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McNerney, Goehring take fundraising leads

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.)


Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • Tom Benigno

    Concerned:
    The polls are just a line of bull, driven by Brads campaign manager Carl. The more Brad gets the more Carl gets.

    This is the same with Jerry Mc Nerney,he should support issues that help the cities within his district. Just a little experience talking.

  • Just proves the old adage. It’s an ill wind that blows no good.