Tuesday, May 09, 2006

More Campaign News - Pombo, McNerney, & McCloskey

Pombo

"The banner stretched across the entrance to the Crobar ­ a trendy New York nightclub ­read, "Welcome to the Pombo-Palooza". At the door, members of the Rockettes handed out cowboy hats to the A-list invited guests. Inside, a model clad in rhinestone hot pants and a cleavage-enhancing top that might have chastened a Hooters waitress rode a mechanical bull. On the stage, the Charlie Daniels Band cut loose with fiddle-driven Southern funk as lobbyists and lawyers, politicians and tycoons danced the two-step and drank iridescent blue martinis.

Such was the scene in 2003 at Congressman Rick Pombo's coming out party. The young legislator from Tracy, California had just been appointed the new chairman of the House Resources Committee. At 42, he was the youngest chairman on Capital Hill. Bush couldn't attend the hoedown but he sent a herogram congratulating the congressman he calls "Marlboro Man"." (source)

Jerry McNerney: Pombo Needs to Return Money from Volz (source)

Pete McCloskey: Abramoff Net Drawing Tighter Around Pombo (source)

Washington Post: Pombo faces serious re-election contest (source)

Defenders of Wildlife: Defenders Action Fund Criticizes Richard "Big Oil" Pombo in New Radio Ad (source)

McNerney

"Pombo's poll in February put McNerney up 41 percent to 28 percent over Filson, and McNerney's poll shows him with an even larger lead.

On the other hand, Filson's poll gives Filson a 36 percent-to-25 percent lead under the same conditions."

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McNerney's polling also suggests some of the angles his campaign is hitting: Carrillo said his survey found that 38 percent of the 11th District's Democratic households included a union member."(source)

Gilroy Dispatch: Santa Clara County Democratic Club Endorses McNerney (source)

Calitics: CA-11: The Ball is Rolling for McNerney (source)

DownWithTyranny!: WHY JERRY McNERNEY'S AND JAN SCHNEIDER'S PRIMARY RACES ARE SO IMPORTANT FOR PROGRESSIVES (source)

McCloskey

""Our opponent Mr. Pombo doesn't believe in ... global warming. He
doesn't think vehicles cause any problems with global warming or even air pollution," said Pete McCloskey, one of two Republicans challenging the powerful congressman.


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"Pombo has received over $225,000 from the oil companies. What's he done in return? Look at his energy bill. He gave the oil companies $14.5 billion in benefits or tax write-offs."" (source)

McCloskey for Congress: California Teachers Association Endorses Republican Pete McCloskey in 11th Congressional District (source)

Mercury News: Give the nod to Pombo challengers - REPUBLICAN MCCLOSKEY, DEMOCRAT MCNERNEY WOULD BE WORTHY COMPETITORS IN THE FALL (source)

The Record: McCloskey speaks at rally (source)

California League Of Conservation Voters Endorses McCloskey For Republican Primary (source) (Hat Tip to MYDD)

1 Comments:

Blogger Delta said...

Three Cheers for the Fighting Irish.

9:45 PM  

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