Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Richard Pombo (Sore Loser-Ca): "I may consider running again for Congress."

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SFChron: Pombo considers options in wake of stunning defeat

"This is not what Rep. Richard Pombo expected to be doing in the weeks after the election.

He's packing up his congressional office. His wife, Annette, is moving personal items from their townhouse on Capitol Hill. He's preparing to hand his gavel as chairman of the House Resources Committee to a Democrat. His staff will soon turn over files to the man who stunned the political world by beating him, wind engineer and political neophyte Jerry McNerney.
He's convinced that his successor, McNerney, will be ousted two years from now.
He said there are several Republican mayors and state legislators in the district who would make good candidates. And he added, "I may consider running again for Congress. I really haven't made that decision, and I don't want to make that decision right now."" (source) (emphasis added)

Pombo also complained that by informing voters about his corruption and extremism his opponents were somehow suppressing the vote. He didn't mention the actual voter suppression that the his campaign and the NRCC were doing on his behalf with harassing robo-calls, misleading mailers and fliers sent to Democrats on everything from middle-class issues to energy policy, the intimidating emails he sent to McCloskey supporters during the primary or any of the other voter suppression and dirty tricks that the Pombo campaign and the Republican Party used in their failed effort to save the corrupt incumbent from the wrath of his own constituents.

'06 Last Stand - Pombo also plans on trying to gut the Endangered Species Act on last time on his way out.

'08 Side Note - Hank Shaw of The Record is reporting, "Word on the street is that Assemblyman Greg Aghazarian, R-Stockton, is mulling whether to challenge Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, in 2008."


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