Last July she said she'd run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this election year. And now leftist anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan has made it official.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle's' SFgate.com, Sheehan showed up at San Francisco City Hall to file the papers necessary to launch her campaign -- but she'll have a long way to go before her campaign will be recognized as official. That will require her to get 10,198 signatures of friends and supporters, or 3 percent of the district voters registered for the 2006 general election. Sheehan has until Aug. 8 to collect the needed signatures.
She'll be taking on an opponent who is one of the best-known and most powerful Democrats in the country. Pelosi has served 10 terms in the House and routinely gets about 80 percent of the vote in her district.