What Chris Cannon's win really shows
Bilbray ran on a platform of opposition lto illegal immigration. Meanwhile, Cannon ... also ran on a plaform of opposition to illegal immigration... I would guess that voters who responded to [a pro-enforcement] TV message [from Cannon] were not sending rousing message of support for the Bush/Kennedy/McCain "path to citizenship" approach... Cannon's victory is even harder to interpret as a rejection of the Sensenbrenner enforcement-only approach because Cannon's campaign featured a ringing endorsement from one James Sensenbrenner...
The Cannon win shows that lying about your record and what you really support is a winning position for the GOP.