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CD11: McNerney posts cash lead

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 5:39 pm in 2010 election, congressional district 11.

Harmer

Harmer

McNerney

McNerney

Democratic incumbent Rep. Jerry McNerney, of Pleasanton, has a comfortable lead in the cash race against 11th District GOP nominee David Harmer, of San Ramon.

According to federal election filings posted tonight, McNerney has raised $2.42 million, double that of Harmer.

McNerney also has three times more money in the bank as of Sept. 30, the close of the filing period.

McNerney: $2.42 million in contributions; $1.22 million in expenses; $8,024 in debts; and $1.5 million in cash on hand at the close of the reporting period. Within contributions, 66 percent, or $1.6 million, came from individuals, while 34 percent, or $818,803, came from political parties or political action committees.  Click here to read McNerney’s latest FEC report.

Harmer: $1.3 million in contributions; $928,517 in expenses; $28,817 in debts; $489,278 cash on hand at the close of the reporting period. Within contributions, 88 percent, or $1.14 million, came from individuals while 12 percent, or  $158,740, came from political parties or political action committees. Click here to read Harmer’s latest FEC report.

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  • Joe M.

    David Harmer would have defeated Garamendi if that special election last year had been held in 11th C.D. instead of 10th C.D. Garamendi had much better name recognition than Harmer but ended up losing the overall vote in voting booths. He also lost in Alameda County. Garamendi barely won his home county (he couldn’t vote for himself) and didn’t break 51% in Sacramento or Solano County. It’s a long shot for Gary Clift to win but Garamendi may find that he hasn’t made much progress with voters in the past year. I agree with the “Progressive Sundae” blogger that Garamendi should have run in 3rd C.D. but Dan Lungren would have beaten him. That’s where Garamendi’s main house (infamous for his Clinton-like stupid statement that his bedroom was in 3rd C.D. but his front yard was in 10th C.D.) is and his second home is. He has a ranch in the Sierra foothills. Garamendi’s a career politician who slithers around on the slime of his own self-importance. He’s also not the brightest bulb. He’s bought and paid for by the labor unions and AIPAC, the shady pro-Israel lobbying group. Won’t Garamendi please just go away.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    On Nov. 3, will the Politicians pull the plug on Foreign Wars, or Granny to balance the budget? Stay tuned!

  • John W

    Re #1

    Obviously Harmer v Garamendi would have been a different race had it been in the 11th, or even in the 10th in the current political climate. If Prop. 20 is approved this year, both the 10th and 11th will likely be very different. Can’t imagine San Ramon and Danville will be together with the Central Valley. But if you’re going to comment about Garamendi living just outside the district or being a career pol, let’s set the record straight. Tom McClintock was elected outside his district and is a “career politician.” Harmer lives just outside the 11th. And talk about career politician! He’s spent his entire adult life trying to join the club. Congressional staffer, Heritage Foundation, candidate for Congress in Utah in 1996, in the 10th last year and now in the 11th. If anybody’s not a “career politician,” it’s McNerney, who never had anything to do with politics before 2004.

  • John W

    Re: #2

    Interesting article in Sunday’s (10/17) New York Times magazine about how the world’s aging population leads to more economic globalization; and globalization leads to even older countries. China is aging rapidly but pushes the elderly aside, which frees up resources to be banker to the industrialized West and to compete for jobs. Other countries, especially “Old Europe,” put more resources into caring for the elderly but do so at the expense of education, research infrastructure and other things that would make them more competitive in the global marketplace. We’re seeing the conundrum unfold in the streets of France as we speak. I haven’t done justice to the lengthy article. If interested, look it up and read for it for yourself.

  • Joe M.

    Re: #3. The split between the 10th and 11th C.D. makes no sense. If Prop. 20 passes it should be more rational. I don’t trust Harmer one bit because he comes from a family of politicians and was a senior employee at a failed bank that got bailed out. He deserved to be fired/laid off because he helped to create the WaMu disaster and a seat in the Congress shouldn’t be his reward.

  • John W

    Nobody is better than John Garamendi at naming wayward whales.