Conservative to launch CD11 blog

A half-dozen progressives successfully blogged their way to victory in the congressional District 11 fight that cost GOP Rep. Richard Pombo his job and named Democrat Jerry McNerney to the seat in one of the biggest upsets in the nation.

But conservative blogger Jon Fleischman is striking back: His popular Flash Repot will soon feature a new Central Valley blogger committed to recapturing the seat for Republicans in 2008.

“This seat is on everybody’s list of seats that flipped due some connection between the Republicans and the scandals in Washington,” Fleischman said. “The theory is that if someone runs as a Republican and doesn’t have connections to Washington, the GOP could win that seat back.”

Lisa Vorderbrueggen