well, it's official, millionaire conservative Republican Bill Hauf will take on Brian Bilbray in the 50th District Republican primary on June 6. Exactly what Hauf expects to achieve by taking on Bilbray is hard to determine. He was certainly not a vote magnet in the April special election.
Hauf spent more than $1 million in a bid for the seat in an April special election and received less than 2 percent of the vote. It was his first run for office. Hauf said he would spend “whatever it takes” to win the Republican primary in June, although he declined to discuss how much that might be.
Now he's going to spend "whatever it takes." There's not that much money in the world, Bill.

I can see Hauf as a stalking horse for Eric Roach, but exactly how that works is a bit hard to determine. If Hauf has a very strong showing while losing to Bilbray and Bilbray loses to Busby, then Roach might consider a write-in campaign in the general election. That's quite a stretch.