The Angelides campaign has been pushing this hard, and unlike when Hillary Clinton came to raise money, it appears this is focused on policy and message with Edwards actually answering reporters' questions. From an advisory:
After Schwarzenegger Vetoes Healthcare Coverage, John Edwards and Phil Angelides to Join California's Largest and Fastest Growing Union in Major Healthcare Reform AnnouncementI'm hoping that the Angelides campaign positions for contrast, the silence on the universal health insurance bill has been unsettling.
SAN JOSE - This Friday, Senator John Edwards and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Angelides will join hundreds of rank-and-file leaders from California's largest and fastest growing union as SEIU United Health Care Workers - West makes an announcement about their commitment to bring universal health care coverage to California by 2008 and make fundamental change in Washington D.C. and Sacramento.
The announcement will come as 2,000 healthcare workers from across the state convene at the 2nd Annual SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) Leadership Conference. With polls showing healthcare among voters' top concerns, and Governor Schwarzenegger's refusal to sign SB 840, Senator Sheila Kuehl's universal health care legislation, as a backdrop, the union sees an opportunity to win health care coverage for all Californians - not just their members.
WHEN: September 8 and 9, 2006
WHERE: San Jose Convention Center
180 W. San Carlos St. [...]
Friday, September 8th:
* 10:20 a.m.: Cindy Chavez, Vice-Mayor of San Jose
* 10:30 a.m.: Sal Rosselli, President of SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West
* 11:45 a.m.: Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer and Democratic candidate for Governor
Saturday, September 9th:
* 1:15 p.m.: John Edwards, former Senator and Vice Presidential candidate