That's certainly what the media will be claiming tomorrow if Democrat Francine Busby wins a runoff in the special election to serve out the remainder of Duke Cunningham's term. Busby came close to winning outright in a crowded primary, but now she faces a former congressman in Brian Bilbray. Busby was seen as having a chance in this race, but she made a huge gaffe last week
:Speaking to a largely Hispanic audience last Thursday, Busby faced a Spanish-speaking questioner who said he wanted to help her campaign but lacked voting papers. The question was translated into English and she responded, "Everybody can help. You can all help. You don't need papers for voting, you don't need to be a registered voter to help."
Busby's GOP rival, Brian Bilbray, criticized the Democrat, saying she was encouraging possible illegal immigrants to volunteer for the campaign. On Monday, the GOP launched a radio ad that said, "That's right. Francine Busby says you don't need papers to vote."