Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Election Day News Briefs

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Assosciated Press: Polls Open In California Primary (source)

The Record: Five races to watch (source)

Richard Pombo

"About two dozen immigrant rights activists gathered Sunday to protest immigration reform legislation working its way through Congress.

The Mexican American Political Association organized the event. Activists gathered Sunday afternoon at San Joaquin Delta College and planned to march to Rep. Richard Pombo's office, about a mile away on March Lane. Pombo, R-Tracy, voted for an immigration reform bill that passed the House in December; the bill would make it a felony to be in the United States illegally, and critics have said it is too harsh.

"He sent a message against our community. We are responding," said Luis Magaña, who organized the march.Magaña said volunteers have been registering people to vote and will be going door to door in coming days to remind voters to go to the polls" (

SF Chronicle: Richard Pombo confident despite fiercer attacks from 'enviros' (source)

The Record: Activists march against immigration legislation (source)

Jerry McNerney

"Two years ago while serving in Afghanistan, Jerry McNerney's son, Michael, received his Democrat primary ballot. Since no one was running, he wrote in his dad's name and called him and told him he needed to run. McNerney was able to obtain enough write-in votes to get on the November 2004 ballot vs. Republican Rep. Richard Pombo. With the support of thousands of grass-roots voters, he got 39 percent as a candidate without name recognition and funds from the state or national Democratic Party that basically had abandoned the 11 th Congressional District." (source)

The Record: Volunteers make S.J. election click (source)

Jerry McNerney: This is it... (source)

Jerry McNerney: I have some wonderful news... (source)

Pete McCloskey
"McCloskey is a Teddy Roosevelt-style conservationist who has worked both in and out of office to protect Northern California's green space. Besides the environmental laws he supported and co-authored in Congress, McCloskey has since worked with groups to preserve Bridgeport Valley in Modoc County, Bear Valley in Calaveras County and the 82,000-acre Hearst Ranch near San Simeon." (source)

SF Chronicle: Pete McCloskey says he's running to restore Republican values (source)


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