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Here's Good News! McNerney's Coming!!

Original post made by unclehomerr.., Downtown, on Sep 11, 2010

Well.. this is what we've all been waiting for.. Jerry's coming for 6 weeks of heavy campaigning. He'll be all over the district ready to see us and answer ALL our questions. As a vulnerable incumbent.. and our representative!, he'll be happy to tell us what he's done for us and listen to our concerns if we send him back.

From yesterday's 'The Hill..'

House, Senate May Leave Town a Week Early
By Steven T. Dennis and Jessica Brady
Roll Call Staff
Sept. 10, 2010, 12:20 p.m.

House and Senate Democratic leaders are seriously considering adjourning a week earlier than planned — at the end of the month — to allow their vulnerable Members more time to campaign, several aides told Roll Call.

[Bet me!]

Comments (12)

Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2010 at 11:34 am

I think Jerry might just have waited too long. If he had answered a couple of my faxes regarding his positions on pending legislation, or been here to debate his position on the Health Care legislation, I might have voted for him. It's too late now....!!

Posted by SpeakUpJerry!
a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 11, 2010 at 11:44 am

I sent him a carrier pigeon, two smoke signal communiques and stood on my roof sending semaphore signals, but never got a response. Why didn't I think faxing, like Arroyo did? D'oh!

Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm

To "Arroyo",

He answered my emails about cracking down on companies that were off-shoring jobs and that we speculating on with our tax dollars using derivatives. I'm with you on the health care vote, though. That was the bill that needed more time and bipartisanship. Unfortunately, we didn't get it. On the balance, I'll take McNerney over Harmer.

Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Yeah, I forgot about the carrier pigeon I sent. I just figured some marksman wanted a squab dinner and Jerry never got my message.

Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Have any of you tried email?

Posted by John
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm

He does not answer email either. Or maybe not the ones from Pleasanton.

Posted by voter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:00 am

Is he funded by unions? That's the main thing.

Posted by SpeakUpJerry!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 8:23 am

Dear Voter,
McNerney's largest contributors are the Labor Unions. Note Labor below is $213,000.

Here is a breakdown of his campaign contributions (PAC money) in 2009-10 thus far...
(source: Web Link

Agribusiness $28,000
Communications/Electronics $56,500
Construction $5,500
Defense $5,000
Energy & Natural Resources $31,500
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $14,500
Health $94,927
Lawyers & Lobbyists $23,500
Transportation $12,500
Misc Business $20,254
Labor $213,000
Ideological/Single-Issue $128,350

Here is a breakdown of his Labor Union contributions...
Building Trade Unions $69,000
Industrial Unions $23,000
Transportation Unions $44,500
Public Sector Unions $52,500
Misc Unions $24,000

Further breakdown...
Building Trade Unions
AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept $1,000
Asbestos Workers Union $2,000
Bricklayers Union $2,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union $10,000
Ironworkers Union $10,000
Laborers Union $7,500
National Elevator Constructors Union $1,000
Operating Engineers Union $10,000
Painters & Allied Trades Union $10,000
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union $10,000
Sheet Metal Workers Union $5,000

Industrial Unions
Boilermakers Union $1,000
Communications Workers of America $5,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $5,000
United Auto Workers $2,000

Transportation Unions
Air Line Pilots Assn $3,500
Amalgamated Transit Union $3,000
American Maritime Officers $1,500
Intl Longshoremen's/Warehousemen's Union $3,500
Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn/Dist 1 $4,000
Masters, Mates & Pilots Union $2,500
National Air Traffic Controllers Assn $10,000
Seafarers International Union $4,500
Teamsters Union $10,000
Transport Workers Union $2,000

Public Sector Unions
American Federation of Govt Employees $3,500
American Federation of Teachers $10,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $10,000
American Postal Workers Union $5,500
International Assn of Fire Fighters $10,000
National Assn of Letter Carriers $5,000
National Assn of Postal Supervisors $3,000
National Assn of Postmasters $2,000
National Education Assn $1,500
National Rural Letter Carriers Assn $1,000
National Treasury Employees Union $1,000

Misc Unions
AFL-CIO $1,000
Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers $1,000
Office & Professional Employees Union $4,500
Service Employees International Union $5,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Union $10,000

Based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on Sunday, August 22, 2010.


Posted by Really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

SpeakupJerry must work for Harmer. Why dont you share his funders? The ones who are against the equal rights of our local citizens?

Posted by Chet
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Our fine Congressman Jerry McNerney has done a fantastic job for all of us in District 11. Jerry has written bills, lead the fight to get them passed and signed into law that greatly benefit all of us in the district. We need to keep Jerry working for us in Washington, DC and he more than deserves our votes and support this November. We can't ever be fooled again and return to the failed policies of the GOP. They had their chance and it led to the Great Bush/GOP recession.

Posted by Nurse Shark
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

No way would he share Harmer's source of funding. So Jerry is funded by the working people, huh? I guess that's a bad thing. Better to elect someone in the pocket of out of state interests and corporate fatcats, huh?

Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 13, 2010 at 9:04 am

SteveP is a registered user.

There must have been a Kool Aid stand set up this weekend near chet and his friend nursing shark. How do union kickbacks equate to funding by 'working people'? And the blame Bush mantra is really getting old....what has Jerry done to improve the economy? Or Obama, for that matter.......nada.....zilch...nothing. If you want Calif. to continue circling the drain, by all means vote for Jerry.
After all, look at how well 50 years of Dem majorities have turned out for our state.

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