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McNerney, Goehring take fundraising leads

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at 6:04 pm in 2010 election, congressional district 11.

Rep. Jerry McNerney

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton

Brad Goehring, Republican CD11 candidate

Brad Goehring, Republican CD11 candidate

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, posted a huge fundraising lead over all potential opponents, while Republican contender Brad Goehring reported a substantial head start in what could be a large GOP primary field in the 2010 June election.

McNerney reported total contributions of $816,015 in his third quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission. He had $675,822 in the bank as of Sept. 30, the final day of the report. Of McNerney’s contributions, $460,315 came from individuals while $355,254 came from political action committees.

Goehring, a Lodi area grapegrower, leads the GOP pack with $734,482 in total contributions and $423,184 in the bank, according to his report. But much of that money has come from Goerhing’s own checkbook. He has loaned his campaign $650,000 and received other contributions totalling $80,982.

McNerney’s big push to raise cash reflects the fact that he will almost certainly face a tough re-election bid as Republicans try and reclaim one of the seats they lost in the 2006 election. The 11th District is one of a handful of competitive partisan seats in California.

As for the other candidates — all Republicans — who filed reports, here are their numbers:

Jonathan Del Arroz, businessman from Danville: $80,327 in contributions other than loans, $249,905 cash on hand. He has loaned his campaign $230,000. (Click here to see full FEC report.)

Tony Amador, a retired U.S. Marshal from Lodi: $25,575 in contributions, $20,216 cash on hand.No personal loans.  (Click here to see full FEC report.)

Robert Beadles, construction company owner from Lodi: $6,582 in contributions, $1,504 cash on hand. No personal loans. (Click here to see full FEC report.)

Larry Pegram, former San Jose councilman now living in Tracy: $12,954 in contributions, $9,978 cash on hand. No personal loans. (Click here to see full FEC report.)

(6:22 p.m. I updated this blog entry after I had the opportunity to read through the details of the reports. Just what I wanted to do on a Saturday night. I also saw that a summary page I referenced from the FEC site reports net receipts, which lumps loans and contributions together. I changed the numbers to reflect the figures for candidates who have made personal loans to their campaigns.)


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