There is a very important study which was done for the California Progress Report on why Francine Busby lost in SoCal in June.
Wanna know why? Because she had the wrong message. The district overwhelmingly is Repug but thinks the country is going the wrong way. Her message of the "culture of corruption" did not resonate with voters because they didn't think she could change Bush/Congress. They want a candidate/Congresswoman who will stand up to Bush.
Please read this. It is the road map for November. Stand up, have some ovaries.