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GOP candidates on TEA Party rally speaker list

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 4:32 pm in Political events.

The speaker list at the Pleasanton TEA Party rally set for the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Thursday features a number of Republican candidates in the June primary.

It includes U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina; 10th Congressional District candidates Buddy Burke and Gary Clift;  11th district candidates Brad Goehring, David Harmer and Elizabeth Emken; and Assembly District 15 candidate and San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson.

The free event runs from 12:30 to 7 p.m. See the full schedule below.

Those who plan to attend should enter through Gate 12 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds off Bernal Ave. in Pleasanton up until 12:30 p.m., and Gate 8 after 12:30 p.m.

NorCal Tea Party founder and event organizer Dr. Bridget Melson also urged attendees to keep a civil tongue in their heads and on their signs.

“I believe the TEA Party Movement should maintain a level of integrity,” she said in an e-mail statement. “Yes, people are angry and fed up with new taxes, the health care bill, the economy and many members within the current administration. But to display that anger with disrespectful signs and inappropriate language, that is not the answer. We need to educate our TEA patriots then let our voice be heard in November — at the ballot.”

Here’s the final schedule:

12:30 p.m. — Gates open

12:30-2 — Music, booths open

2 — Speaker program begins, Pledge of Allegiance

2:05 — Prayer by Josh Higgins and moment of silence for troops

2:10 — Patriotic song

2:15 — KSFO’s Brian Sussman

2:30 — John Dennis (CD-8—Pelosi)

2:45 — Tom Del Becarro (vice chairman, California Republican Party)

3 — Carly Fiorina (candidate for U.S. Senate)

3:15 — Brad Goehring (CD-11–McNerney)

3:30-3:45 — Music

3:45 — KSFO’s Brian Sussman

4 — Dana Walsh (CD-08—Pelosi)

4:15—4:25—Buddy Burke—(CD-10 Garamendi)

4:30 — John den Dolk—Representative for Chuck DeVore

4:45 — Judy Lloyd (Intro)/Mayor Abram Wilson—State Assembly—District 15

5-5:05 — Comedian Alberto

5:05-5:15  — The Conservative Kid

5:15 — David Harmer (CD-11–McNerney)

5:30 — Gary Clift (CD-10—Garamendi)

5:45 — Elizabeth Emken (CD-11 McNerney)

6 — Music

6:15 — Coach Luis (CD-13-Stark)

6:45 — Dr. B/Stacy K.—Thank you’s

7-8 — Music, life with Griff and Greta (FOX News)

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