Saturday, March 11, 2006

Round-Up On The Candidates

San Francisco Chronicle: "The Bay Area's only competitive congressional race is expected to be in a district that sprawls from Contra Costa County to the Central Valley, where three Democrats are vying to take on Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy.

Liberal interest in this November's elections is being driven largely by the "netroots" -- people who became politically active during the Internet-driven 2004 presidential campaign of Howard Dean and, locally, as part of Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez's 2003 mayoral run in San Francisco.

"It's a nationwide phenomenon," said Markos Moulitsas Zuniga of Berkeley, whose is the nation's largest political blog, with 600,000 daily visitors. "And it's especially true around here, where the Pombo race is the most competitive race within a million miles of Berkeley.

"More people are realizing that they can't just get involved every four years," said Zuniga, who bought five new servers in anticipation of interest in election night 2006. " (more-at-source)



McCloskey continues to get plenty of press nationally.



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