Congressman Gary Condit has stolen the show in a forum with his rivals. Loyalists chanted his name after Condit appeared with five fellow Democrats last night in Modesto.
The top runner is Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza, a former friend and protege of Condit´s. All six are fighting for the seat in the 18th Congressional District. Condit´s reputation has been tarnished by the scandal over his relationship with missing intern Chandra Levy.
The scandal wasn´t mentioned during the forum at a Stanislaus County hall. But outside, anti-Condit forces held signs calling for his resignation.