Meet David Harmer (Cand CA-11 vs. Jerry McNerney)
California’s 11th Congressional District in Northern Calif. covers parts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Joaquin counties. the incumbent, Jerry McNerney, won handily in 2008 with 55.3% to 44.7% of the vote. Compare to today after the toxicity of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid trio; Despite Representative Jerry McNerney having 93 percent name ID (with a 41 to 34 percent favorable-unfavorable rating) compared to challenger David | Read More »
CA-10: the last of the four.
Everybody wants to talk about the VA/NJ races, or NY-23, which makes sense: they’re gripping. But all the way over in CA-10 is a race between Republican David Harmer and Democrat Lt Gov. John Garamendi; one that Garamendi seems determined to win pretty much in spite of himself. It’s a hard district for a Republican to win, being D+11; but Harmer isn’t running as anything | Read More »
California taxpayer raid: “Think of it as a forced, interest-free loan…”
(h/t: Instapundit) California’s come up with another way to ensure that when the state finally crashes, it’s really going to crash: California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks The amount goes up 10% on Sunday as Sacramento borrows from taxpayers. Technically, it’s not an income tax increase: You’ll get the money back eventually. Reporting from Los Angeles and Sacramento – Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California | Read More »
David Harmer Could Use Some Last Minute Help in California
I’ve written about David Harmer before. He is in a very close election out in CA-10, running in a special election to replace former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.As Jim Geraghty noted yesterday, Harmer is running full steam ahead into the public option in his district, which leans blue, but in which Harmer is polling very, very well against a state wide elected Democrat — California’s Lieutenant | Read More »
David Harmer and the National GOP’s Screwed Up Priorities
There could be a serious upset in a congressional special election this year and it is going under the radar. John Fund took notice of it yesterday. David Harmer is the Republican running in a special election to fill Ellen Tauscher’s seat in Congress. The Democrat, Lt. Governor John Garamendi, is favored to win, but is only polling 41% to Harmer’s 34%. Interestingly, poling in | Read More »
There’s dumb, and then there’s DUMB.
And if a further level of dumb is needed, there’s John Garamendi (D) levels of dumb. In order of dumbness: Dumb. Not doing elementary fact-checking before you send out a campaign flyer that mixes up your opponent with a guy from another state. As Jim Geraghty put it: “Same name, different guy.” Dumber. Not being mature enough to apologize when your smear is caught and | Read More »
Three Congressional Seats of interest.
Just a quick survey: CA-10 (D+11): David Harmer isn’t quitting this particular special election, and he’s having a bit of fun with the… well, I don’t know what John Garamandi was trying to do here: …but I hope that he does it again. A lot. FL-08 (R+2): Alan Grayson opened his mouth again; apparently he’s under the impression that there are no such things as | Read More »