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McNerney out-raises Andal in CD11 race

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 at 8:09 pm in 2008 November election, Congress, congressional district 11.

Dean Andal

Dean Andal

Jerry McNerney

Jerry McNerney

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, continues to outpace by 2 to 1 Republican challenger Dean Andal of Stockton in the race for the mother’s milk of politics … also known as money.

McNerney reported in Federal Election Commission reports filed today contributions of $601,851 in the past three months for a total raised for this election of $2.7 million.

Andal, in contrast, raised slightly more than half that figure at $358,783 for a total raised of $1.1 million for his election bid.

The incumbent is drawing far more successfully on political action committees, collecting nearly $1 million from these groups compared with $298,294 for Andal.

Interestingly, Andal has not burned through his money at the same rate. Andal showed $849,727 in cash in the bank as of Sept. 30. McNerney showed $1 million.

To read the reports yourself, visit http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/efile_search.shtml, type in the candidate’s name and state, and hit the “send inquiry” button.

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  • http://robertljones@comcast.net robert jones

    Lisa, First time reader, and have no horse in the 11th district race, but wish to comment on the subtile biasis in your article sunday. It is an example that has most of us upset on the current state of journalism. If you were writing a opinion piece or commentary your pro McNerney report would be fine. Please re-read as an independent and tell me if you where fair? Looks like you are a good writer, but lets see how you grow in your profession.