Houston, Pombo Mull Running In '08
"Richard Pombo (R) is considering a repeat run, despite being upset by Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA 11). His ethical missteps and environmental views would again invite third-party attacks and money." (source)
CCTimes: Houston mulls run for House
"ASSEMBLYMAN Guy Houston, R-San Ramon, is headed next month to the nation's capital, where he will talk with national party leaders about a possible run for U.S. House District 11.
Republicans hope to reclaim the GOP-leaning district after seven-term incumbent Richard Pombo of Tracy lost in a major upset to Democrat Jerry McNerney in 2006.
Houston will meet in mid-February with Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, the National Republican Congressional Committee chairman , and other leaders in meetings arranged by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield.
Houston, a former Dublin mayor, terms out of the Assembly in 2008. Many termed-out Assembly members set their sights on a Senate seat, but unfortunately for Houston, he lives in an overwhelmingly Democratic Senate district.
Although few expected the former congressman to seek re-election, Houston says he held off until Pombo sent a signal as to his plans.
That signal came last week when Roll Call, a Washington, D.C., paper, reported that Pombo was in job talks with Oregon-based PAC/West Communications, a public relations and issue advocacy firm whose client list includes labor unions, Safari Club International, and health care, timber and oil interests." (source)
Shaw/Record Blog: CD 11: Rico and Devin for Pombo!
Recordnet.com: Perennial candidate out of race for good