Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NRCC, $622,821 — DCCC, Still Zero

As of our last update, the NRCC had reported total independent expenditures in CA-11 of $553,005 since the beginning of August. Well, they’ve been busy since last Thursday.

On Friday, they reported spending $5,459 for opposition phone banking.

Monday brought two more expenditures for anti-McNerney phone banking, one for $3,795 and one for $5,377.

Tuesday, they reported spending $20,805 for smear mailer number 15.

Today, they spent $8,235 for a survey, $5,340 on phone banking and $20,805 for hit piece number 16.

Grand total: NRCC independent expenditures, $622,821.

Additionally, Richard Pombo is spending some of his $3.1 million to do robo-calls, such as this outstanding piece of work lies and slime by the ethically-challenged Wayne Johnson, president of the American Association of Political Consultants:
Jerry McNerney wants to repeal the federal death penalty for terrorists who kill Americans. And McNerney says North Korea should be allowed to develop nuclear weapons without fear of an American military response.

These are just two of the reasons local veterans oppose Jerry McNerney for Congress.

We want our children and families protected from acts of terror, but Jerry McNerney says America should not monitor Al Qaeda phone calls made into the US.

These are dangerous policies that threaten the security of our families.

And that’s why local veterans urge your support for Richard Pombo for Congress.

Paid for and authorized by Richard Pombo for Congress.
And yet, even with this unprecedented spending on negative campaigning in CA-11, McNerney remains in a statistical dead heat with Richard Pombo.

So what is the DCCC doing? Well, rumors abound on the national scene that the DCCC is going to borrow $10 million or more to finally enter races like the one in CA-11. Of course, rumor was that they were going to jump into CA-11 two weeks ago. All I can tell you with any certainty is that as of today, 20 days before the election, the DCCC has reported zero independent expenditures in CA-11.

[UPDATE: Daily Kos reports that the DCCC dropped $12 million into 32 Congressional races last night. None of them are in California.]

If you think it’s important to answer the NRCC’s cash dump, their incessant phone banking, 16 negative mail pieces, plus Richard Pombo’s sleazy lies, please take it upon yourself to do what the DCCC won’t — contribute to Jerry McNerney. This election probably represents the best opportunity we'll ever have to Say No To Pombo. Now is the time to dig deep.


Blogger Delta said...

In some ways, I hope that the DCCC stays out and that we can turn this into a McNerney victory without them. If so, they will be studying this race for years to figure out what happened.

Then, when Mr. McNerney goes to Washington, he will owe very little to the powers that be and everything to his constituents. Just the opposite of his opponent.

2:25 PM, October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

I thought about how I would answer to this segment, the only thing I can say is big deal so they raised $623,000. That does not make the NRCC better people or better candidates. It means they have more blood money. Tell them to put that on the Congress walls.

Posted 2003 to 200? we raised more money than any other party in history to kill our troops.

Vote these bums out.
Mc Nerney has an interest in this.

Tom Benigno

2:55 PM, October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

There has been some interest in the Contributions that Mayoral candidate Brent Ive's Republican from Tracy has received from Pombos office. The FPPC reeling on that issue is being researched at this very moment. There are two separate violations here one is to receive funds from Government officials and the other is not to accept the funds and use them in a local election. The other part of this is it legal broadcasting of that local race outside that venue. There had been some question on if Comcast could allow that commercial to be aired. The contract that Comcast has with Tracy is a separate one from each community. Therefore it would be violation of the contract that Comcast has with Tracy. The airing of the add should have been only on local community access. The reason being that is what the agreement was drafted for local community programming. There is where we could have another violation, if that venue were used for other reasons especially political.

Tom Benigno

1:00 PM, October 20, 2006  

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