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CD 11 campaign contributions rolling in

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 4:33 pm in 2008 November election, Congress, congressional district 11.

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, (pictured on top right) outpaced his presumptive GOP challenger Dean Andal of Stockton (pictured on bottom right) in first-quarter fundraising figures, according to Federal Election Commission campaign finance documents filed Tuesday.

(Check out Politico.com’s story about lagging GOP fundraising elsehwhere.)

McNerney raised $325,880 from Jan. 1 through March 31 compared to $90,313 for Andal in the same period.

McNerney reported $1.15 million cash on hand while Andal had $531,817.

Keep in mind, it’s still very early. Neither candidate has a primary challenger in June, which likely means they will spend the next few months raising money in preparation for the major Nov. 4 general election battle.

But both candidates need to make a strong showing in the finance department in order to attract those dollars in the fall from their respective parties and groups that seek to influence the outcome. In 2006, environmental organizations poured tens of thousands of dollars into the race and helped McNerney beat seven-term incumbent Richard Pombo.

Click here to reach the FEC search page, where you can enter the candidates’ names and view the reports.

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  • Renegade GOP

    Get ready Jerry the conservatives are desperate to retake your seat. Their power is ebbing but they are going to make a last stand in CD 11. This will be a battle royal!!

  • Renegade GOP

    Get ready Jerry the conservatives are desperate to retake your seat. Their power is ebbing but they are going to make a last stand in CD 11. This will be a battle royal!!

  • Renegade GOP

    Interestiing Politico article. It is no wonder that GOP fund raising is in the toilet. Just look at G.W. Bush’s 28% approval rating. How can Republicans in congress look people in the face and expect the public to take them seriously. Remember when we were the party of fiscal responsiblity?

    Maybe local folk caught on to Andal having GOP Leader Boehner in for a fundraiser? Dean my man you want people to send you to DC to better than them. Don’t send us signals that you are going native once you arrive there.
    If you lose to McNerney you are finished politically.

  • Renegade GOP

    Interestiing Politico article. It is no wonder that GOP fund raising is in the toilet. Just look at G.W. Bush’s 28% approval rating. How can Republicans in congress look people in the face and expect the public to take them seriously. Remember when we were the party of fiscal responsiblity?

    Maybe local folk caught on to Andal having GOP Leader Boehner in for a fundraiser? Dean my man you want people to send you to DC to better than them. Don’t send us signals that you are going native once you arrive there.
    If you lose to McNerney you are finished politically.