The Arab American Democrats of California and CAIR-CA PAC held a fundraiser Saturday for California State Senator Alan Lowenthal's campaign for Congress at the home of former Anaheim council candidate Bill Dalati. Lowenthal, a progressive Democrat, is running in the newly designed 47th district which includes Long Beach and parts of Orange County.
|Sen. Lowenthal and Anaheim City School Board Candidate Al Jabbar at Saturday's Fundraiser|
Lowenthal was the top vote-getter in the June Primary election receiving 34% of the vote. His opponent Long Beach councilmember Gary DeLong got 29%.
He received endorsements from many progressive groups such as American Federation of Teachers, United Nurses Association of California, and CAIR-CA PAC. The OC Weekly gave him 'Best Democrat' of 2012 award in its annual 'Best of OC' edition.