CAMPAIGN TRAIL 2008: McNerney vs. Andal

Dean Andal

Dean Andal

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton

As part of our coverage of the high-profile contest between Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, and his Republican challenger Dean Andal of Stockton, I spent a day on the campaign trail with each candidate.

The full story runs Sunday, Nov. 1, 2008, in the Contra Costa Times.

But I also took some video clips while out on the trail, which you will find below.

The first four were take on Oct. 25 with McNerney, followed by five clips from my day with Andal on Oct. 28. (You can also go to YouTube and enter “cctwebteam” to see all the videos from the Contra Costa Times.)

OCT. 25, 2008: Jerry McNerney

OCT. 28, 2008: Dean Andal

Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • Renegade GOP

    I watched the ABC news report tonight profiling the two candidates. Now ABC is obviously a little biased in favor of Democrats. But two items in the broadcast were telling. One was when they asked Dean Andal about why the RNCC abandoned him financially. The look on Dean’s face is telling. He does not know what to say. He studders and says he does not know. But we know they have abandoned him to his fate. Then they ask Andal about being a Republican during this tough election year. Andal states that if he is elected he will not be a Republican Congressman. Please Dean that just Hogwash!! What are you going to be? The man of the people!! Well after Tuesday you can go back to the valley and do something else!

    Maybe in 2010 we Republicans can have a real primary and get a candidate that can beat a Democrat!

  • Dean Andal has ran an aggressive, yet respectable campaign for Congress. All McNerney has done is tell us what’s wrong with Dean in the form of attack ad, after attack ad… I’ve heard nothing of substance from the left!

    I didn’t catch the ABC profile but, I believe that Dean Andal is, by far, the better candidate. He has a great chance of pulling it off in CD11!

    Besides, Jerry went against the will of the people when he voted for the Bailout! It’s only fitting that the voters make him pay for it on Nov. 4th!

  • Renegade GOP

    Dean will have all winter to think about it.