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Nick Leibham, CA’s 50th District

Posted by: David Wilmot

A sun-drenched garden in San Diego’s north county may seem like an odd place to support a battle. But that is exactly where I was last week – at the for Congress fundraiser. Ocean Champions recently endorsed Leibham and we are doing all we can to make sure he gets to Washington DC.

Ocean Champions is not the only supporter of Nick Leibham. Special guest, Former Vice President Al Gore spoke passionately about why, why the people of California need Nick in Congress, why the nation needs Nick in Congress, and why the environment and oceans need Nick in Congress.


Leibham is in a tough, tough race against incumbent Brian Bilbray. Bilbray claims he is for ocean protection but acts to the contrary. He reminds us of those guys who would put surfboards on the racks of their cars and drive to the beach but never surf. They wanted to act like surfers to be cool and impress the girls, but never had the guts to paddle out. Fortunately, Ocean Champions had the opportunity to set the record straight by point-by-point addressing Brian Bilbray’s misleading claims.

(Gore knows a thing or two about the oceans - he credits his teacher, Roger Revelle, professor and former Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, of inspiring his work in global climate change)

Having Gore at your fundraiser says a lot about the candidate. Al Gore is only campaigning for a handful of candidates this election. Nick Leibham must truly be something (we think so). Nick Leibham is a friend of the oceans and is exactly the kind of leader we need in Congress.

This is a very tough district, and Nick is running an excellent campaign. But, it’s a tough one that needs all of our help. In this very important and close race, Ocean Champions is asking you to join us, along with Al Gore, in supporting Nick.

Date Posted: September 26, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

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