Your daily roundup, full of sound and fury, signfying… well, you’ll decide for yourself:
Democrat John Garamendi says his campaign finance report due tomorrow will show he raised $300,000 for the CD10 race from more than 350 donors in just a month and a half of campaigning, leaving him with $250,000 cash on hand ready to spend. “Our strong financial position reflects what my supporters have always known: I will never waver from the goals of creating quality sustainable jobs, demanding broad health care access, defending seniors, standing up for students, and fighting for working families,” Garamendi said in his news release.
Republican David Harmer announced today he has picked up the support of San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson, who’s plotting his own rematch with Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan in 2010. “Ending irresponsible congressional spending will be at the top of David’s agenda,” Wilson said in Harmer’s news release. “David’s business experience and grasp of the issues will be invaluable in Congress.”
Democrat Mark DeSaulnier today rolled out endorsements from all members of the Pleasant Hill City Council: Mayor Dr. Michael Harris, Vice Mayor Karen Mitchoff, and councilmembers David Durant, John Hanecak and Terri Williamson. Said Mitchoff, in DeSaulnier’s news release: “Mark will bring his real world experience working and representing the people of Pleasant Hill and the district to Congress. He is a problem-solver and a coalition-builder, and will work to bring about universal healthcare and economic reform.”
And, regarding what I wrote yesterday about internecine battles within the Contra Costa Republican Party over who to support and how, county GOP chairman Greg Poulos took time out from a family event (congratulations!) to call and tell me “the CCRP is not and has not endorsed anyone for CD10. We have certain individual members who have their individual preferences and have expressed them, which is not contrary to our bylaws.”
“Many of those who are claiming that we have (endorsed) know for a fact that we haven’t,” he added, then chalked it up to “ignorance on the part of some and sheer mischief-making on the part of others.”