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No Bay Area small-business love for McCain?

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 at 4:07 pm in Berkeley, Elections, John McCain.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain‘s campaign today announced its California Small Business Leaders for McCain coalition members, a day after a few of the state’s small business owners endorsed McCain’s economic plan.

“John McCain’s long standing commitment to keep government spending in check and to promote a healthy environment for small businesses is why I support Senator McCain,” Herb Morgan of Del Mar-based Efficient Market Advisors said in the news release. “Senator Obama has put forward an economic plan that will saddle small businesses with higher taxes, expensive mandates and that’s change we can’t afford.”

But while the release named coalition members grouped by regions — San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Orange County — it included nobody from the San Francisco Bay Area!

Maybe that’s because this the kind of place where people are apt to rally in the streets for an “oil-free president,” calling attention to McCain’s close ties with the oil industry. That’ll be late afternoon tomorrow, Wednesday, July 9, at lots of locations around the Bay Area, courtesy of MoveOn.org.

Complete list of coalition members, after the jump…

San Diego
Michael Brewer, BFB Group
Bob Gaglione, Gaglione Law Group
Jim Gibson, Nova Voice
John Heubusch, Brahma Holdings
Karen Holland, Cabrillo General Insurance
Tracy Morgan Hollingworth, Morgan Hollingworth Public Affairs
Jeff Howard, Winning Sales Habits
Jack Hu, Hu Organization LLC
Ron Kinder, Home Care Assistance
Ricardo Lavite, All Star General
Mike Lombardi, Lombardi Contracting
Colin McClellan Breeze, Breeze Ventures
Lesha Montoya, Shut Up N Dance
Herb Morgan, Efficient Market Advisors LLC
Jamie Ogle, Lloyd Pest Control
David Pimentel, DIP Enterprise, Inc.
Mike Rundlett, Mike Rundlett Financial Services
Randy Simbro, Altria Systems
Matthew Venegas, Event People
John Yi, KES Inc.
Bonnie Zimmerman, Express Employment Professionals

Sacramento
Senator Jeff Denham
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner
Dr. Christian Serdahl, Eye Site Sacramento
Dr. Richard Jones, Eye Site Sacramento
Doug Kelly, Kelly & Associates
Julian Canete, Canete Communication
Manuel Cosme, PES Accounting
Paul Galindo, Galindo Realtors
Adrian Perez, Latino Journal
George Bradshaw, Bradshaw Registered Process Server
Joan Chan, ISBG Inc.
Bhajan Bhinder
David Sander, Sander & Associates
Barbara Arnold, Barbara J. Arnold, MD
Raymond Haring, Health Span Communications
Gay Caroll, Gay L. Caroll, Esq.
Scott Gordon, Alcon Labs
Tom Scott, CA against Lawsuit abuse
Marco Mlikotin, Rivercity Communications
Steve Kinney

Los Angeles
Jerry Polanco, Furniture Store
John Quintanilla, Golden Rose Florist
Luis Alvarado, Estrella Insurance Services
Steve Armstrong, Armstrong Landscaping
Gary Steward, SBR Inc.
Garbis Sarkissian, Los Felis Liquor Store
Tony Salis, IQ Personal
Cesar Garcia, InkSpot Printing
David Pimentel, DIP Enterprises Inc

Orange County
Kimberly Wakefield, Moxy Solutions
Justin Divis, The Alley
Eric Beach, Frontline Strategies
Jack Hu, Hu Organization
Mary and Ron Young, Quiet Village Mobile Home Park
Steve Nevarez, Eagle Real Estate
Kermit Marsh, Law Offices Kermit D Marsh
James Larkin, Larkin Real Estate

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