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Dean Andal’s newest TV commercial

Here it is; just push the “play” button:



For those late to the party, Dean Andal is the Republican businessman and former Assemblyman from Stockton who’s challenging freshman Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, for his 11th Congressional District seat.

I wrote about the earmark issue last month, and even found a few more cases in which McNerney had gained campaign contributions from executives of companies for whom he championed federal spending. Spokesman Andy Stone at the time noted McNerney has never made a secret of his earmarks — he releases a complete list every year — and “(t)he (EDO Corp.) project in question is an important one because it means not only jobs for local residents, but also radar for Navy combat ships.”

I guess we’ll see how the voters feel about it.

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.