Letters to the Editor

The voting record

In a current television ad, Rep. Lois Capps refers to herself as the “bipartisan candidate,” and her opponent as the “Tea Party candidate.” However, a check of her voting record for the current 113th session of Congress suggests a different candidate.

Since the session began, she has voted with her party 94.7 percent of the time, which is higher than the average for House Democrats. Well, OK, it’s not 100 percent of the time, but a few votes here and there to support the other party’s initiatives hardly makes one a true bipartisan candidate. Or then again, maybe that’s as good as it gets in Congress.