The Golden Gate Minutemen and Castro Valley Minutemen — grassroots anti-illegal-immigration activists who take their name from the Minuteman Project, sometimes-armed citizens’ patrols which began monitoring the U.S.-Mexico border in 2005, earning praise as patriots from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a panning as vigilantes from President George W. Bush — are meeting tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 20) morning with 11th Congressional District Republican nominee Dean Andal, who they say has been “sympathetic and supportive,” according to their e-mail.
“We thank Dean for his support and his zero tolerance against Sanctuary Cities and Illegal Invasion,” the e-mail says. “He will meet with us and discuss our mutual interests and plans for Restoring the Republic. Please come & greet Dean. Dean has arranged a special meeting for us to answer any and all questions. Minutemen and Patriots in Alameda County can’t miss this!”
They’re convening the Q&A at the Bagel Street Cafe, 4101 Dublin Blvd. in Dublin, at 11 a.m., and afterward intend to do some precinct-walking for the candidate. Andal, a former Assemblyman and former Board of Equalization member from Stockton, is challenging freshman incumbent Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.