Friday, October 06, 2006

DCCC Is A Day Late But Armed With Dollars

Well, I’d heard this story and was holding out for a more substantial announcement, but since Hank Shaw has posted it on his blog, here goes. It appears that the DCCC has finally decided to hop on the McNerney train, now that it’s pulled out of the station.
National Democrats are finally recognizing that Pleasanton wind energy consultant Jerry McNerney's campaign against Tracy Rep. Ricard Pombo is for real: They are polling in the district right now, and this survey will determine whether they're in for a penny, or in for a pound.

They're reportedly in for at least $100,000, however, according to several sources both here and in Washington DC. Should the D-Trip's polling show something similar to McNerney's survey (41% Pombo, 40% McNerney) you can bet they'll start slinging the cash the way the National Republican Campaign Committee already has been doing since late August.
According to Shaw, there are also rumors that either Al Gore or Bill Clinton may come out to campaign with McNerney in CA-11, and he also speculates about a return visit by President Bush.

It’s a fairly amazing thing to watch. The Pombo/McNerney race has turned into THE sexy race, certainly in California and possibly nationally. Part of this is because McNerney’s campaign has run a “tough and smart” (his new catch-phrase) race. But beyond that, from where I sit there are really two major factors that have brought us this far.

First, we have the outstanding work by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. Those of us who are local have long understood the impact of the Pombo In Their Pocket campaign throughout all of 2006, but the pundits in DC seem to have been blissfully unaware of the effect they are having in this race. From running TV and radio ads to staging earned media events to organizing massive canvassing efforts, their work has shown a bright light on Pombo’s abysmal record in Congress.

Second, and most important IMHO, are the grassroots supporters who have been at McNerney’s back all along. A year ago at this time, we were being told that the candidate who could bring in the DCCC backing/money was the only one who had a fighting chance of carrying CA-11. Well, the grassroots went up against the money machine, and now, to borrow from Markos, we’re crashing the gates. Folks, it's four and a half weeks to election day. Absentee ballots will be mailed early next week. We’ve come this far — let’s get out there and finish the job.


Blogger Matt Ortega said...

A great call to action, babaloo.

3:59 PM, October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Better late then never. Jerry's on his way now. This move will put him over the top. Bush comming out was a statement by him to tell his people, that enough was enough. Now more spending on negitive adds. If you don't have positive information, don't make waves. All the negitive adds will do is change the minds of the war supporters. It is all in a days work now.
Holloween will be early at the Pombo house this year.

The add for the month will be instead of What's in your Wallet. "Who's in your House".

Jerry Mc Nerney for Congress.

Tommy Bananas

4:32 PM, October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo yo yo!

Rocky here. How are all youse guys doin? Me and Paulie jest came in after anudder night of filmin and I decided to drop by dis blot to see whats happenin. All dis trainin has got Rocky like lookin buff if I say so myself.

Yo Bananas - you has becum McNerneys biggest All-Tempa-Cheerleader, am I right about dis or what?

Anyways, Adrian went out wit a few of her friends, and well I gots to wunnerin whats goin on in dis Horse's Ass Race between Team ButtaPombO and McNerney, soon to becum Congressman Windmill.

Yo SPY - where duh hell are you buddy? Cat got your sphincter or what? Anyways, duh news seems good outta Stock-Town days, butt not fer you. Woo woo woo. Stop cryin dose Crocodile-Hunter tears, on accounta duh fact dat duh guys now dead.

Sure wish I coulda been dere to see duh grate debate, butt hey, we all gotta make a livin. You know what I mean? Philly is damn nice dis time of year, and cheezestake hoagies are always in season.

Rocky out. Yo Babaloo, VPO, Delta - keep up duh good woik and take dis corrupt SOB out cum Fall. I miss bein in duh friggin Inner Circle, but ain't gonna tell you if I end up in duh Winner's Circle in Rocky VI. You'll have to cum see it fer yerself - heh, heh, heh.

Yer friend, Rocky. Go McNerney.

7:45 PM, October 06, 2006  

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