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Dean Andal to meet with Minutemen in Dublin

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.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Joanne the Democrat

    I JUST RECEIVED WORD THAT DEAN ANDAL WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE MINUTEMEN EVENT AT 11AM AFTER ALL! NOW, I GUESS DEAN ANDAL HAS DECIDED TO ATTEND ANOTHER EVENT IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY AT THAT SAME TIME! DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHY THERE WAS A CHANGE IN PLANS?

    SOME FELLOW DEMOCRATS (FOR MCNERNEY) HAVE DECIDED TO CAR-POOL TO STOCKTON TO CONFRONT DEAN ANDAL IN PERSON! DOES ANYONE WANT TO JOIN US? WE HAVE ROOM FOR 2 MORE PEOPLE.