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CD11: Edwin Meese III speaks on Reaganomics

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 11:18 am in 2010 election, congressional district 11.

Edwin Meese III, the former U.S. Attorney General and top adviser to the late President Ronald Reagan, spoke last night at a fundraiser for CD11 GOP primary candidate David Harmer.

Watch video of Meese’s speech below.

Yes, Meese praised Harmer. But if you aren’t a Harmer fan, Meese also talked about Reagan, conservative principles and his views on the current state of the political landscape.

The event was held at the Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin. (It’s near Morgan Hill.) Meese was introduced by John Harmer, the candidate’s father, former state senator and lt. governor appointed by Reagan. (The Harmers met Meese when Reagan was governor.)

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  • Tom

    I’d be interested in hearing him address what part of “Reaganomics” led then AG Meese, as the S&L crisis was unfolding, to redirect Justice Dept prosecutors away from white-collar prosecutions and go after “pornographers” at the urging of anti-porn crusader and eventually-convicted S&L racketeer Charles Keating. Given the importance of getting “financial reform” right this time, should we believe the GOP’s feel-good free-market platitudes, or judge them by their past actions?

  • John W

    What Tom said.