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