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House GOP leader to campaign for Andal

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 7:27 pm in 2008 June primary.

House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, will campaign Thursday night in San Ramon for GOP congressional District 11 candidate Dean Andal.

Andal is charging $150 a plate to attend the fund-raiser at the San Ramon Marriott with the top Republican in the House of Representatives. Boehner is the GOP’s equivalent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D- San Francisco.

Fund-raiser co-hosts include former Rep. Bill Baker, who lost to Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo. Also on hand will be Walnut Creek Mayor Sue Rainey and her husband, former state Sen. Dick Rainey; and former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, who termed out of office.

Boehner is the first GOP celebrity likely to help raise much-needed cash for a race in GOP-leaning district that Republicans desperately hope to reclaim this year. Andal (pictured on the far right) is running against Rep. Jerry McNerney, a Pleasanton Democrat (pictured immediately to the right) who beat seven-term incumbent Richard Pombo in a 2006 upset.

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  • Bob

    Good luck to Dean Andal. The taxpayers deserve a great representative and Mr. Andal will be a great representative.

  • Bob

    Good luck to Dean Andal. The taxpayers deserve a great representative and Mr. Andal will be a great representative.

  • Dan

    How do we know Mr. Andal will not quit the job once elected as he did when in the Assembly.

  • Dan

    How do we know Mr. Andal will not quit the job once elected as he did when in the Assembly.

  • Renegade reublican

    As a Republican voter. The fact that Andal brought a leader/member of the GOP house that crashed the Republican Majority is disturbing. I believe that most Republicans don’t want that old time religion from Washington DC. They want change from newly elected Republicans.

    I would have been far more impressed if Andal had shunned the Republican leadership that is infected with DC fevor and staked his own claim as an independent thinking Republican.

  • Renegade reublican

    As a Republican voter. The fact that Andal brought a leader/member of the GOP house that crashed the Republican Majority is disturbing. I believe that most Republicans don’t want that old time religion from Washington DC. They want change from newly elected Republicans.

    I would have been far more impressed if Andal had shunned the Republican leadership that is infected with DC fevor and staked his own claim as an independent thinking Republican.