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Pombo heads to San Diego

By asoglin
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 at 4:31 pm in congressional district 11.

Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, heads to San Diego on Wednesday, where he’ll appear with Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-San Diego.

The San Diego Republican web site calls it a chance to visit with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Pombo at the Hotel Solamar starting at 6 p.m.

But who is raising money for who?

Democrat Jerry McNerney, a wind energy consultant from Pleasanton, is giving Pombo plenty of trouble in District 11.

Bilbray has tough campaign fight against Democrat Francine Busby, who is expected to make as much hay as possible from the Pombo visit. An independent poll of likely voters by SurveyUSA from Oct. 13-15 shows Bilbray with a 3 percentage point lead over Busby, down from 14 points in the last survey.

Pombo must have won the coin toss: The on-line invite offers instructions on how to fill out those checks for the Tracy Republican.

Post-script: Pombo campaign folks say Bilbray will get a chance to collect some cash, too, but at a separate event.

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