Boxer to raise money for McNerney

On the same day House GOP Majority Speaker John Boehner will prime the cash pump for Rep. Richard Pombo in Stockton, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., will appear at a fund-raiser for Congressional District 11 Democratic challenger Jerry McNerney.

Suggested contribution levels for an evening of political discourse and cabaret in Orinda at the Masonic Center are: champions, $2,100, includes reception with Boxer; prizefighters, $1,000; contenders, $100; and union members, $50. (For details, click here. or call 925-556-7077.)

Boxer is very popular in the Bay Area and her name will undoubtedly help McNerney raise much-needed money in a race against a well-funded incumbent.

Unlike Pombo’s event in Stockton, though, It doesn’t appear that anyone plans to protest outside the Masonic Center.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen