With the primary less than two weeks away, Democrats seem ready to rally their troops against Rep. Mary Bono Mack.
Local Democrats are planning a “peaceful demonstration” Thursday morning outside of the Hilton Palm Springs, where Bono Mack is scheduled to address the Palm Springs Hospitality Association.
The protest starts at 11 a.m. The $50-per-person luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, the California Democratic Party today launched a website that targets Bono Mack, a Palm Springs Republican, and four other GOP incumbents they’ve deemed “vulnerable.”
The site will look at controversial votes and include links to news stories, the state party announced today.
“The battle to win back the House begins and ends in California,” Tenoch Flores, communications director for the California Democratic Party, said in a release.
Bono Mack has been targeted by the state and national Democrats for years.
It intensified after the 2008 election, when the 45th district was one of eight California congressional districts represented by a Republican but was won by President Obama.
Thanks to redistricting, Bono Mack is seeking reelection in the new 36th Congressional District. She faces Democrat Raul Ruiz, an emergency room physician from Palm Desert.
A press release announcing Thursday’s protest did not say whether Ruiz would attend.