Tuesday, October 17, 2006

BREAKING: THE CHRONICLE RECOMMENDS: Replace Pombo with McNerney, LA Times: Pombo a "Congressman We Could Do Without"

THE (SF) CHRONICLE RECOMMENDS: Replace Pombo with McNerney
"LINKS TO disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, efforts to gut wildlife protections and sell off national parks, and a blessing to offshore oil drilling. That's the profile of U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo.

In seven prior elections, the Tracy Republican has had an easy time. He's run low-profile races in a GOP-leaning district that straddles the low hills separating the Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley.

But this time his ethical stumbles and radical positions should catch up with him. His opponent, engineer Jerry McNerney brings a low-key probity that the district and House deserve.


It's not just ideology that disqualifies Pombo. It's ethics too. He was jumped from junior member to chairman of the House Resources Committee at the behest of scandal-tainted Rep. Tom DeLay. Pombo's campaign donations included $7,500 from the disgraced Abramoff and another $30,000 from Abramoff clients. If you are judged in politics by the company you keep, Pombo fails the test." (more-at-source)

More Breaking & Recent Editorials & Endorsements

BREAKING: San Jose Mercury News endorses Jerry McNerney!

L.A. Times editorial: Pombo a "Congressman We Could Do Without"

Modesto Bee endorses -- "Out with Pombo, in with McNerney"

The Independent endorses McNerney!

Esquire Endorses Jerry McNerney for Congress!


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