Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 16, 2010

Harmer claims fundraising momentum increasing

GOP donors uniting in bid to unseat McNerney

by Jeb Bing

David Harmer, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 11th District that includes Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley, raised $402,244 between April 1 and June 30, ending the quarter with $233,046 in available cash on hand, his campaign spokesperson said Monday.

"David Harmer has increased his fundraising momentum since winning the primary as GOP donors unite behind his campaign," said campaign spokesman Tim Clark. "We are firmly on track to meet our general election finance goals."

For the year, Clark said that Harmer's broad-based finance effort has netted over $788,000 from 2,102 individual donors.

Clark said that in the first quarter of 2010, Harmer out-raised incumbent Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) by nearly $100,000.

"McNerney raised $282,251 in Q1 while Harmer, despite not entering the race until mid-January, raised $380,964," Clark said.

Harmer, who won the GOP primary in June to compete against McNerney, who is seeking reelection to his third term in Congress, is an attorney who has served as in-house counsel to several U.S. companies. He also has worked with the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute and the Pacific Legal Foundation.


Posted by Ty, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

Harmer = Carpetbagger

Posted by Patriot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2010 at 8:55 am

What about the money he got because a company he was working for was bailed out by the federal government with our tax dollars. Is he going to pay that back?

Posted by tehc, a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2010 at 9:31 am

We will have a fantastic Congressman in David Harmer. He will work hard for all of us in District 11. His efforts will be key in getting funds for important projects in our District and he will author and pass bills for our <insert pet project here> have been a huge benefit for District 11. Thank you David Harmer and he deserves to be elected and sent to Washington to keep replace Jerry McNerney the useless Pelosi puppet.

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