I attended the much-anticipated debate between congressional District 11 opponents Jerry McNerney, the Democratic incumbent, and Dean Andal, the Republican challenger, in Tracy last night and it was a very lively exchange.
In fact, this face-to-face showdown sponsored by the Tracy Press was just as, if not more, interesting than most of the presidential debates we’ve heard so far. The candidates disagree on just about everything, which means voters in this mixed Bay Area-San Joaquin Valley district have a clear choice.
I’m in the office this morning to write a full account of the debate for the Monday newspaper. (Click here to read the full story.)
But I’ve posted video of a few scenes from the event, including a crowd shot and McNerney’s entrance into the Tracy school where the debate was held. McNerney’s campaign organizers brought quite a few supporters to Tracy.
I’ve also posted the closing statements of each candidate. See below.
We will have the full debate posted at ContraCostaTimes.com/election in a day or so.